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Coordinator for Inter-institutional Relations – European Parliament Relations

  • Joint Research Centre
Brussels, Belgium
  • Joint Research Centre
Brussels, Belgium


The Joint Research Centre (JRC) provides independent, evidence-based knowledge and science, supporting EU policies to positively impact society.

The current vacancy is with Unit Strategy and Coordination of the Directorate for Strategy and Impact.

The mission of Unit is to coordinate the execution of the JRC strategy via the planning, adoption and monitoring of the JRC multiannual work programme. The Unit is also in charge of the strategic planning and programming cycle (SPP). The Unit coordinates relations with Commission services, including JRC's input to inter-service meetings and consultations, to reinforce the collaboration through JRC portfolios of activities. The Unit acts as an interface between the JRC and the European Parliament, the European Council, the European External Action Service, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions.

The successful candidate will contribute to coordinate the relations with the European Parliament and its Committee, STOA and EPRS; to back-up for relations with the Council, Committee of the Regions, European Economic and Social Committees, National Parliaments; to advise and support the DG in the management of inter-institutional procedures and processes.


A unique opportunity to work at the interplay between science and policy and on interinstitutional relations. A dynamic work environment working together with people with different scientific and policy backgrounds. The opportunity to travel to different JRC sites. Please see also Working at the Commission – conditions and environment (


The successful candidate will be part of a team of 5 colleagues who are in charge of coordinating JRC relations with other EU institutions.

The main responsibility of the successful candidate will be to manage JRC relations with the European Parliament. The jobholder will mainly have the following tasks:

Ensuring coordination of EP relations

  • Ensure the follow-up of policy developments in the area of JRC competences in the European Parliament and its Committees;

  • Prepare and / or attend meetings, follow up activities and discussions of the European Parliament, its Committees and / or working groups;

  • Ensure the follow-up of recommendations, reports, revised proposals and / or budgetary an discharge proceedings of the European Parliament and its Committees;

  • Inform the Directorate General on the developments and / or proceedings within the European Parliament. Draft reports of meetings and transmit relevant documents;

  • Maintain a network of contacts in the European Parliament, in particular with the secretariat of political groups, committees and the Secretariat General of the Parliament;

  • Contribute in co-ordinate and to the preparation of briefings for the intervention of the Member of the Commission and / or the Director General before the Council (relevant working parties);

  • Ensure that the Directorate General is appropriately represented in the relevant interinstitutional fora;

  • Monitor, follow and report on relevant work of inter-institutional fora.


  • Help in coordinate JRC contributions to European Parliament's written and oral questions, and resolutions;

  • Back-up – co-ordinate relations between the Directorate General and the Council, the Committee of the Regions and EESC.

As a complementary task, the candidate might be asked to also work on coordination of relations with 1 or 2 DGs together with other colleagues from the unit.


We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated colleague with a service-oriented approach. The job requires a result-oriented and proactive team player who is able to interact with colleagues in the JRC as well as with external stakeholders.

The candidate should have a good understanding of the EU inter-institutional landscape and dynamics and be interested in promoting the science for policy agenda. The candidate should have good written and oral communication skills to draft briefings, speeches and notes for senior management and a good command of English (C1).


If you are already on a valid CAST FG IV reserve list, or you have already applied to one of the calls below, you can directly submit your application at

If not, before applying to this position, you must register for one of the two following:

Note that each of the calls above has different minimum eligibility requirements and different selection tests.

The JRC cultivates a workplace based on respect for other people and the environment, and embraces non-discriminatory practices and equality of opportunity. In case of equal merit, preference will be given to the gender in minority.
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