The Centre for European Studies - the official political foundation/think-tank of the European People’s Party, has launched its activities on a wide-range of political themes, with particular emphasis on European policy-oriented studies. The Centre for European Studies is looking for a dynamic, motivated and innovative individual with academic credentials to fill a position of 1 year as CES Visiting Fellow, based in Brussels. The contract is not renewable.
Established under the revised EU Regulation (EC) No 2004/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the regulations governing political parties at European level and the rules regarding their funding, the Centre is a growing organisation that offers the unique opportunity of being part of a new and energetic team, which will lay the groundwork for the organization’s ambitious plan of action.
The position of visiting Fellow is offered for a period of 6-12 months.
Participating in follow-up of the progress and the quality of the research and studies in accordance with the highest academic standards;
Participating in the development of a peer-review procedure and a subsequent expert group related to each individual research project;
Assisting in building relations and enhancing the standing of the Centre within the academic and research community;
Assisting in planning and structuring future research projects as well as the Centre’s in-house research projects;
Complementing the outsourced research, and further developing the research activities of the Centre;
Active involvement and participation in research projects and the communication of their results;
Assist in the management and organisation of the joint activities together with CES Member foundations;
Contributing in development of the academic policy journal of the Centre “European View”;
Assist in the development of the CES publications;
Compiling databases and collecting relevant publications and studies from all areas of European politics;
Planning and management of the Seminars;
Contributing to CES online initiatives;
Monitoring political developments in Europe and analyzing data, relevant publications and studies for further use in the research of the Centre.
University degree in political science, social sciences, law, economics or related disciplines;
Post-graduate level fluency in English, with proven writing skills; knowledge of additional languages is welcome;
Excellent analytical as well as organizational skills;
Good knowledge of European and international politics and familiarity with the history and the tradition of the Christian Democrat, Conservative and like-minded political parties of the EPP family;
Committed and flexible team player, able to work in a multi-national environment.
Preference will be given to the applicants familiar with the CES Research work and/or activities of the CES with its Member foundations;
Experienced Researchers and Policy Drafters will have priority.
Submission of application:
The position is granted depending on demand throughout the year. Applicants should forward a detailed CV and a cover letter by e-mail at email@example.com to the attention of Tomi Huhtanen, CES Director. When applying, please mention in the subject-line of the email message “Visiting fellow”.