23.9.2021   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

CA 386/1


NOTICE OF OPEN COMPETITIONS

TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT WORKERS

EPSO/AST/150/21 – Technicians (AST 3)

Field 1: Audiovisual and conference technicians

Field 2: Building technicians

Field 3: Laboratory technicians

EPSO/AST-SC/11/21 – Laboratory support workers (AST-SC 1)

(2021/C 386 A/01)

Deadline for registration: 26 October 2021 at 12.00 (midday), Brussels time

The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) is organising open competitions, based on qualifications and tests, to draw up reserve lists from which the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of the EU, the European Court of Justice, the Economic and Social Committee, the Court of Auditors and the Committee of the Regions may recruit new members of the civil service as ‘ technicians’ (function group AST) or ‘support workers (function group AST-SC).

Successful candidates recruited from competition EPSO/AST/150/21 will work in the abovementioned three fields. Laureates of field 1 and 2 of competition EPSO/AST/150/21 will be mainly recruited in Brussels and Luxembourg (for the European Commission, priority will be given to recruitments in Luxembourg). Laureates of field 3 of competition EPSO/AST/150/21 as well as of competition EPSO/AST-SC/11/21 will mainly be recruited at the premises of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Ispra (IT), Karlsruhe (DE), Petten (NL) and Geel (BE).

This Notice of Competitions and its annexes form the legally binding framework for these selection procedures.

Please see ANNEX III for the general rules governing open competitions.

Number of successful candidates sought per competition and per field:

EPSO/AST/150/21

Field 1:

Audiovisual and conference technicians: 92

Field 2:

Building technicians: 114

Field 3:

Laboratory technicians: 20

EPSO/AST-SC/11/21

Laboratory support workers: 15

This Notice covers two competitions, one of which contains three fields. You may only apply to one field per competition. You must make your choice when you apply online and you will not be able to change it after you have validated your online application form.

Throughout the selection procedure, you will be invited to sit several tests, as indicated in this Notice of Competitions. EPSO will ensure that the conditions under which you sit such tests are in line with the recommendations established by the relevant Public Health Authorities (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control/other International/European and national authorities).

WHAT TASKS CAN I EXPECT TO PERFORM?

EPSO/AST/150/21

Field 1: Audiovisual and conference technicians

Audiovisual and conference technicians are responsible for designing, commissioning and configuring audiovisual infrastructures such as meeting and broadcast-oriented facilities as well as managing related projects and, if required, operating and troubleshooting such infrastructures.

Field 2: Building technicians

Building technicians assist with project management in the areas of construction and renovation of buildings, facility management, specialised technology (e.g. heating, ventilation and air-conditioning — HVAC and electromechanical, electrical engineering), structural work and finishing, energy and environment management of buildings, health and safety management and prevention matters.

Field 3: Laboratory technicians

Laboratory technicians are responsible for the design, installation, management and maintenance of technical installations and laboratories used mainly by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. Technical installations include chemical/material-science/biology/electrical/electronics laboratories, electrical networks, hydraulic and ventilation systems, mechanical workshops and mechatronics systems.

EPSO/AST-SC/11/21 — Laboratory support workers

Laboratory support workers perform the operational tasks related to design, installation, management and maintenance of technical installations and laboratories used mainly by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. Technical installations include chemical/material-science/biology/electrical/electronics laboratories, electrical networks, hydraulic and ventilation systems, mechanical workshops and mechatronics systems.

Please see ANNEX I for more information about the typical duties to be performed.

AM I ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

You must meet ALL of the following general and specific conditions on the closing date for online applications:

(1)    General conditions

Enjoy full rights as a citizen of a Member State of the EU

Meet any obligations under national laws on military service

Meet the character requirements for the duties concerned

(2)    Specific conditions — languages

You must have knowledge of at least two official EU languages ; one at minimum C1 level (thorough knowledge) and the other at minimum B2 level (satisfactory knowledge).

Please note that the minimum levels required above must apply to each linguistic ability (speaking, writing, reading and listening) requested in the application form. These abilities reflect those of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: https://rm.coe.int/CoERMPublicCommonSearchServices/DisplayDCTMContent?documentId=090000168045bb52

In this Notice of Competitions, we will refer to the languages as:

Language 1: language used for the computer-based Multiple-Choice Question tests,

Language 2: language used for the selection based on qualifications (Talent Screener) and for the assessment centre tests. This must be different from language 1.

Communication via the EPSO account between EPSO and the candidates who have submitted a valid application will take place in one of the languages they have declared in their application form at B2 level or higher.

Language 2 must be English or French.

The successful candidates recruited from these two competitions are required to have a satisfactory knowledge (minimum level B2) of English or French . This requirement matches the reality of the job environment, as specified below in relation to each field.

EPSO/AST/150/21, Field 1: Audiovisual and conference technicians

English is the most widely used language in the audiovisual domain, both worldwide and within the EU institutions. The good knowledge of English is indispensable in cases where technicians working in the EU institutions are in contact with technicians in other international organisations such as United Nations, World Trade Organisation, or European Patent Office, to prepare the technical set-up of high-level meetings. The common language used to communicate with the interpretation services of these organisations is also English.

Technical guides and standards, equipment manuals and other reference documents as well as training materials issued by manufacturers of equipment used in this domain are most commonly available in English and French. The IT tool used by the conference technicians — Coralin — which serves for planning of room services, only exists in English and French. Trainings by the external training providers are delivered in English, whereas peer training and on-the-job training are provided in English and French.

English and French are the main languages used for drafting technical and operational specifications for the new conference and audiovisual facilities or for upgrading existing facilities. In all the existing framework contracts which have been established for the provision of audiovisual services, as well as for the purchase, installation, and maintenance services, English and French are the languages imposed in the framework contract. This means that the teams provided by the external contractors are working only in English or French. In case of contacts with local providers, mostly in Brussels, French is the most common language used.

English and French are the languages most frequently used by organisers and participants in conferences and other events for which audiovisual and conference technicians might be required to provide assistance. Their main interlocutors in such cases, for example technical staff in charge of meeting rooms, conference organisers, etc. are also using English and French as default languages.

Finally, English and French are also the internal communication languages in the departments providing audiovisual and conference services.

EPSO/AST/150/21, Field 2: Building technicians

Officials recruited as building technicians will be required to liaise on a daily basis with contractors, external companies, and local authorities, mainly in Brussels and Luxembourg. The main working language of these external stakeholders is French and, to a lesser extent, English. For example, English is used in contacts with Dutch-speaking contractors and with the contractors that are part of bigger multinational consortia. The knowledge of French enables the building technicians to understand and apply local legislation.

French and English are the main languages used to draft expressions of needs and tender specifications, related to the building upkeep, maintenance and management.

The technical specifications, procedure manuals, international norms and standards in the field of construction and building management are available mostly in English. On-the-job and peer training in the relevant services is provided only in French and English.

English and French are also the main languages of internal communication in the departments providing infrastructure and logistics services, as well as between those services and the client departments.

