Junior Researcher for the European Affairs Programme 2023

The European Affairs Programme of the Egmont Institute is looking for a Junior Researcher to assist in its research activities, running from February 2023 to February 2024.

In particular, the Junior Researcher will contribute to research activities in relation to migration in collaboration with a wide range of national and international stakeholders. He/she will conduct studies and will also contribute to other related issues based on the needs of the European Affairs Programme.

Your responsibilities


  • Conduct research and produce articles, briefings, commentaries or other materials relevant for the EU Affairs Programme
  • Collect, analyse, and present data as part of our research activities on migration

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Logistics tasks

  • Support and assistance in the organisation of events (conferences, seminars)
  • Liaise with partner organisations and European/ Belgian stakeholders
  • Close coordination with project managers, stakeholders and partners
  •  Your skills & experience
  • You have successfully completed a Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant domain (EU affairs, international relations, migration, human rights, economics, development studies,…)
  • You have a first professional experience in the field of EU affairs, development cooperation, migration, labour economics, etc.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and French are essential, knowledge of Dutch is a strong asset
  • Experience working with multilateral clients such as the EU, development agencies, ILO, IOM, World Bank etc. is an asset
  • Able to work in a research team and open to giving and receiving feedback
  • Proven interest in EU politics & decision-making is an asset
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Good planning, organisational and communication skills
  • We offer:
  • A 12-month remunerated position
  • An experience in a leading EU think-tank which will allow you to build a strong network and possibilities in your professional life
  • A multicultural and challenging working environment
  • Flexibility in the work organisation

How To Apply?

To apply, a CV and a motivation letter detailing how you are a good fit for the position should be addressed to Mr. Jean-Louis de Brouwer, Director, European Affairs Programme, compiled into a PDF document, and sent by e-mail to Marcel Muraille (m.muraille@egmontinstitute.be), by 22 January 2023, mentioning in the subject line “Junior Researcher”.

Interviews will be conducted at the end of January.

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