European Commission Salaries | August 20th, 2009 - 14 h 08 min

EurosHow much earn an European Commission Official? What about temporary staff like Contract Agents or Interim Staff (Intérimaires)? How are calculated the salaries to work at the European Commission?

Working at the European Commission

Since the recent revamping of the website of the European Personnel Selection Office, the body responsible for selecting staff to work for the Institutions of the European Union (European Parliament, the European Council, the European Commission, the European Court of Justice, the Court of Auditors, the Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of the Regions and the European Ombudsman), it is really easier to find information about how to work within the EU.


The European Commission and Viral Marketing | July 30th, 2009 - 9 h 31 min

Viral marketingThe Click a Tree initiative – a project of the European Commission to act against climate change – use viral marketing clips to promote its action. A brand new way of communicating which goes along with the revamping of their global online communication strategy.

The Click a Tree initiative

The Click a Tree initiative website hosted on is surprisingly well-designed and quite interactive. I really encourage you to have a look and participate online. For instance, there is the possibility for Internet users to upload a picture of planted trees on an interactive map of Europe.


When the European Commission is trying out eMarketing (Social Media Optimization) | July 21st, 2009 - 17 h 50 min

European Commission LogoI recently ventured on a blog dedicated to media in the EU and stumbled on an article about the recent shift in the online communication of the European Commission, especially in terms of SMO (Social Media Optimization).

Indeed, it seems that the DG Information Society and Media has created a Fan Page on Facebook entitled “Sea, Sun and SMS” with the objective of promoting the new regulation about roaming lowering significantly the prices of phone calls and text messages (1 July 2009).