EPSO/AST/150/21, Field 3: Laboratory technicians and EPSO/AST-SC/11/21 — Laboratory support workers

Officials recruited as laboratory technicians and laboratory support workers will be employed in various sites of the Joint Research Centre, located in several Member States. In most of these sites one of the languages used is the language of the host Member State for which all newly recruited officials undergo training. However, across all the sites of the Joint Research Centre, English and French are the two most widely used common languages. They are used to communicate between different sites, to liaise with the research centres, as well as with other EU institutions. While English is mostly used in written communication across the Joint Research Centre, French is widely used in a number of laboratories.

Internal training is provided in English and French, and the IT tools and equipment manuals used by laboratory technicians and laboratory support workers are available in English and French.

For the reasons listed above in relation to the fields covered by these competitions, the knowledge of English and/or French would enable the recruited officials to be immediately operational and to perform in the most efficient way the technical and support duties listed in Annex I to the Notice of Competition.

This is also why, as regards point (4) of section ‘HOW WILL I BE SELECTED’, English or French must be used for the selection based on qualifications (Talent Screener) and for the assessment centre tests. Furthermore, the Talent Screener is subject to a comparative assessment by the Selection Board. It is used as a reference document by the Selection Board during the field-related interview at the assessment centre, and is used for recruitment purposes if a candidate is successful. It is therefore in the interest of the service and of the candidates that the Talent Screener is completed in language 2.

(3)    Specific conditions — qualifications and work experience

EPSO/AST/150/21

Field 1: Audiovisual and conference technicians

A level of post-secondary education attested by a diploma in an area related to the duties of field 1 as indicated in Annex I and followed by at least 3 years’ professional experience relevant to those same duties,

or

Secondary education attested by a diploma giving access to post-secondary education, followed by at least 6 years’ professional experience relevant to the duties of field 1 as indicated in Annex I.

Field 2: Building technicians

A level of post-secondary education attested by a diploma in building security, occupational and building safety, building technology, energy and environment management of buildings or in another area directly linked to the duties of field 2 as indicated in Annex I, followed by at least 3 years’ professional experience relevant to those same duties,

or

Secondary education attested by a diploma giving access to post-secondary education, followed by at least 6 years’ professional experience relevant to the duties of field 2 as indicated in Annex I.

Field 3: Laboratory technicians

A level of post-secondary education attested by a diploma in an area related to the duties of field 3 as indicated in Annex I and followed by at least 3 years’ professional experience relevant to those same duties,

or

Secondary education attested by a diploma giving access to post-secondary education, followed by at least 6 years’ professional experience relevant to the duties of field 3 as indicated in Annex I.

EPSO/AST-SC/11/21 — Laboratory support workers

A level of post-secondary education of at least 1 year attested by a diploma directly related to the duties as indicated in Annex I,

or

Secondary education attested by a diploma giving access to post-secondary education, followed by at least 3 years’ professional experience directly related to the duties as indicated in Annex I,

or

Professional training (equivalent to European Qualification Framework Level 4 — https://europa.eu/europass/en/description-eight-eqf-levels) of at least 1 year, followed by at least 3 years’ professional experience. Both the training and experience must be directly related to the duties as indicated in Annex I.

Please see ANNEX IV for examples of minimum qualifications

HOW WILL I BE SELECTED?

(1)    Application process

When completing your application form , you will have to:

select a language 1 and a language 2 for the tests:

language 1 from among any of the 24 official EU languages, and

language 2 between English or French. This must be different from language 1,

confirm your eligibility for the competition,

provide further information relevant to the chosen competition (for example: diplomas, work experience and answers to field-related questions (Talent Screener), see point 4 below).

The online application form is available in the 24 official EU languages. You can select any of these languages when completing it, except for the Talent Screener section that must be completed in your language 2 .

By validating your application form, you declare on your honour that you meet all the conditions mentioned under the section ‘Am I eligible to apply?’ Once you have validated your application form, you will no longer be able to make any changes. It is your responsibility to ensure that you complete and validate your application within the deadline.

(2)    Computer-based Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ) tests

If the number of candidates:

exceeds a certain threshold , as defined by the Director of EPSO acting as Appointing Authority, all candidates who validated their application form by the deadline will be invited to sit a series of computer-based MCQ tests either in one of EPSO’s accredited centres or remotely,

is below the threshold , these tests will be held during the assessment centre (point 5) instead.

Unless instructed otherwise, you must book an appointment for the MCQ tests following the instructions received from EPSO. EPSO will offer you typically several dates on which you can sit the tests in various locations. Alternatively, EPSO may decide to offer you the possibility to sit the tests online. The booking and testing periods are limited .

The computer-based MCQ tests will be organised as follows:

Tests

Language

Questions

Duration

Marking

Pass mark

Verbal reasoning

Language 1

20 questions

35 min

Out of 20

10/20

Numerical reasoning

Language 1

10 questions

20 min

Out of 10

Numerical + abstract combined: 10/20

Abstract reasoning

Language 1

10 questions

10 min

Out of 10

These tests are eliminatory, which means that you must obtain at least the pass marks indicated in the table above. The marks obtained will not be added to the marks of the other tests in the calculation of your total score.

(3)    Eligibility checks

The eligibility requirements laid down in the section ‘Am I eligible to apply?’ above will be checked against the data provided in candidates’ online applications. EPSO will check whether you meet the general eligibility conditions, while the Selection Board will check compliance with the specific eligibility conditions under the sections ‘Education and Training’ and ‘Professional Experience’ of the candidates’ online application, taking into account the duties indicated in Annex I.

One of the following two scenarios will be applied depending on whether the threshold mentioned under point 2 above has been exceeded:

If the computer-based MCQ tests are organised upfront , the Selection Board will proceed with the eligibility checks of the files of the candidates who have obtained the pass marks in all tests, as defined in the Notice of Competitions, and in descending order of the relevant marks obtained in those tests. The files will be checked until the number of eligible candidates reaches a certain threshold, defined by the Director of EPSO acting as Appointing Authority prior to testing, and only those candidates will be invited to the next phase of the competition. The other files will not be checked.

If the computer-based MCQ tests are not organised upfront , the files of all candidates who validated their application form by the deadline will be checked for eligibility.

Please note that the candidates’ supporting documents will be checked at a later stage (see point 6 below).

(4)    Selection based on qualifications (Talent Screener)

In order to allow the Selection Board to carry out an objective assessment of the comparative merits of all candidates in a structured way, all candidates in the same field must answer the same set of questions in the ‘Talent Screener’ section of the application form in language 2. The selection based on qualifications will be carried out, only for those candidates deemed eligible as described above in point 3, using solely the information provided in this Talent Screener section. You should therefore include all relevant information in your Talent Screener answers, even if already mentioned in other sections of your application form. The questions are based on the selection criteria listed in Annex II.

Please see ANNEX II for the list of criteria.

