STÁŽ: Zaujímavá a hodnotná stáž v Brusseli vo WMCES na 6 mesiacov

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Visiting fellow (m/f)

The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies – the political foundation/think-tank of the European People’s Party (EPP; the largest European-level political party of the centre-right) conducts activities on a wide range of policy-oriented, EU-related issues.

The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies was established under the revised EU Regulation (EC) No. 2004/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council, the regulations governing political parties at European level and the rules regarding their funding. The Centre is a offers the unique opportunity of being part of a new and energetic team, which will lay the groundwork for the organisation’s ambitious plan of action.

The Martens Centre is currently looking for a dynamic, motivated and innovative individual with academic credentials to fill a position of 6 months as Visiting Fellow, based in Brussels. The contract is not renewable.

The position of visiting Fellow is offered for a period of 6 months, starting November 2015.

Key responsibilities:

– Developing at least one major research project reflecting the interests and competence of the visiting fellow
– Improving the quality of the research and studies of the Centre in accordance with academic standards;
– Assisting in building relations and enhancing the standing of the Centre within the academic and research community;
– Assisting in planning and structuring future research projects as well as the Centre’s in-house research projects;
– Active involvement and participation in the communication of the results of research projects;


– Assisting in the management and organisation of the joint activities together with the Member foundations;
– Contributing in the development of the academic policy journal of the Centre “European View”;
– Assisting in the development of the Martens Centre publications;
– Compiling databases and collecting relevant publications and studies from all areas of European politics;
– Planning and management of the Seminars;
– Contributing to the Martens Centre online initiatives;
– Monitoring political developments in Europe and analysing data, relevant publications and studies for further use in the research of the Centre.

Candidate requirements:

– University degree in political science, social sciences, law, economics or related disciplines;
– Post-graduate level fluency in English, with proven writing skills; knowledge of additional languages is welcome;
– Excellent analytical as well as organizational skills;
– Good knowledge of European and international politics and familiarity with the history and the tradition of the Christian Democrat, Conservative and like-minded political parties of the EPP family;
– Committed and flexible team player, able to work in a multi-national environment.
– Preference will be given to the applicants familiar with the Martens Centre Research work and/or activities of the Martens Centre with its Member foundations.

Submission of application:

Applicants should forward a detailed CV and a cover letter by e-mail at to the attention of Tomi Huhtanen, Director, at latest 30 September 2015. When applying, please mention in the subject-line of the email message “Visiting fellow”.

Please note that due to the high number of applications we receive, only candidates short-listed for interviews will be contacted.

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