The reason is simple. Czech Republic has been under-represented in most EU institutions and agencies for a long period of time, which was also recently confirmed by EPSO (European Personnel Selection Office). Therefore, EPSO placed the Czech Republic among the Member States with special attention and support in attracting enough people for working in the EU institutions.
So, what are the possibilities? Many people believe that working in the EU institutions is only for lawyers or graduates in humanities. Well, it is not completely true. The European Union is looking for a variety of professions – IT specialists, environmental or food safety experts, molecular biologists, economists, and many more.
In order to raise awareness of career opportunities in the EU among students and university graduates, the project called EU Career Ambassador was established. This year, 160 European universities are participating, including 12 Czech universities. Czech University of Life Sciences Prague is taking part in this project for the second time, and Lucie Dostalíková, a doctoral student at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, was chosen as the ambassador.
An official Facebook profile called “EU Careers ČZU – pracovní příležitosti a stáže” was created to promote these opportunities. You can get there not only current information about career offers and selection procedures, but also about interesting events and training organized by ambassadors themselves, by European institutions, or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.