So  I am talking about : Candidates can fill in their application form in any of the 24 official EU languages. However, EPSO encourages candidates to complete it in English, which makes resorting to translation unnecessary. Having the applications available in English - the language spoken by all Selection Board members - speeds up eligibility checks. In practice, many candidates to international careers have their CVs already available in English. All this will facilitate the search for suitable candidates during the recruitment phase. For candidates who prefer to use another language, an automatic translation tool is made available to help convert their input into English. Register to use this tool. Please check our FAQs for more details."

How important part is motivation and strength since everybody are equal to attend the competition.  Are these just confirming that you're eligible to be a candidate? How ever they you need t back it up by filling in supporting documents anyway?

What does this information matter for Epso at this point? If you get into the reserve list don't you need to do a CV anyway? I'm a bit confused. 


BR. Sorry.


David @ EU Training Thu, 03/07/2024 - 18:20


The CV / Motivation part will only be relevant once you make it to the reserve list, just like you suggested.

But aren't you able to modify

peiponen11_169510 Fri, 03/08/2024 - 09:10

But aren't you able to modify it afterwards or is it locked if you get the happy news that you are now on the reserve list? 

Do I need to put time and effort into this or does it matter if you can modify your answer later on?  

Hi Peiponen,

Somedudereplyingtoquestions Sat, 04/06/2024 - 19:29

Hi Peiponen,

You cannot modify your EPSO application after its submission. The motivational part for the EPSO application may be of interesting when hiring services proactively search for EPSO laureates – this may be rather rare and more applicable to specialised profiles, but there are such cases.

Usually, EPSO laureates would apply to specific vacancies –  vacancies that are published to EPSO laureates via their ESPO profile or vacancies in the EU institutions to which they happen to have access (e.g. being a contract agent, temporary agent, seconded national expert, etc. in an EU institution). In such cases, it will be rather your motivational letter for this specific vacancy that will be of relevance. However, even in such cases, hiring services may check your EPSO profile and what you have included in your motivation there as well.