These visits are designed to provide citizens, from all nationalities, aged 18 or over, with opportunities for more detailed study of specific subjects relating to European integration. The possibility to carry out research in the European Parliament's library or historical archives is also offered.
The maximum duration of a study visit is two months. Anyone who has already completed a study visit, traineeship or employment contract at the European Parliament must wait six months before applying. Similarly, a candidate who has completed a study visit must wait six months before applying for a traineeship.
Applications for a study visit should be made to PERS-Studyvisit@ep.europa.eu at least one month before the intended start day of the visit, by sending the following documents:
- a personal statement containing detailed information about the specific subject relating to European integration the candidate would like to study during the visit, the means he/she would like to use (consultation of documents in the Institution's libraries or archives or contacts with specialist officials) and the specific dates during which he/she would like to undertake the study visit. The candidate should also indicate exactly in which DG and directorate/unit/service he/she would like to have a study visit. The organigram of the Secretariat of the European Parliament can be consulted via the following link: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/the-secretary-general/en/organisation
- a curriculum vitae (with a postal address, for administrative purposes).
a criminal record certificate or, subject to prior agreement of the competent authority, a reference letter issued by an educational institution or an employer, attesting his/her good behaviour referring to the period of studies or employment carried out by the candidate during the last twelve months preceding the submission of the application.
- a criminal record certificate or, subject to prior agreement of the competent authority, a reference letter issued by an educational institution or an employer, attesting his/her good behaviour referring to the period of studies or employment carried out by the candidate during the last twelve months preceding the submission of the application.
Once it has been checked that the relevant European Parliament departments or bodies can accommodate the study visitor, he/she will be informed whether his/her application has been successful.
In accordance with the rules in force, the European Parliament will not meet costs of any nature incurred by study visitors.