To carry out the selection based on qualifications, the Selection Board will first assign each selection criterion a weighting that reflects its relative importance (1 to 3) and each of the candidate’s responses will be awarded between 0 and 4 points. The points are multiplied by the weighting for each criterion and added up to identify those candidates whose profiles best match the duties to be performed.

Only the candidates with the highest total marks following the selection based on qualifications (Talent Screener) will go through to the next phase.

(5)    Assessment centre

A maximum of 3 times the number of successful candidates sought for each field will be invited to this phase. If you meet the eligibility requirements according to the data in your online application and if you scored one of the highest overall marks for the selection based on qualifications, you will be invited to attend an assessment centre (online or in-person) over one or several days in your language 2 . Please note that the case study may be organised either in one of EPSO’s accredited test centres or remotely. Further details and instructions will be included in your invitation letter.

If the computer-based MCQ tests described in point 2 were not organised upfront , you will sit them during the assessment centre phase either in one of EPSO’s accredited centres or remotely.

Unless instructed otherwise, you will have to upload scanned copies of your supporting documents to your EPSO account. Further details and instructions will be included in your invitation letter.

Seven general competencies, as well as the field-related competencies required for each field of competition EPSO/AST/150/21 and for competition EPSO/AST-SC/11/21, will be tested during the assessment centre through three tests (Case study, Situational Competency-Based Interview and field-related interview) as described in the following matrices:

Competency

Test

1.

Analysis and problem-solving

Case study

2.

Communication

Case study

3.

Delivering quality and results

Case study

4.

Learning and development

Situational Competency-Based Interview

5.

Prioritising and organising

Case study

6.

Resilience

Situational Competency-Based Interview

7.

Working with others

Situational Competency-Based Interview

Pass marks : Each competency will be marked out of 10. There is no pass mark per competency, however you must reach a pass mark of at least 35/70 in total. The mark obtained in these tests will count towards the final overall mark.

Competency

Test

Marking

Pass mark

Field-related competencies

Field-related interview

Out of 100

50/100

For the field-related interview test, you must obtain at least the pass mark indicated in the table above. The mark obtained in this test will count towards the final overall mark.

(6)    Reserve list

After checking candidates’ supporting documents against the information provided in their online application form, the Selection Board will draw up four reserve lists for the two competitions — until the number of successful candidates sought is reached — of those eligible candidates who have obtained all pass marks as well as the highest overall marks, out of 170, following the assessment centre. Names will be listed alphabetically.

The reserve lists and the competency passports, giving qualitative feedback from the Selection Board, of successful candidates will be made available to the EU institutions for recruitment procedures and future career development. Inclusion on a reserve list does not confer any right to or guarantee of recruitment .

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND SPECIAL ADJUSTMENTS

EPSO endeavours to apply equal opportunities, equality of treatment and access to all candidates.

If you have a disability or a medical condition that may affect your ability to sit the tests, please indicate this in your application form and follow the procedure to request special adjustments in the selection tests as described in the General rules annexed to this notice (under point 1.3. Equal opportunities and special adjustments).

Discover more about our equal opportunities policy and how to request special adjustments on our website (https://epso.europa.eu/how-to-apply/equal-opportunities).

WHEN AND WHERE CAN I APPLY?

In order to apply, you will first need to create an EPSO account. Please note that you must create only one account for all EPSO applications.

Apply online on the EPSO website https://epso.europa.eu/job-opportunities by:

26 October 2021 at 12.00 (midday), Brussels time.


ANNEX I

DUTIES

EPSO/AST/150/21

Field 1: Audiovisual and conference technicians

1.

Designing, configuring and/or implementing conference and audiovisual facilities/equipment, which include: conference and multilingual interpreting systems; systems for capturing, processing, recording, distributing and broadcasting of audio and/or video streams; voting systems; meeting room automation; local and central control systems and local and central infrastructure to manage a meeting room; remote participation systems (video/web conferencing).

The related tasks also include:

drafting technical and/or operational specifications for new conference and audiovisual facilities or/and for upgrading existing facilities,

ensuring project management and supervising of on-site work carried out by contractors,

ensuring compliance with international standards on conference and simultaneous interpreting installations,

keeping an inventory of audiovisual equipment,

giving training and ensuring knowledge-sharing on conference and audiovisual facilities/equipment.

2.

Ensuring the programming, configuring and the smooth running of conference and audiovisual facilities/equipment in conference, meetings and broadcasting spaces.

3.

Assembling and installing mobile audio and/or video equipment (e.g. cameras, screens, projectors, microphones, mixing desks, mobile racks, etc.) during events.

4.

Organising, supervising and/or ensuring the preventive and corrective maintenance of conference and audiovisual facilities/equipment and carrying out electronic repairs and modifications.

5.

Setting up, installing, configuring audiovisual and IT equipment for the transmission of images and sound via the IT and/or telecommunications network (video and audio streaming, videoconferences, etc.).

6.

Operating conference and audiovisual facilities/equipment, if required.

Field 2: Building technicians

1.

Managing administrative and financial aspects of building projects and maintenance activities ensuring that assignments of contract terms and conditions are followed through (drafting notes and technical descriptions, etc.).

2.

Carrying out executive and supervisory duties relating to implementation of all technical stages of building projects (drafting expression of needs, overseeing: feasibility, preliminary studies, project studies, tenders specifications, works, commissioning and acceptance of works, completion and warranties, etc.).

3.

Carrying out executive and supervisory duties relating to building upkeep, maintenance and facility management (assessing needs, multiannual planning, tenders, budget supervision, supervising works, organising inspections, managing and supervising external contractors on site, advising on technical solutions, cleaning and waste management, etc.).

4.

Carrying out executive and supervisory duties relating to consumption in buildings (consumption monitoring, economy planning and organisation).

5.

Carrying out executive and supervisory duties relating to fitting or refitting plans (design, planning, advising on budgeting for different solutions, specifications, tenders, supervising works, commissioning and acceptance of works).

6.

Follow-up and updating of environmental permits, building legal compliance, environmental and energy building certifications and EMAS (Eco-management and Audit Scheme), drafting ‘Green Public Procurement’ specifications.

7.

Carrying out advisory and supervisory duties relating to safety, health and prevention matters.

8.

Coordinating and following up executive and supervisory work in relation to the maintenance of fittings and building maintenance on the site.

9.

For the abovementioned field, maintaining relations with the departments concerned and/or other institutions and/or external service providers.

10.

Carrying out executive and supervisory work concerning the logistics associated with all of the abovementioned activities.

Field 3: Laboratory technicians

Laboratory infrastructure technicians are responsible for the design, installation, management and maintenance of technical installations and laboratories.

Duties may include:

1.

Coordinating and organising laboratory or workshop infrastructures including the transformation of requests from end-users into drawings and/or designs for experiments.

2.

Drafting technical reports in an area related to the field of the competition.

3.

Drafting technical documents for the maintenance of laboratory and of technical instrumentation.

4.

