A student from the UWB Faculty of Economics becomes an ambassador of the EU CAREERS project

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As of this year, student Daniela Valná is serving as an ambassador of the EU Careers project, whose aim is to support outgoing mobility to EU institutions and overall promotion of the European Union and how it works.

The EU Careers project, which is conducted under the auspices of the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO), strives to raise awareness of the fact that already during their studies students can take advantage of internships at EU institutions to gain valuable experience. Daniela visited the office of the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the European Union in Brussels, where she met Linda Messias (Strategy and Concept Unit for Administration and Human Resources), who is responsible for the representation of Czechs in EU institutions. Daniela had a chance to see the daily work at the office and learn useful information, which she will be able to pass on to others interested in an EU internship. The office of the Permanent Representation is a very good springboard for a career in EU institutions.

"Experiencing Brussels from the point of view of the workings of EU institutions was a great experience for me. Our first in-person meeting with other ambassadors was very pleasant. I was very pleased to be able to visit Ms Messias' office, because a visit like this cannot be arranged for everyone," Daniela adds.

Daniela Valná met in person with Fiscal Attaché Lenka Mikulíková, who explained in detail her position at the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU, where she is charge of the finance and cohesion policy. While in Brussels, Daniela visited the Parlamentarium, a museum dedicated to the birth of the European Union, which among other things also displays the most significant events in Czech history.

An EU CAREERS conference held in April focused on the selection of applicants for internships at EU institutions, the EPSO organization, activities of the European Commission, as well as topics related to the Green Deal and the European Year of Youth.

"I believe that I managed to raise awareness of our university at the EPSO office as well as the Office of Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic. In the future, this close relationship could be beneficial for students considering a career in EU institutions," Daniela remarks.

Up-to-date information about the EU Careers project and available internships can be found on Instagram @eucareers_zcu and on Facebook @EUCareersZCU.

Faculty of Economics

Barbora Havlová

17. 05. 2022