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How to apply?

Who may apply?

Officials and employees of National Statistical Institutes or corresponding Other National Authorities (ONAs) of EU Member States, EFTA countries, candidate countries and potential candidate countries as well as Eurostat can apply.

Occasionally, and on an individual basis, applicants from other administrations, international organisations and statistical offices of non-European countries may be admitted.

Whom to contact?

For all further questions concerning the programme and the registration procedure, please refer to the National ESTP contact points.

How to apply?

Interested candidates are requested to send their completed application form to the ESTP contact point in their NSI before the indicated deadline (see Overview of ESTP courses). The application form can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

What are the general conditions for admission?

The nature of the ESTP and its target group determine the admission of candidates to individual courses.

As all ESTP courses are delivered in English, applicants should have a good command of the English language. They should be prepared to give presentations and actively participate in discussions.

A selection procedure is carried out for all courses where more applications are received than places available. This selection is done on the basis of the information provided in the prerequisite application form. The quality of the information provided in the application form plays therefore a very important role. Also, the correspondence between the applicant's profile and the target group indicated in the course description, as well as the relevance of the training for the applicant's job will be taken into consideration. Finally, a homogeneous geographical distribution of the course participants is assured where possible.

Candidates will usually receive a reply to their application within two weeks after the deadline has expired and at least six weeks before the course takes place.  

Applications received after the deadline may be refused by the course organisers.

What are the costs involved?

Participation in all ESTP training courses is free of charge since the programme is financed and supported by the European Commission (Eurostat) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).

Therefore, no registration or other fees are charged to participants. Travel and daily allowances are to be paid for by the participant's home organisation.

Candidates are strongly advised not to make any arrangements for travel and accommodation until written confirmation has been received. No costs incurred in relation with the participation or non-participation in the courses will be covered by the European Commission.