EU Public Affairs Trainee M/F at European Affairs Consulting Group


Are you keen on gaining valuable experience in the area of EU Public Affairs? The European Affairs Consulting Group is looking for a highly motivated Trainee to reinforce its Public Affairs team in Brussels.


Who are we?

The European Affairs Consulting Group (EACON) is a Public Affairs consultancy based in Brussels specialized in EU affairs and politics. EACON provides high-level experience in working with the European and national institutions and other major stakeholders since the 1990s.

In the context of the current dynamic and challenging European Public Affairs environment, EACON is offering a unique learning experience for future professionals in the area of EU Law and Public Affairs.

You will be working together with EACON’s team of consultants for a period 6 months, starting from February 2022.


Your main responsibilities:

  • Monitoring policy initiatives and developments at both Member State and EU level
  • Providing legal research and analysis on various policy areas on request
  • Supporting the implementation of Public Affairs activities for our clients
  • Events attendance and reporting (e.g. policy conferences, European Parliament hearings and workshops)
  • Supporting the preparation of meetings and events



  • University degree in European Studies, European Law, Politics or similar field, with a focus on sound understanding of EU policy and decision-making processes
  • Excellent communications skills in English and German required (spoken and written)
  • Strong research abilities and analytical skills
  • Good social and organizational skills
  • Ability to learn and develop within a fast-paced working environment
We offer:
  • Convention d'immersion professionnelle
  • Great opportunity to gain work experience in lively and international organization closely working with the EU institutions
  • Exciting and challenging trainee program
  • Insights into the daily work of our Public Affairs team in multiple policy areas
  • Possibility to attend highly profile events, and expand your professional network


Please send your CV and cover letter to [email address hidden] by January 31st 2022.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be invited for interviews.

Thank you for your understanding. 


 Office and Association Manager (Two positions available - full time and part-time)

The European Affairs Consulting Group (EACON) is a Public Affairs consultancy based in Brussels specialized in EU affairs and politics. For almost 20 years, EACON have provided high-level experience in working with the European and national institutions and other major stakeholders, as well as supported the management of trade and scientific associations engaged in European policy developments.


In order to support the management of the company and provide assistance to the projects and the association management of clients, we are looking for one motivated and result-oriented full-time and one half-time office and association manager . The selected candidate is expected to start on February 1 or as early as possible thereof.


As Office and association manager, you would be responsible for:

·        Administrative and office management support for EACON and its clients: eg accounting / bookkeeping support, database management, relations with suppliers;

·        Community management support: eg relations with clients' members and stakeholder organizations; recruitment of new members; creation of content for clients' websites and social media channels; monitoring of members and stakeholders activities;

·        Communications support: eg website, social media channels, PR outreach, communications planning, newsletter, internal communications;

·        Event management support: eg preparation of content and to organizational matters for client meetings, seminars and other events; some travel organization support;

·        Other tasks: ad hoc support to client-related activities (eg monitoring, data-gathering, preparation of briefings, meeting reports);


Requirements & qualifications

Education and professional experience


·        Relevant degree (university or professional degree training in the field of administration and / or bookkeeping, project management, etc.)

·        At least 2 years of demonstrable working experience in similar positions, performed for companies and / or non-for-profit organizations.


·        Experience in working for membership organizations;

·        Experience in project management;

·        Experience in social media management.

Professional skills


·        Full professional proficiency in English and French with additional language on asset;

·        Excellent communication and drafting skills;

·        Good command of MS Office


·        Experience with web management tools;

Personal skills

·        Independent and pro-active attitude

·        Strong organizational skills

·        Eye to detail; precision-oriented work style

·        Good personal presentation & behavioral skills

·        Strong interpersonal communication skills.



We would kindly ask you to send your full application documents to [email address hidden] by 14 th January, with subject "Application - Office and association manager". Interviews taking place as soon as possible thereafter.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Your application should include:

·        CV

·        Cover letter

·        References (if any)



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