I would like to apply for a position, how can I do it? What is the difference between a restricted and a non-restricted position at Europol?

How to apply

Europol offers job opportunities under contracts as Temporary Agents (TAs) and Contract Agents (CAs).

Available Temporary Agent posts may be non-restricted (open to all EU citizens) or restricted (open only to EU citizens who are members of national services competent to fight organised crime and terrorism). Europol also selects National Experts who are seconded by Member States, to specific fields of expertise.

All non-restricted posts applications must be made via our online recruitment system. Currently it is not possible to apply online for restricted posts.

If you are applying for a post that is open only to staff from competent authorities in the Member States — such posts are marked with a ‘Restricted’ label — you must submit the form (Application form for Restricted Temporary Agents) through your Europol National Unit (ENU), which will forward it on to us for you.

Before you go through the trouble of applying for such a post, you must ensure that being posted at Europol is in line with, and can be accommodated by, your administrative situation with your current employer. Should your application be successful, you will be required to provide evidence to that effect before you can take up the post.

You must confirm in your application that you are employed by a competent authority, and have that confirmation signed by an official of that authority who is authorised to do so (see ENU confirmation).

In some cases, certain details of a vacancy notice will not be published for security reasons. In such cases, you should get in touch with your ENU to learn those details.