Drafting technical specifications for purchase of laboratory material and in comparing different test equipment in order to select the most suitable ones.

5.

Supervising the follow-up activities carried out by laboratory contractors in order to verify their compliance with purchase orders/specifications.

6.

Supervising the adherence of the laboratory set up according to the applicable safety and security rules.

EPSO/AST-SC/11/21 — Laboratory support workers

Laboratory support workers assist the laboratory technicians in particular by performing the operational and manual tasks related to design, installation, management and maintenance of technical installations and laboratories.

Duties may include:

1.

Carrying out infrastructure/workshop/laboratory support operations.

2.

Carrying out the physical realisation of schematic drawings.

3.

Carrying out storage operations including distribution of material, control of stocks and purchases.

4.

Carrying out technical maintenance of the buildings/workshop/laboratory and related repairs.

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ANNEX II

SELECTION CRITERIA

EPSO/AST/150/21

Field 1: Audiovisual and conference technicians

The Selection Board will consider the following criteria for the selection based on qualifications:

1.

Professional experience in designing, configuring and/or setting up conference and audiovisual facilities/equipment as specified in Annex I — Duties, point 1.

2.

Professional experience in maintenance and/or solving problems with conference and audiovisual facilities/equipment.

3.

Professional experience in programming audiovisual automation and control systems for meeting rooms, conference rooms, classrooms or broadcast facilities.

4.

Professional experience in designing, programming, configuring and/or solving problems with audio and/or video facilities/equipment (e.g. cameras, screens, projectors, microphones, mobile racks).

5.

Professional experience in coordinating (e.g. as project manager) and/or supervising teams (including subcontractors) in the audiovisual and/or conference area.

6.

Professional experience in using, deploying, configuring and debugging networks of audiovisual devices and services as specified in Annex I — Duties, point 5.

Field 2: Building technicians

The Selection Board will consider the following criteria for the selection based on qualifications:

1.

Professional experience, in addition to that required to be admitted to the competition, directly relevant to the field and duties as specified in Annex I — Duties.

2.

Professional experience in using IT specific software in the field of building construction, planning and/or maintenance.

3.

Diploma(s) in addition to that required to be admitted to the competition or additional training, related to the field.

4.

Professional experience and/or training in project management in the field of building construction.

5.

Professional experience and/or training in applying quality control methods to building works.

6.

Professional experience and/or training in procurement and/or contract management or contract monitoring in the framework of building works.

7.

Professional experience and/or training in environmental management systems.

8.

Professional experience and/or formal training in health and safety, prevention and risks management.

Field 3: Laboratory technicians

The Selection Board will consider the following criteria for the selection based on qualifications:

1.

Professional experience in design, installation, organisation, operation and maintenance of laboratories and related technical installations.

2.

Professional hands on experience in implementing the execution of chemical and/or biology and/or mechanical and/or material-science and/or electrical/electronics experiments.

3.

Professional experience in developing and realising standard operating procedures in a laboratory setting.

4.

Professional experience in drafting reports and/or compiling technical results of performed experiments related to the field of the competition.

5.

Professional experience in performing equipment calibration in accordance with a pre-defined procedure and maintenance plan.

6.

Professional experience in drafting technical specifications for the selection and purchase of laboratory material and test equipment.

7.

Professional experience in designing and realising elements needed to create/modify/improve experimental laboratory equipment and infrastructure.

8.

Professional experience in verifying the adherence of the infrastructure/laboratory installations according to the applicable safety and security rules and quality assurance standards.

EPSO/AST-SC/11/21 — Laboratory support workers

The Selection Board will consider the following criteria for the selection based on qualifications:

1.

Professional experience in carrying out hands-on support tasks related to the physical realisation of technical installations on the basis of a given design and specifications.

2.

Professional experience in carrying out hands on support tasks related to the conducting of experiments.

3.

Professional experience in the modification/up-grading/customisation of physical installations.

4.

Professional experience in hands on manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical components and/or in assembly and welding technologies.

5.

Professional experience in using machine-tools and/or manipulators.

6.

Professional experience in hands on setting-up or maintaining electrical/electronic circuits to cater for specific needs (maintenance organisation and plan, maintenance verification, spares management).

7.

Professional experience in carrying out support hands on tasks in the realisation of hydraulic or ventilation infrastructure from system design and specifications.

8.

Professional experience in operating under safety and security protocols and complying with quality standards.

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ANNEX III

GENERAL RULES GOVERNING OPEN COMPETITIONS

GENERAL INFORMATION

Any reference, in the framework of selection procedures organised by EPSO, to a person of a specific gender must be deemed also to constitute a reference to a person of any other gender.

Where candidates tie for the last available place at any stage of the competition, they will all go through to the next stage of the competition. Any re-admitted candidates following a successful appeal will also be invited to the next stage.

Where candidates tie for the last available place on the reserve list, they will all be included on the reserve list. Any re-admitted candidates following a successful appeal at this stage of the procedure will also be added to the reserve list.

1.   WHO CAN APPLY?

1.1.   General and specific conditions

The general and specific conditions (including knowledge of languages) for each field or profile are indicated in the section ‘Am I eligible to apply?’.

Specific conditions regarding qualifications, professional experience and knowledge of languages vary depending on the profile requested. In your application, you should include as much information as possible regarding your qualifications and professional experience (where required) as described in the section ‘Am I eligible to apply?’ of this Notice that is relevant to the duties .

(a)

Diplomas and/or certificates: Diplomas, whether issued in EU or non-EU countries, must be recognised by an official EU Member State body, e.g. an EU Member State’s education ministry. The Selection Board will allow for differences between education systems.

For post-secondary education and technical, professional or specialist training, indicate the subjects covered, the duration and whether it was full-time, part-time or an evening class.

(b)

Professional experience (if required) will be taken into account only if it is relevant to the required duties and:

constitutes genuine and effective work;

is remunerated;

involves a subordinate relationship or the supply of a service; and

subject to the following conditions:

voluntary work: if remunerated and involving similar weekly hours and duration to a regular job;

traineeships: if remunerated;

compulsory military service: completed before or after the required diploma for a period not exceeding the statutory duration in your Member State;

maternity/paternity/adoption leave: if covered by an employment contract;

doctorate: for a maximum of three years, provided the doctorate was actually obtained, and whether or not the work was remunerated; and

part-time work: calculated pro rata on the basis of the number of hours worked, e.g. half-time for six months would count as three months.

1.2.   Supporting documents

At different steps of the selection procedure, you will need to provide an official document proving your citizenship (e.g. passport or identity card) which must be valid on the closing date of your application (closing date of the first part of your application in the case of a 2-part application scenario).

All periods of professional activity must be covered by originals or certified photocopies of:

documents from former and current employer(s) stating the nature and level of duties performed, and start and end dates, with the official header and stamp of the company, and the name and signature of the person in charge; or

employment contract(s) and first and last pay slips, with a detailed description of the duties performed;

(for non-salaried work, e.g. self-employed, liberal professions) invoices or order forms detailing the work performed or any other relevant official supporting documents;

(for conference interpreters where professional experience is required) documents attesting the number of days, and languages interpreted from and into, relating specifically to conference interpreting.

