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 a competent authority in the meaning of Article 2a) of the Europol Regulation). Europol also selects National Experts who are seconded by Member States, to specific fields of expertise.

All applications must be submitted via our online recruitment system with the exception of the applications for Seconded National Expert posts that must be submitted by email via the Europol National Units.

If you are a member of a competent authority and you are applying for a restricted or restricted annex II temporary agent 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 currently employed by a competent authority. It is no longer necessary to provide a Europol National Unit (ENU) confirmation at the time of application. Europol will request the confirmation after the shortlisting and ONLY for shortlisted applicants. Applications submitted by other means (paper or e-mail) will not be accepted.

In some cases, certain details of a vacancy notice will not be published for security reasons.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.