Estonians encouraged to seek EU careers

Together with the European Commission, Estonia will strengthen the efforts to encourage more Estonians to take up EU careers to shape the European future.

On 12 September 2023 Ambassador Aivo Orav, Estonia’s Permanent Representative to the EU together with the Director for Human Resources and Security of the European Commission Gertrud Ingestad signed the Action Plan on Geographical Balance for Estonia.

As of the end of 2022, the signed Action Plan analyses the state of representation of Estonian citizens in the institutions, identifies opportunities and contains recommendations that the European Commission and Estonia will implement together.

The target is to increase the number of Estonians working in the EU institutions, on particular at AD5-8 non-linguists and Middle Management level, and to achieve a geographically balanced representation for Estonia and the EU institutions overall.

Actions to be jointly undertaken by the Estonian Government, the Commission and its Representation in Estonia include among others targeted training, outreach and promotion.