In general, no supporting documents are required to prove your knowledge of languages, except for some linguist or specialist profiles.

You may be asked for additional information or documents at any stage of the procedure. EPSO will inform you of what supporting documents you need to provide and when.

1.3.   Equal opportunities and special adjustments

If you have a disability or a medical condition that may hinder your ability to sit the tests, please indicate this in your application form and let us know the type of special adjustments you need. If a disability or condition develops after you have validated your application, you must inform EPSO as soon as possible using the information indicated below.

Please note that you will have to send a certificate from your national authority or a medical certificate to EPSO in order for your request to be taken into consideration. Your supporting documents will be examined, so that reasonable accommodation can be made where required.

Should you encounter any accessibility issues, or should you require more information, please contact the EPSO-accessibility team by:

e-mail (EPSO-accessibility@ec.europa.eu); or

post:

European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO)

EPSO accessibility

L107 02/DCS

1049 Bruxelles/Brussel

BELGIQUE/BELGIË

2.   BY WHOM WILL I BE ASSESSED?

A Selection Board is appointed to compare candidates and select the best ones on the basis of their competencies, aptitudes and qualifications in the light of the requirements set out in this Notice of Competition. Its members also decide on the difficulty of the competition tests and approve their content on the basis of proposals made by EPSO.

To ensure the Selection Board’s independence, it is strictly forbidden for candidates or anyone outside the board to attempt to contact any of its members, except in the context of tests which require direct interaction between the candidates and the board.

Candidates who wish to state their case or assert their rights must do so in writing, addressing their correspondence intended for a Selection Board to EPSO, which will pass it on to the board. Any direct or indirect intervention by candidates that does not comply with these procedures is forbidden and may result in disqualification from the competition.

The existence of a family relationship or a hierarchical link between a candidate and a Selection Board member, in particular, gives rise to a conflict of interest. Selection Boards are asked to declare any such situations to EPSO immediately when they become aware of them. EPSO will evaluate each case individually and take the appropriate measures. The non-respect of the above mentioned rules could make Selection Board members liable to disciplinary action and result in disqualification from the competition for candidates (see Section 4.4).

The names of the Selection Board members are published on the EPSO website (www.eu-careers.eu) before the beginning of the assessment centre/phase.

3.   COMMUNICATION

3.1.   Communication with EPSO

You should consult your EPSO account at least twice a week to keep track of your progress during the competition. If you are prevented from doing so because of a technical problem on EPSO’s side, you must notify EPSO immediately and exclusively via the EPSO website (https://epso.europa.eu/help_en).

EPSO reserves the right not to supply information that is already clearly stated in this Notice of competition, its annexes or on the EPSO website, including under ‘frequently asked questions’.

In all correspondence relating to an application, please mention your name as given in your EPSO account, your application number and the reference number of the selection procedure.

EPSO applies the principles of the code of good administrative behaviour https://ec.europa.eu/info/about-european-union/principles-and-values/ethics-and-integrity/code-conduct-eu-staff_en (as published in the Official Journal of the European Union). Accordingly, EPSO reserves the right to cease any improper (i.e. repetitive, abusive and/or irrelevant) correspondence.

3.2.   Access to information

Candidates have specific rights of access to certain information concerning them individually, granted in the light of the obligation to state reasons, in order to allow for an appeal against rejection decisions.

This obligation to state reasons must be balanced with the confidentiality of the Selection Board proceedings, which ensures the boards’ independence and the objectivity of the selection. Due to confidentiality, attitudes adopted by members of Selection Boards regarding the individual or comparative assessments of candidates cannot be disclosed.

These access rights are specific to candidates in an open competition and legislation on public access to documents may not confer on them rights broader than those specified in this section.

3.2.1.   Automatic disclosure

You will automatically receive the following information via your EPSO account after each stage of the selection process organised for a given competition:

MCQ tests: your results and a grid with your answers and the correct answers by reference number/letter. Access to the text of the questions and answers is explicitly excluded;

eligibility: whether you were admitted; if not, the eligibility conditions that were not met;

Talent Screener: your results and a grid with the question weightings, the points awarded for your answers and your total score;

preliminary tests: your results;

intermediate tests: your results if you are not amongst the candidates invited to the next phase;

assessment centre/phase: if you are not disqualified, your competency passport showing your overall marks for each competency and the Selection Board’s comment providing quantitative and qualitative feedback on your performance at the assessment centre/phase.

As a rule, EPSO does not communicate to candidates any source texts or test assignments, as these are intended for re-use in future competitions. For certain tests, however, it may exceptionally publish the source texts or assignments on its website if:

the tests have been completed;

the results have been established and communicated to candidates; and

the source texts/assignments are not intended for reuse in future competitions.

3.2.2.   Information on request

You may request an uncorrected copy of your answers in written tests where the content is not intended for reuse in future competitions. This explicitly excludes answers to e-tray exercises and case studies.

Your corrected answer papers and the details of the marking, in particular, are covered by the secrecy of Selection Board proceedings and will not be disclosed.

EPSO endeavours to make as much information available to candidates as possible, in accordance with the obligation to state reasons, the confidential nature of Selection Board proceedings and the rules on the protection of personal data. All requests for information will be evaluated in light of these obligations.

Any requests for information should be submitted via the EPSO website (https://epso.europa.eu/help_en) within 10 calendar days of the day your results were published in your EPSO account.

4.   COMPLAINTS AND ISSUES

4.1.   Technical and organisational issues

If, at any stage of the selection procedure, you encounter a serious technical or organisational problem, in order to allow us to investigate the issue and take corrective measures, please inform EPSO exclusively via the EPSO website (https://epso.europa.eu/help_en).

In all correspondence, please mention your name (as given in your EPSO account), your application number and the reference number of the selection procedure.

If the problem occurs at a test centre, please:

alert the invigilators immediately so that a solution can be investigated at the centre itself. In any case, ask them to record your complaint in writing; and

contact EPSO no later than 3 calendar days after your tests via the EPSO website (https://epso.europa.eu/help_en) with a brief description of the problem.

For problems occurring outside test centres (e.g. mainly concerning the test booking process), please follow the instructions in your EPSO account and on EPSO’s website or contact EPSO immediately via the EPSO website (https://epso.europa.eu/help_en).

For issues with your application, you must contact EPSO immediately and in any case before the deadline for applications via the EPSO website (https://epso.europa.eu/help_en). Queries sent less than 5 working days before the deadline for applications might not be answered before the deadline.

4.2.   Internal review procedures

4.2.1.   Error in the computer-based multiple choice questions (MCQs)

The MCQ database is subject to permanent in-depth quality control by EPSO and Selection Boards.

If you believe that an error in one or more of the MCQs affected your ability to answer, you are entitled to ask for the question(s) to be reviewed by the Selection Board (under the ‘neutralisation’ procedure).

