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One step forward in our fight: internal competition for AST & AST/SC (+training offer)

*Update 14.03.2024.  Below are the recording and slides of the online free webinar.  Also find answers to your questions on this link.* Original article: After many years, our consistent efforts paid off as a new AST3 internal competition notice which is open also to AST/SC officials and temporary agents has just been published.  The fight for our AST/SC colleagues is not over but we moved one step forward.

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Training offer for External Competitions

Generation 2004, in collaboration with Yasemos Europeos, is happy to offer you online training and webinars to assist you with preparing for the external competitions.  A discount rate is offered to Generation 2004 members, see below.  All seminars will be in English.

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Training offer for external competitions and certification

*Update 15.01.2024 additional dates for Certification dates added below.* Original article: we offer (in collaboration with Yasemos Europeos) online training to assist you in preparing for external (EPSO) competitions and certification.

For AD7 competition, you can benefit  from a special discount if you are a member of  Generation 2004. Before you register, ask for the special discount code to our secretariat.

You can find the video recording and the PowerPoint presentation of the free webinar here.

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Training offer for certification & internal competitions

*Update 15.12.2023, check out our 2024 training.* Generation 2004, in collaboration with Yasemos Europeos, is offering online trainings and webinars to assist you in preparing for the Certification exercise and internal competitions.

There is a special price for all participants to  the certification  training.  The talent screener  webinar is free for all staff.

You can find the video recording and the PowerPoint presentation of the free webinar here.

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One more pension pitfall, or how the Commission fails to keep up

*Update 11.10.2023: we have added details on how national systems deal with time in EU service and also on military service: many thanks to the colleagues who highlighted these situations to us. It is much appreciated.* Original article: It’s been some time now (in many cases decades) since it became possible to have pension contributions made on your behalf in many Member States while you are not working. These ‘gifted’ contributions might cover periods of long-term sickness, of unemployment, military service[1] or of caring responsibilities, depending on the national authority. Continue reading One more pension pitfall, or how the Commission fails to keep up

Internal competitions: AST/SC2, AST2, AD6, 7, 9, 12

Generation 2004 in cooperation with the company YSE will offer a  workshop-webinar on the application process for internal competitions  (AST/SC2, AST2, AD6, AD7, AD9, AD12). We will focus on practical aspects of the application, work experience requirements, tips for the talent for those competitions which have it and the most common mistakes done by the candidates.   At the end, micros will be open for your questions. Continue reading Internal competitions: AST/SC2, AST2, AD6, 7, 9, 12

Promotion/reclassification exercises 2022

As happens every year, the promotion (officials) and reclassification (contract agents) exercises end with the publication of the final lists (officials and Contract Agents). The list for local agents in Delegations and Representations is normally published around 4 working days later. If your name is on the list you will be promoted/reclassified (changes will be visible in your December 2022 payslip (together with the 4.5% salary increase backdated to July 2022)) and Generation 2004 would like to warmly congratulate you. Continue reading Promotion/reclassification exercises 2022

Generation 2004 is hiring a Brussels-based IT specialist

*Deadline for application: Friday 23 September 2022 23.59 CET.*

Generation 2004, the largest staff organisation in the Commission, is looking for a motivated colleague to reinforce our team in Brussels. It is a full-time job where you will be seconded from your service to Generation 2004. Please beware that the colleague selected must already be placed in Brussels.

If you are employed in the Commission as an official (administrator (AD), assistant (AST) or secretary/clerk (AST/SC)), as a Contract Agent (CA) or as a Temporary Agent (TA), you can apply for the job! Continue reading Generation 2004 is hiring a Brussels-based IT specialist

Home leave Decision 2022: an improvement for some staff

The new home leave decision 2022[1] will provide more days of leave to official, temporary agent and contract agent colleagues who are employed 2001km or more away from their official place of origin[2].  Generation 2004 thinks that this decision will have a far from solid impact on the general purpose of having a good work-life balance and the time to connect with friends and family, not to forget all the inevitable administrative work one needs to do when back in the home country. Continue reading Home leave Decision 2022: an improvement for some staff

Stop having AST/SC staff do AST roles without the corresponding pay and potential!

Article 90(2) complaint lodged against a published post for an AST/SC financial assistant. Generation 2004 is the first and only staff representation to reveal and condemn the ongoing process of replacing non-secretary assistant (AST) staff with secretaries and clerks (AST/SC) staff. Continue reading Stop having AST/SC staff do AST roles without the corresponding pay and potential!