European Disability Forum Training Program


The secretariat of the European Disability Forum is launching its new traineeship scheme for a young disabled activist for a 5 month period. Please disseminate this call as widely as possible to any interested person and among your contacts.

The aims of the traineeship are three-fold:

- to provide a unique training opportunity for disabled persons within the EDF Secretariat and to provide the trainee with practical experience in the development and operation of EU disability policy and EU decision-making.

- to provide the Trainee with hands-on experience of working at EU level with the EU institutions, in particular the European Parliament, and with European NGOs and stakeholders.

- to provide EDF secretariat with invaluable support and added value that a young disabled person can bring

Essential skills and requirements:

- The applicant must be a disabled person

- The applicant must be undertaking a college or university education

- Commitment to disability rights and interest in working for a European NGO

- Good level of computer knowledge

- Good written and spoken English language skills, the knowledge of French will be an asset

Deadline for the submission of applications : 15 January 2008

Start of traineeship : 15 February 2008

How to apply : CV and cover letter to be sent to Ms Janina Arsenjeva at the EDF secretariat, Email:, Tel+ 322 282 46 02

The job description, the person’s specification and application procedures are available on EDF website :

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