EPSO

Contract Agents: what does the future hold?

*Update 20.09.2022 event sign-up link added.* Generation 2004, the only staff organisation with all representative staff categories in its team, is here to listen to you and your concerns and to develop together with you our positions on many work- and well-being-at-work- related issues. The Generation 2004 team has made a solid contribution to defend the interests of Contract Agents (CAs), the category of staff with the most uncertain future. Continue reading Contract Agents: what does the future hold?

Contract Agents are frustrated! Here is why!

EPSO CAST vs. CAST PERMANENT 

One of the reasons for frustration of Contract Agents (CA) happens even before they are hired (i.e., during the recruitment phase). 

The CAST PERMANENT is a selection tool that was introduced in 2017. Permanent means that there is no deadline, so candidates can submit applications at any time.  Continue reading Contract Agents are frustrated! Here is why!

Stated objectives: ‘pilot’ Junior Professionals Programme (JPP) (long read)

On the occasion of the launching of the call for expressions of interest (21.03.2022) for the NINTH [9th] ‘pilot’[1] Junior Professionals Programme (JPP) we take the opportunity to look at the stated objectives of this ‘pilot’ programme.

First some context. We start with the figures. The Commission has around 32281 staff in total (DG HR, 2021 Key Figures). ‘Pilot’ JPP1-8 have produced some 200 junior professionals so far Continue reading Stated objectives: ‘pilot’ Junior Professionals Programme (JPP) (long read)

NEW COMPETITION – SAME OLD STORY!

*Update 08.07.2022: you can also take the same action (apply and appeal the rejection) for the 2022 internal competitions. We are also organising training for August 2022.*

Another Internal Competition has just been announced which is exclusively open to Temporary Agents (TAs), i.e. mainly cabinet staff (‘parachutage’?) as well as our JPP ”Jeunesse dorée”. Oops HR did it again Continue reading NEW COMPETITION – SAME OLD STORY!

CBT training offer

Generation 2004 is organising computer-based multiple-choice test (CBT) training to provide you with techniques to pass the contract agents selection tool (CAST) or the CBT phase of any European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) competition.

The final objective is to guarantee that candidates master the CBT methodology. The training sessions will go through the theory of the exercises and share a practical methodology and exercises for practice at home, with the possibility of addressing doubts in the following session. Continue reading CBT training offer

Online training courses for the EPSO assessment centre and the secretary concours (SC 1 and SC 2)

Is your EPSO exam approaching and you want to prepare properly?

Ya Semos Europeos (YSE), a training company Generation 2004 has teamed up with in the past to deliver courses for colleagues in the Commission, is offering online training sessions to exercise and reply to your individual questions on the EPSO assessment centre and the recently announced secretary concours SC 1 and SC 2. Continue reading Online training courses for the EPSO assessment centre and the secretary concours (SC 1 and SC 2)

Online training courses for the EPSO assessment centre

Is your EPSO assessment centre exam approaching (even if for now postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis) and you want to prepare properly?

Ya Semos Europeos (YSE), a training company Generation 2004 has teamed up with in the past to deliver courses for colleagues in the Commission, is offering online training sessions to exercise and reply to your individual questions on the EPSO assessment centre. Continue reading Online training courses for the EPSO assessment centre