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Seconded National Experts


ERA fosters the exchange of professional experience in European policies regarding the railway sector by temporarily assigning experts from the Member States.

Seconded National Experts (SNEs) serve a dual role: they bring their expertise to ERA and take back to their home administration or organisation the knowledge acquired during their period of secondment.

SNEs remain in the service of their national employer. Secondment is not equivalent to employment, nor does it lead to employment by ERA.

Periods of secondment may last between six months and two years. This is renewable once or more, up to a total of four years.

ERA pays a daily subsistence allowance per calendar day for the duration of the secondment. Therefore candidates for a SNE post must be sponsored by their national authorities.

The place of secondment is Valenciennes.

Our Agency has adopted the Decision 173/2018 on the policy and the procedures governing the engagement and the use of Seconded National Experts (SNEs).

If you are interested in working with our Agency as SNE, please read carefully the Decision 173/2018 before applying.

Related documents

DECISION n°173 of the Management Board of the European Union Agency for Railways laying down rules on the secondment to the Agency of seconded national experts and national experts in professional training

English (168 KB - PDF)

Annex Subsistence allowances SNE’s 01.07.2022

English (108.7 KB - PDF)

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