Under this procedure, the Selection Board may decide to cancel the question containing the error and to redistribute the points among the remaining questions of the test. Only those candidates who received that question will be affected by the recalculation. The marking of the tests remains as indicated in the relevant sections of this Notice of Competition.

Arrangements for complaints about the MCQ tests are as follows:

procedure: please contact EPSO only via the EPSO website (https://epso.europa.eu/help_en);

language: in the Language 2 you chose for the competition in question;

deadline: within 3 calendar days of the date of your computer-based tests;

additional information: describe what the question was about (content) in order to identify the question(s) concerned, and explain the nature of the alleged error as clearly as possible.

Requests received after the deadline or that do not clearly describe the contested question(s) and alleged error will not be taken into account.

In particular, complaints merely pointing out alleged issues of translation, and which do not clearly specify the problem, will not be taken into account.

The same review procedure applies with regard to errors in the e-tray exercise.

4.2.2.   Requests for review

You can request a review of any decision taken by the Selection Board or EPSO that establishes your results and/or determines whether you can proceed to the next stage of the competition or are excluded.

Requests for review may be based on:

a material irregularity in the competition process; and/or

non-compliance, by the Selection Board or EPSO, with the Staff Regulations, the Notice of Competition, its annexes and/or case law.

Please note that you are not allowed to challenge the validity of the Selection Board’s assessment of the quality of your performance in a test or the relevance of your qualifications and professional experience. This assessment is a value judgment made by the board and your disagreement with the board’s evaluation of your tests, experience and/or qualifications does not prove that it has made an error. Requests for review submitted on this basis will not lead to a positive outcome.

Arrangements for requests for review are as follows:

procedure: please contact EPSO only via the EPSO website(https://epso.europa.eu/help_en);

language: in the Language 2 you chose for the competition in question;

deadline: within 10 calendar days of the date on which the contested decision was published in your EPSO account;

additional information: indicate clearly the decision you wish to contest and on what grounds.

Requests received after the deadline will not be taken into account.

You will receive an acknowledgment of receipt within 15 working days. The body which took the contested decision (either the Selection Board or EPSO) will analyse and decide on your request and you will receive a reasoned reply as soon as possible.

If the outcome is positive, you will be re-entered in the selection process at the stage at which you were excluded, regardless of how far the competition has progressed in the meantime.

4.3.   Other forms of contestation

4.3.1.   Administrative complaints

As a candidate in an open competition, you have the right to address an administrative complaint to the Director of EPSO acting as the appointing authority.

You may submit a complaint against a decision, or lack thereof, that directly and immediately affects your legal status as a candidate, only if the rules governing the selection procedure have clearly been infringed. The Director of EPSO cannot overturn a value judgment made by a Selection Board (see Section 4.2.2).

Arrangements for administrative complaints are as follows:

procedure: please contact EPSO only via the EPSO website (https://epso.europa.eu/help_en);

language: in the Language 2 you chose for the competition in question;

deadline: within three months of notification of the contested decision or of the date by which a decision should have been made;

additional information: indicate clearly the decision you wish to contest and on what grounds.

Requests received after the deadline will not be taken into account.

4.3.2.   Judicial appeals

As a candidate in an open competition, you have the right to submit a judicial appeal to the General Court, under Article 270 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and Article 91 of the Staff Regulations.

Note that appeals against decisions taken by EPSO rather than by the Selection Board will not be admissible before the General Court unless an administrative complaint under Article 90(2) of the Staff Regulations has first been made (see Section 4.3.1). In particular, this is the case with the decisions concerning the general eligibility criteria, which are taken by EPSO not the Selection Board.

Arrangements for judicial appeals are as follows:

procedure: please consult the website of the General Court (http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/).

4.3.3.   European Ombudsman

All EU citizens and residents can make a complaint to the European Ombudsman.

Before you submit a complaint to the Ombudsman, you must first make the appropriate administrative approaches to the institutions and bodies concerned (see Sections 4.1-4.3).

Making a complaint to the Ombudsman does not extend the deadlines for lodging administrative complaints or judicial appeals.

Arrangements for complaints to the Ombudsman are as follows:

procedure: please consult the website of the European Ombudsman (http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/).

4.4.   Disqualification from the selection procedure

You may be disqualified at any stage in a selection procedure if EPSO finds that you:

have created more than one EPSO account;

have applied to incompatible fields or profiles;

do not meet all the eligibility conditions;

made false declarations or declarations unsupported by the appropriate documents;

have failed to book or sit one or more of your tests;

have cheated during the tests;

did not declare in your application form the languages required in this Notice of Competition, or did not declare the minimum level(s) required for those languages;

attempted to contact a member of the Selection Board in an unauthorised manner;

failed to inform EPSO of a possible conflict of interest with a Selection Board member;

submitted your application in a language other than that/those specified in this Notice of Competition (allowances may be made regarding the use of another language for proper nouns, official titles and job titles as indicated in the supporting documents or labels/titles of diplomas); and/or

signed or wrote a distinctive mark on anonymously marked written or practical tests.

Candidates for recruitment by the EU institutions must show the highest possible integrity. Fraud or attempted fraud may render you liable to penalty and compromise your eligibility for future competitions.

5.   SECURITY CLEARANCE FOR RECRUITMENT IN THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

In accordance with Article 10(2) of Commission Decision (EU, Euratom) 2015/444 (1), all European Commission staff handling sensitive and classified information requiring a high degree of confidentiality (‘EU classified’ information) must have the appropriate level of security authorisation (‘EU SECRET’).

Consequently, successful candidates in a competition may be asked, as a pre-requisite for recruitment to certain posts in the European Commission, to submit themselves to the security clearance procedure laid down in the Decision. Such a pre-requisite will be clearly indicated in the vacancy notice for the post concerned. Successful candidates shall be prepared to undergo the clearance procedure which is carried out by the national competent authority in the Member State of their nationality. Applicants are advised to inform themselves about the procedure before applying to this competition.

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(1)  Commission Decision (EU, Euratom) 2015/444 of 13 March 2015 on the security rules for protecting EU classified information (OJ L 72, 17.3.2015, p. 53).


