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Visits and Seminars Unit - Post C: Dutch-speaking Sector

Place of employment : Brussels
Domain : Communication
Sub domain : Public Relations
Starting date : 01/10/2022 (5 months)
Ref. : 04C20-3607

Who we are

The ultimate objective of the Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM) is to help build the reputation of the EU by showcasing its democratic legitimacy, embodied in the European Parliament. This entails providing complete and impartial information to citizens and media about the European Parliament, and assisting Members in their communication activities. We strive to reach the right audience with the right message at the right time and in doing so, deliver world-class communication.

We are committed communication professionals coming from various professional and academic backgrounds.

Visiting the European Parliament enables citizens to build a direct relationship with the European institutions and examine Europe from a European perspective. Citizens can visit in Brussels, where it is possible to visit the Hemicycle, Parlamentarium or House of European History, or in Strasbourg. Europa Experiences are bringing the visitor experience to citizens around Europe. The visiting facilities are aimed at many audiences, including families, young people and the educational sector. Different activities, such as the permanent exhibitions and role-play game cater to various interests, whether academic or curious. The European Parliament aims to offer an unrivalled visitor experience among parliaments. In total the visitor facilities serve over 1,250,000 visits a year. As part of DG COMM, these activities are run by the Directorate for Visitors.           

The Visits and Seminars Unit (VISSEM) of DG COMM connects citizens to European democracy and serves as a platform for lively discussions with Members and Parliament staff. As the European institution, which represents them directly, we aim to make our visitors aware that their voice counts.

The Visits and Seminars Unit:

  • Strives to build human contact with the people of Europe, deepening their knowledge and understanding of the EU, and fostering their engagement in European politics;
  • Welcomes visitors onsite and online to Parliament through tailored programmes, taking into account factors such as visitors’ interests, topical issues and the legislative cycle in order to engage in direct, two-way communication, giving the full picture of the European Parliament's democratic power and influence, and showing the “human face” of the Institution;
  • Develops a range of activities catering for all types of visitors, whether youth groups, groups invited by Members, opinion multiplier groups and more, coming from the European Union and beyond.


Your tasks

  • To give onsite and online conferences about the European Parliament and its role in European politics to visitor groups and to individual visitors. For the Dutch speaking linguistic sector, conferences are given mainly in Dutch;
  • To provide administrative assistance to the Visits and Seminars Unit, particularly the Dutch speaking linguistic sector;
  • To provide general assistance to the Visits and Seminars Unit, which welcomes more than 350,000 visitors per year in Brussels and in Strasbourg, including:   
    • Research of documents, preparation of briefings and translation of official working documents, preparing visitors' surveys, etc.;
    • Develop the social media presence of the Unit, in the framework of the Directorate's social media strategy, including the production of promotional videos / short films.
    • Participate in the development of new projects for the Unit such as the Digital Citizens’ Journey to the European Parliament, the expansion of the offer for visitors and the modernisation of the visitors' area;
    • Contribute to the organisation of events with a focus on young audiences, such as  European Youth Seminars (online and onsite) as well as to contribute to the organisation of the European Youth Event 2023 (EYE2023).



You are

  • A University graduate with a background in International relations, European studies, public affairs, public relations, communication;   
  • You have a C2 level (CEFR) command of the Dutch language, plus a strong knowledge of English or another EU official language;
  • You want to deepen your professional experience in communication projects, public speaking, public relations;
  • You are looking for a stimulating and rewarding experience in a dynamic, multicultural environment.


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