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chiaraors
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:31 pm
Is anyone interested in the DG HOME?
Olga
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:32 pm
CMD wrote:Olga, Yeah I've sent about 25 lobbying emails and only got 4 answers so far and one of them had not even seen my email! But I think it's important to do all we can to get an offer so I don't regret the effort!

Oh, it was a great idea to activate the notification, if the person has seen your E-Mail.

I do not regret as well. I just do not like to wait... santa
Olga
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:49 pm
AGRI.E.1 – Agricultural Policy Analysis and Perspectives
do not accept any trainee this session
CMD
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:54 pm
Hey guys I have another question!

One of the Unit has expressed some interest and sent me a conflict of interest form (DG COMP). They also asked me whether I had another nationality than French (the one declared on my application). Does anyone know why they need to know your other nationalities (I am also a US citizen)? I'm worried they might want someone with just one... urgh so much anxiety!!
tatka
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:46 pm
Hi Chiaraors,

I am interested in DG Home. I also got the answer from Ms Corrado saying that unit B.1- Legal migration and integration does not accept trainees :/
Unfortunately no other replies so far

Good luck to us!Wink
Olga
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:50 pm
C2 Financial markets infrastructure / DG FISMA

no trainees for March 2016
Guillem
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:22 pm
Hi guys,

By chance, does anyone have the emails of Carmen Ruiz Serrano (Pacific Unit at EEAS) and Kenneth Bell (Mexico, Central America and Caribbean unit of EEAS)? I've been looking everywhere and tried numerous variation of the email type (last name + name at eeas.europa.eu) but it goes nowhere.
I've contacted their office but no answers yet.
If anyone has it, it would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks
chiaraors
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:39 pm
tatka wrote:Hi Chiaraors,

I am interested in DG Home. I also got the answer from Ms Corrado saying that unit B.1- Legal migration and integration does not accept trainees :/
Unfortunately no other replies so far

Good luck to us!Wink

Hi Tatka, which other units are you trying to contact?
tatka
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:04 pm
Irregular migration unit and asylum unit)), and you???
Olga
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:06 pm
tatka wrote:Irregular migration unit and asylum unit)), and you???

May I ask you, what kind of background do you have?

So, their activity is so far away from my studies, but it is very interesting for me... Smile
chiaraors
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:06 pm
Tatka, same, :-) If I get any reply, I'll keep you updated!
tatka
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:11 pm
I studied EU studies at the University covered wide variety of courses about the EU. but then started to work in the migration field)) currently assisting returned migrants from the EU in the reintegration process..))
tatka
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:13 pm
thanks, Chiaraors I will keep you posted as well. Good luck!
Olga
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:01 pm
Unit A4- Neighbourhood policy, EEA, EFTA and enlargement /DG AGRI

No trainees in March Sad
CMD
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:26 pm
F/4 Mergers DG COMP have already chosen their trainee!
Montesian
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:33 pm
CMD wrote:F/4 Mergers DG COMP have already chosen their trainee!

I just got the same message!
And GD COMP E/4 have chosen their trainee too, seems GD COMP is very quick!
Olga
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:39 pm
Candidate and pre-candidate countries Unit.

No trainees



Oh, some units are very fast indeed
kanamak
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:12 pm
I have written to many of the DEVCO and ECHO Units, as 10 e-mails, and NO ANSWER at all!! Neither kind e-mails just to confirm they have received it, or to inform they have already chosen or anything!
Has anyone written DEVCO or ECHO and has had any response??
antonomasia
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:46 pm
Thanks Rk93.

EMPL. E4 is not taking trainees either.

Has anyone already had some phone interview?

I think I've finished lobbying. I did my part contacting a few specific units I have some kind of related experience, but now I'm going just to wait. I'll be pretty tense even like this ^^
Montesian
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:50 pm
antonomasia wrote:
Has anyone already had some phone interview?

Yes I had two interviews with different units, both DG COMP. They just call you out of the blue for the interview!
antonomasia
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:54 pm
Montesian wrote:
antonomasia wrote:
Has anyone already had some phone interview?

Yes I had two interviews with different units, both DG COMP. They just call you out of the blue for the interview!

Thanks! I was just wondering... just received a few general e-mails and that's it. I guess I should just switch the laptop off and throw it somewhere as far as I can, so that I can (maybe) focus on something else during these weeks ^_^'
Olga
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:02 pm
Montesian wrote:
antonomasia wrote:
Has anyone already had some phone interview?

Yes I had two interviews with different units, both DG COMP. They just call you out of the blue for the interview!

Had you lobbied them before they called you?

May I ask you, which Units it was?
Smooothie
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:34 pm
Congrats on interview montesian! Hope you don't mind me asking, what was the interview like, what kind of questions were asked???
Montesian
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:19 pm
Yes exactly I lobbied both of them, that is why I think lobbying is a good strategy. I also had the feeling that they were working very closely off the CV I sent them, and had not studied my bluebook entries in detail. (Maybe because I took care to describe everything very accurately in my application, so it was a bit looong)

The interviews were quite enjoyable, but they were conducted like job applications. Typical questions like "What are your career plans?", "Describe how you mastered a personal conflict in your previous jobs", but also a bit of competition law questions - maybe because I have already have a background in Competition law. Both times there were multiple people in the room and it was normal case handlers, not heads of units doing the interviews... Nothing to be scared of really, but you need to be able to concentrate, so if they call you while you are in a bus or something I would try to get them to reschedule Smile
kanamak
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:49 pm
Thanks a lot for the info, Montesian!
Smooothie
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:57 am
Thanks Montesian! Anyone know how many candidates have been included in the Blue Book for 2016?
Olga
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:27 am
Directorate-General for the Environment / Unit B.1 – Agriculture, Forests & Soil

No trainees.
JoaoRS
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:03 pm
Hey guys, congratulations to all of you who were preselected.
Directorate-General for GROWTH/ International Affairs Unit is not accepting trainees as well Sad
Olga
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:27 pm
Recently I've got an E-Mail from the DG AGRI Traineeship coordinator.It was kind of general info: "The March 2016 traineeship procedure is ongoing (...) The traineeships Office (...) will inform you about the status of your application as from 22/01/2016".

I did not contacted DG AGRI Traineeship Office directly. But I lobbied some DG AGRI Units, sending E-Mails to the Heads of that Units.
antonomasia
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Re: Lobbying and DG/Unit Information

on Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:01 pm
Olga wrote:Recently I've got an E-Mail from the DG AGRI Traineeship coordinator.It was kind of general info: "The March 2016 traineeship procedure is ongoing (...) The traineeships Office (...) will inform you about the status of your application as from 22/01/2016".

I did not contacted DG AGRI Traineeship Office directly. But I lobbied some DG AGRI Units, sending E-Mails to the Heads of that Units.

Something similar with me.
I contacted a specific unit of DG EAC and I received an e-mail back from the generale EAC E-mail, saying they are starting the process and that everything is on-going. I received a couple of e-mail like this one, and another one about the Unit I was interested in in another DG is not getting trainees. That's everything I received, and no phone calls.
Even if I read in past threads that there are people who were never contacted and later on were offered a traineeship.... well, not the best feeling during these days
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