ANNEX IV

EXAMPLES OF MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS PER MEMBER STATE AND THE UNITED KINGDOM AND PER GRADE CORRESPONDING, IN PRINCIPLE, TO THOSE REQUIRED BY THE NOTICES OF COMPETITION

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COUNTRY

AST-SC 1 to AST-SC 6

AST 1 to AST 7

AST 3 to AST 11

AD 5 to AD 16

Secondary education (giving access to post-secondary education)

Post-secondary education (non-university higher education course or short university course lasting at least 2 years)

University-level education (lasting at least 3 years)

University-level education (4 years or more)

Belgique — België — Belgien

Certificat de l’enseignement secondaire supérieur (CESS)/Diploma secundair onderwijs

Diplôme d'aptitude à accéder à l'enseignement supérieur (DAES)/Getuigschrift van hoger secundair onderwijs

Diplôme d'enseignement professionnel/Getuigschrift van het beroepssecundair onderwijs

Candidature/Kandidaat

Graduat/Gegradueerde

Bachelor/Professioneel gerichte Bachelor

Bachelor académique (180 crédits)

Academisch gerichte Bachelor (180 ECTS)

Licence/Licentiaat

Master

Diplôme d'études approfondies (DEA)

Diplôme d'études spécialisées (DES)

Diplôme d'études supérieures spécialisées (DESS)

Gediplomeerde in de Voortgezette Studies (GVS)

Gediplomeerde in de Gespecialiseerde Studies (GGS)

Gediplomeerde in de Aanvullende Studies (GAS)

Agrégation/Aggregaat

Ingénieur industriel/Industrieel ingenieur

Doctorat/Doctoraal diploma

България

Диплома за завършено средно образование

Специалист по …

 

Диплома за висше образование

Бакалавър

Магистър

Česko

Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce

Vysvědčení o absolutoriu (Absolutorium) + diplomovaný specialista (DiS.)

Diplom o ukončení bakalářského studia (Bakalář)

Diplom o ukončení vysokoškolského studia

Magistr

Doktor

Danmark

Bevis for:

Studentereksamen

Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF)

Højere Handelseksamen (HHX)

Højere Afgangseksamen (HA)

Bac pro: Bevis for Højere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX)

Videregående uddannelser

= Bevis for = Eksamensbevis som (erhvervsakademiuddannelse AK)

Bachelorgrad (BA eller BS)

Professionsbachelorgrad

Diplomingeniør

Kandidatgrad/Candidatus

Master/Magistergrad (mag.art)

Licenciatgrad

ph.d.-grad

Deutschland

Abitur/Zeugnis der allgemeinen Hochschulreife

Fachabitur/Zeugnis der Fachhochschulreife

 

Fachhochschulabschluss

Bachelor

Hochschulabschluss/Fachhochschulabschluss/Master

Magister Artium/Magistra Artium

Staatsexamen/Diplom

Erstes Juristisches Staatsexamen

Doktorgrad

Eesti

Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus + riigieksamitunnistus

Lõputunnistus kutsekeskhariduse omandamise kohta

Tunnistus keskhariduse baasil kutsekeskhariduse omandamise kohta

Bakalaureusekraad (min 120 ainepunkti)

Bakalaureusekraad (< 160 ainepunkti)

Rakenduskõrghariduse diplom

Bakalaureusekraad (160 ainepunkti)

Magistrikraad

Arstikraad

Hambaarstikraad

Loomaarstikraad

Filosoofiadoktor

Doktorikraad (120–160 ainepunkti)

Éire/Ireland

Ardteistiméireacht, Grád D3, I 5 ábhar/Leaving Certificate Grade D3 in 5 subjects

Gairmchlár na hArdteistiméireachta (GCAT)/Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP)

Teastas Náisiúnta/National Certificate

Gnáthchéim bhaitsiléara/Ordinary bachelor degree

Dioplóma náisiúnta (ND, Dip.)/National diploma (ND, Dip.)

Ardteastas (120 ECTS)/Higher Certificate (120 ECTS)

Céim onóracha bhaitsiléara (3 bliana/180 ECTS) (BA, B.Sc, B.Eng)/Honours bachelor degree (3 years/180 ECTS) (BA, B.Sc, B.Eng)

Céim onóracha bhaitsiléara (4 bliana/240 ECTS)/Honours bachelor degree (4 years/240 ECTS)

Céim ollscoile/University degree

Céim mháistir (60-120 ECTS)/Master’s degree (60-120 ECTS)

Dochtúireacht/Doctorate

Ελλάδα

Απολυτήριο Γενικού Λυκείου Απολυτήριο Κλασικού Λυκείου

Απολυτήριο Τεχνικού Επαγγελματικού Λυκείου

Απολυτήριο Ενιαίου Πολυκλαδικού Λυκείου

Απολυτήριο Ενιαίου Λυκείου

Απολυτήριο Τεχνολογικού Επαγγελματικού Εκπαιδευτηρίου

Δίπλωμα επαγγελματικής κατάρτισης (IΕΚ)

 

Πτυχίο ΑΕI (πανεπιστημίου, πολυτεχνείου, ΤΕI)

Μεταπτυχιακό Δίπλωμα Ειδίκευσης (2ος κύκλος)

Διδακτορικό Δίπλωμα (3ος κύκλος)

España

Bachillerato + Curso de Orientación Universitaria (COU)

Bachillerato

BUP

Diploma de Técnico especialista

FP grado superior (Técnico superior)

Diplomado/Ingeniero técnico

Licenciatura

Máster

Ingeniero

Título de Doctor

France

Baccalauréat

Diplôme d'accès aux études universitaires (DAEU)

Brevet de technicien

Diplôme d'études universitaires générales (DEUG)

Brevet de technicien supérieur (BTS)

Diplôme universitaire de technologie (DUT)

Diplôme d'études universitaires scientifiques et techniques (DEUST)

Licence

Maîtrise

Maîtrise des sciences et techniques (MST), maîtrise des sciences de gestion (MSG), diplôme d'études supérieures techniques (DEST), diplôme de recherche technologique (DRT), diplôme d'études supérieures spécialisées (DESS), diplôme d'études approfondies (DEA), master 1, master 2 professionnel, master 2 recherche

Diplôme des grandes écoles

Diplôme d'ingénieur

Doctorat

Hrvatska

Svjedodžba o državnoj maturi

Svjedodžba o završnom ispitu

Stručni pristupnik/pristupnica

Baccalaureus/Baccalaurea (sveučilišni prvostupnik/prvostupnica)

Baccalaureus/Baccalaurea (sveučilišni prvostupnik/prvostupnica)

Stručni specijalist

Magistar struke

Magistar inženjer/magistrica inženjerka (mag. ing)

Doktor struke

Doktor umjetnosti

Italia

Diploma di maturità (vecchio ordinamento)

Perito ragioniere

Diploma di superamento dell’esame di Stato conclusivo dei corsi di studio di istruzione secondaria superiore

Diploma universitario (DU)

Certificato di specializzazione tecnica superiore

Attestato di competenza (4 semestri)

Diploma di laurea — L (breve)

Diploma di laurea (DL)

Laurea specialistica (LS)

Master di I livello

Dottorato di ricerca (DR)

Κύπρος

Απολυτήριο

Δίπλωμα = Programmes offered by Public/Private Schools of Higher Education (for the latter accreditation is compulsory)

Higher Diploma

 

Πανεπιστημιακό Πτυχίο/Bachelor

Master

Doctorat

Latvija

Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību

Diploms par profesionālo vidējo izglītību

Diploms par pirmā līmeņa profesionālo augstāko izglītību

Bakalaura diploms (min. 120 kredītpunktu)

