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Parliamentary questions
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27 June 2018
E-003543-18
Question for written answer E-003543-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea (ALDE)

 Subject:  Irregularities and lack of consistency in in the selection processes in the Commission's Young Professionals Programme
 Answer in writing 

Under the Commission’s Young Professionals Programme, a sub-group of candidates with previous experience at the institution arbitrarily selected by the directors-general are fast-tracked via a selection process that can ensure them a senior position in the institution more quickly than those taking an EPSO competition.

The programme does not select its candidates under any objective criteria, but offers its laureates a 24-month contract in a level-5 administrator post and, at the end of the programme, the chance to apply for an internal competition, about which nothing is known, to secure a permanent post.

Given that regulation No 31 (EEC) laying down the Staff Regulations ensures equal treatment and equal opportunities,

1. Does the Commission consider that the Young Professionals Programme respects the principles of equal opportunities and follows a fair selection process?

2. If not, what will it do to eliminate irregularities in the selection procedures for this programme?

3. How is the Commission ensuring that all of its staff are selected on the basis of objective criteria?

Original language of question: ES 
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