A conference entitled “Know more about DOs and DON’Ts of self-appraisal and appeals” was organised by Generation 2004 on 11 January 2018. It consisted in a varied programme of presentations, interactive dialogues and one-to-one advice sessions. This lunch-time conference is the second large public event organised by Generation 2004 after the Contract Agents Conference organised in November 2017.The lunch-time conference brought together a large number of attendees in Brussels and several hundred participants from Ispra, Seville and Luxembourg through web-streaming and videoconference.
The speakers from G2004 (Lorella Cattaruzza, Lyubomira Nesheva and Łukasz Wardyn) pointed out the importance of your self-appraisal and the annual report prepared by the reporting officer. During the lunch-time conference, they explained the promotion system in the EU Institutions and highlighted the importance of an appropriate language in your self-appraisal. The self-appraisal must positively mirror your performance rather than serve an excuse for your reporting officer to under-valuate your work because (s)he wants to promote someone else.
The presentation included instructions on the use of the Sysper template and on the key-words in your self-appraisal and any possible subsequent appeal. Speakers also presented some case studies.
As a follow-up to the conference, Generation 2004 has invited those interested in a one-to-one session by appointment to come and discuss in all confidentiality their individual self-appraisal and appeal with Generation2004’s experts. We are glad to say that the response was massive! Networking with other officials was another important aspect of the conference.