Bakalaura diploms (160 kredītpunktu)

Profesionālā bakalaura diploms

Maģistra diploms

Profesionālā maģistra diploms

Doktora grāds

Lietuva

Brandos atestatas

Aukštojo mokslo diplomas

Aukštesniojo mokslo diplomas

Profesinio bakalauro diplomas

Aukštojo mokslo diplomas

Aukštojo mokslo diplomas

Bakalauro diplomas

Magistro diplomas

Daktaro diplomas

Meno licenciato diplomas

Luxembourg

Diplôme de fin d’études secondaires et techniques

BTS

Brevet de maîtrise

Brevet de technicien supérieur

Diplôme de premier cycle universitaire (DPCU)

Diplôme universitaire de technologie (DUT)

Bachelor

Diplôme d'ingénieur technicien

Master

Diplôme d'ingénieur industriel

DESS en droit européen

Magyarország

Gimnáziumi érettségi bizonyítvány

Szakközépiskolai érettségi-képesítő bizonyítvány

Felsőfokú szakképesítést igazoló bizonyítvány (Higher Vocational Programme)

Főiskolai oklevél

Alapfokozat (Bachelor degree 180 credits)

Egyetemi oklevél

Alapfokozat (Bachelor degree 240 credits)

Mesterfokozat (Master degree) (Osztatlan mesterképzés)

Doktori fokozat

Malta

Advanced Matriculation or GCE Advanced level in 3 subjects (2 of them grade C or higher)

Matriculation certificate (2 subjects at Advanced level and 4 at Intermediate level including Systems of Knowledge with overall grade A-C) + Passes in the Secondary Education Certificate examination at Grade 5

2 A Levels (passes A-C) + a number of subjects at Ordinary level, or equivalent

MCAST diplomas/certificates

Higher National Diploma

Bachelor’s degree

Bachelor’s degree

Master of Arts

Doctorate

Nederland

Diploma VWO

Diploma staatsexamen (2 diploma's)

Diploma staatsexamen voorbereidend wetenschappelijk onderwijs (Diploma staatsexamen VWO)

Diploma staatsexamen hoger algemeen voortgezet onderwijs (Diploma staatsexamen HAVO)

Kandidaatsexamen

Associate degree (AD)

Bachelor (WO)

HBO bachelor degree

Baccalaureus of ‘Ingenieur’

HBO/WO Master's degree

Doctoraal examen/Doctoraat

Österreich

Matura/Reifeprüfung

Reife- und Diplomprüfung

Berufsreifeprüfung

Kollegdiplom/Akademiediplom

Fachhochschuldiplom/Bakkalaureus/Bakkalaurea

Universitätsdiplom

Fachhochschuldiplom

Magister/Magistra

Master

Diplomprüfung, Diplom-Ingenieur

Magisterprüfungszeugnis Rigorosenzeugnis

Doktortitel

Polska

Świadectwo dojrzałości

Świadectwo ukończenia liceum ogólnokształcącego

Dyplom ukończenia kolegium nauczycielskiego

Świadectwo ukończenia szkoły policealnej

Licencjat/Inżynier

Magister/Magister inżynier

Dyplom doktora

Portugal

Diploma de Ensino Secundário

Certificado de Habilitações do Ensino Secundário

 

Bacharel Licenciado

Licenciado

Mestre

Doutorado

România

Diplomă de bacalaureat

Diplomă de absolvire (colegiu universitar)

Învățământ preuniversitar

Diplomă de licenţă

Diplomă de licenţă

Diplomă de inginer

Diplomă de urbanist

Diplomă de master

Certificat de atestare (studii academice postuniversitare)

Diplomă de doctor

Slovenija

Maturitetno spričevalo (spričevalo o poklicni maturi) (spričevalo o zaključnem izpitu)

Diploma višje strokovne šole

Diploma o pridobljeni visoki strokovni izobrazbi

Univerzitetna diploma

Magisterij

Specializacija

Doktorat

Slovensko

Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške

Absolventský diplom

Diplom o ukončení bakalárskeho štúdia (Bakalár)

Diplom o ukončení vysokoškolského štúdia

Bakalár (Bc.)

Magister

Magister/Inžinier

ArtD.

Suomi/Finland

Ylioppilastutkinto tai peruskoulu + kolmen vuoden ammatillinen koulutus – Studentexamen eller grundskola + treårig yrkesinriktad utbildning

Todistus yhdistelmäopinnoista (Betyg över kombinationsstudier)

Ammatillinen opistoasteen tutkinto – Yrkesexamen på institutnivå

Kandidaatin tutkinto – Kandidatexamen/Ammattikorkeakoulututkinto – Yrkeshögskoleexamen (min. 120 opintoviikkoa – studieveckor)

Maisterin tutkinto – Magisterexamen/Ammattikorkeakoulututkinto – Yrkeshögskoleexamen (min. 160 opintoviikkoa – studieveckor)

Tohtorin tutkinto (Doktorsexamen) joko 4 vuotta tai 2 vuotta lisensiaatin tutkinnon jälkeen – antingen 4 år eller 2 år efter licentiatexamen

Lisensiaatti/Licentiat

Sverige

Slutbetyg från gymnasieskolan (3-årig gymnasial utbildning)

Högskoleexamen (80 poäng)

Högskoleexamen, 2 år, 120 högskolepoäng

Yrkeshögskoleexamen/Kvalificerad yrkeshögskoleexamen, 1–3 år

Kandidatexamen (akademisk examen omfattande minst 120 poäng, varav 60 poäng fördjupade studier i ett ämne + uppsats motsvarande 10 poäng)

Meriter på grundnivå: Kandidatexamen, 3 år, 180 högskolepoäng (Bachelor)

Magisterexamen (akademisk examen omfattande minst 160 poäng, varav 80 poäng fördjupade studier i ett ämne + uppsats motsvarande 20 poäng eller två uppsatser motsvarande 10 poäng vardera)

Licentiatexamen

Doktorsexamen

Meriter på avancerad nivå:

Magisterexamen, 1 år, 60 högskolepoäng

Masterexamen, 2 år, 120 högskolepoäng

Meriter på forskarnivå:

Licentiatexamen, 2 år, 120 högskolepoäng

Doktorsexamen, 4 år, 240 högskolepoäng

United Kingdom

General Certificate of Education Advanced level — 2 passes or equivalent (grades A to E)

BTEC National Diploma

General National Vocational Qualification (GNVQ), advanced level

Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education, A level (VCE A level)

Higher National Diploma/Certificate (BTEC)/SCOTVEC

Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)

National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ)

Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ) level 4

(Honours) Bachelor degree

NB: Master’s degree in Scotland

Honours Bachelor degree

Master’s degree (MA, MB, MEng, MPhil, MSc)

Doctorate

NOTE:

UK diplomas awarded in 2020 (until 31 December 2020) are accepted without an equivalence. UK diplomas awarded as from 1 January 2021 must be accompanied by an equivalence issued by a competent authority of an EU Member State.

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