Teaching staff to be seconded to the European Schools are recruited by written tests to assess linguistic competence, organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, University and Research.  

The tests are designed to check knowledge of the foreign language chosen. Professional, cultural and service qualifications are also taken into account.

Teachers who take the tests are put onto a permanent classification list on the basis of the scores achieved in the tests and of their professional, cultural and service qualifications.
The list is updated every three years.

The period of service is set at nine years and is not renewable, in accordance with Article 29 of the Regulations for Members of the Seconded Staff of the European Schools.
The matter is governed by Articles 108-121 of the teachers’ National Collective Labour Contract, signed by the sector’s Trade Unions on 29 November 2007.

More information:
Ministero degli affari esteri
DGSP – Ufficio V
Piazzale della Farnesina, 1
I-00135 ROMA
Tel. +39 06 3691 7188/2665
Fax +39 06 3691 6706
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