Methodology Webinars

EPSO Case Study Exam Insights

As EPSO transitions to the new selection process, there is still an overlap between competitions released before 2023, which still have an Assessment Center, and competitions released in 2023, which no longer have an AC but do have the case study exam. The pre-2023 Case Study exam differs slightly from the current version. Therefore, we have two types of webinars on offer. Click below for more details.

Webinar NameAvailable Purchases

EPSO Case Study Exam Insights | 2023

Trainer: András Baneth

Recording €99


This webinar will take a deep dive into how to approach the “new” (as of 2023) EPSO Case Study exam, from preparation techniques to crafting your response. 
It will give you practical tips and  a clear idea of the case study exam and provide you with methodology and strategy that you can then apply when preparing for your specific case.
IMPORTANT: while this workshop is modeled on the “new” case studies and uses many examples, it is not an analysis of any one particular case study. We offer dedicated workshops for specific competitions.

"I found this training extremely useful! It was very well structured in terms of content, speakers, etc. Thank you!" Barbara, from Brussels, September 2023

IMPORTANT: This is not specific to any one EPSO competition, however, it provides the tools necessary to tackle and prepare for the current EPSO assignment too.

Topics Covered

  • The new 2023 case study format: changes from the old system
  • Why case studies are used by EPSO
  • What competencies are being assessed directly and indirectly?
  • How to process the documents provided by EPSO
  • Structure and formatting of your response
  • Content rules, what to write and what to avoid
  • Terminology, layout, structure, flow
  • Time management tips
  • Preparation tips and resources
  • Questions and answers with EU Training EPSO experts

Technical Information

How do I access this recording?

  • Please purchase the recording, by selecting the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • Once you have successfully purchased the recording it will appear in your “Dashboard” in the "My Webinars" section.

Who should purchase this recording?

  • Relevant for any candidate preparing for the Case Study component of their EPSO exams

Who are the presenters?

Andras Baneth

  • EU Training co-founder
  • Europe's #1 expert on EU careers
  • Author of The Ultimate EU Test Book
  • Former EU Official

Susanne Lindahl

  • Over ten years of experience working in the European Commission
  • Solid insight into what the EC is looking for in new staff
  • In-depth knowledge of what an EU job entails
  • Developed EPSO training materials used by the Swedish Council for Higher Education
  • EU Training's in-house EPSO Case Study expert

Technical info

  • Recorded on 10 October 2023
  • Recording length: 120 minutes

EPSO Case Study Exam Insights | 2019

Trainer: András Baneth

Recording €99


PLEASE NOTE: This is a recording of the 2019 EPSO Case Study Exam Insights Webinar and covers the Case Study Exam from the EPSO Assessment Centers for competitions released prior to the selection process updated in 2023.

Before you start preparing for the Assessment Centre stage of your EPSO competitions take the time to understand the specifics of each test that you will encounter during this exam phase.

This webinar offers a detailed overview of the Case Study component of the EPSO Assessment Centre and explores the methodologies to get the highest scores, offers practical advice on how to structure your time and manage difficulties. In addition is offers useful references to additional preparation resources, useful websites and background reading information.

Topics Covered

  • Why case studies are used by EPSO
  • The reason why the case study is special in the assessment system
  • The scoring approach applied by EPSO and why it is important to know
  • Structure of the exercise and how to make the most of it
  • Time management tips, maximising your scores
  • Content rules, what to write and what to avoid
  • Terminology, layout and other crucial tips
  • Preparation resources, useful websites, books
  • Questions and answers with the expert
  • Case Study Sample and Solution Included

Technical Information

How do I access this recording?

  • Please purchase the recording, by selecting the “Add to Cart” option on the right.
  • Once you have successfully purchased the recording it will appear in your “Practice Centre” on the right-hand side in the "My Webinars" section.

Who should purchase this recording?

  • Candidates admitted to the Assessment Centre
  • Relevant for all profiles

Webinar length:
90 minutes


Andras Baneth

  • Co-author of The Ultimate EU Test Book Assessment Centre edition
  • Former EU Official and expert on EU careers

Anna Schmidt

  • Extensive HR experience within the EU Institutions
  • Participated in a large number of selection procedures and has interviewed thousands of candidates

"It was well organised, specific and provided lots of useful information. I was very satisfied." (Katerina, Greece)

What Is The Difference Between A Live Webinar And A Webinar Recording?

Live webinars are an interactive live sessions with lots of examples, practical tips to help enhance your EPSO exam performance and Q&A blocks to ask all your pressing questions. Simply signing up for a live event, log on to take part and get access to the presentation’s recording afterwards so you can consult it at any point during your preparation. Don’t see an upcoming live event? Easy! Just purchase a webinar recording of an earlier event to gain immediate access to all the vital information presented during a previous live session. Naturally, the only difference being, you won’t be able to vote during exercise slots or ask your own questions.

Live Info Webcasts are always held shortly after a new EPSO competition is released and are always free, just click on 'Get' next to the listing. These webcasts help guide you through the Notice of Competition and help you understand the EPSO selection process, the various tests and how to best prepare for your EPSO exams. Recordings of the live webcasts will be made available directly through your EU Training account, but are also available here in the EU Training Webcast Library, free for anyone to view.

Our Webinars Cover

  • 60-120 minutes of detailed methodology with lot of practice exercises
  • Must know facts about the various EPSO tests
  • Typical traps
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Terminology, layout and other crucial points to note
  • Time management and tips to maximising your scores

Technical Details

  • Available on any internet-connected device in the world
  • Accessible directly through the MY WEBINARS section of your EU Training dashboard
  • Make sure the browser you use is updated to the latest version
  • Voice via computer speakers or headset
  • Preferably cable or fast internet connection
  • Unlimited Revision
  • Practice / Exam mode
  • Realistic Simulations
  • 24 Hour Support

"I strongly recommend this service. The trainers have high level of expertise and experience. I have received valuable tailored feedback and guidance, which give me solid foundation and confidence for the actual interview."

European Commission Internal Comp. | Interview Simulation |  | 15 February 2023

- from anonymous participant

"I signed up for this course to get an overall understanding of what is expected in the exam and to do some practical training. The simulation fully met my expectations. The organisation of the training offered is very educational. Malene transmitted the information in a very clear and structured way, and gave us precious tools to carry out the interview successfully.  Her kindness was reassuring during the practical exercises! I recommend this as the best way to train and practice mock exercises with professional feedback."

Field-Related Interview Simulation | 5 May 2023

Hélène from France

"Gives all the tools to start practicing and to ensure success on the EPSO CBT."

Reasoning skills | Training session | 20 July 2023

Christophe from France

I need some general information on the EPSO (EU Career) competitions.

Not sure how EPSO competitions work? Or what the difference is between and EPSO competition and CAST?

Check out the New To EU Exams section to get clarification on the EPSO selection procedures.

If you have specific questions or need free advice, please contact us directly any time!

What services do you offer on this website?

EU Training offers a huge variety of products and services to assist with your EPSO preparation.

Online EPSO exam practice

  • practice questions available for all types of EPSO competitions and CAST
  • simulates the real EPSO test-taking conditions

EPSO Case Study Simulations

  • simulates this EPSO test, including the strict time limits
  • Evaluation available (in English and French ONLY) - get direct feedback from an expert
  • 19 Case studies available in English
  • 5 case studies available in French
  • 1 case study each available in German, Spanish and Italian (no evaluation available for these).

EPSO Classroom Training Sessions

Our classes are held by professional trainers who are EPSO experts. Focused heavily on the practical side of the EPSO exams, these training sessions are designed to enhance a candidate’s confidence by simulating EPSO test conditions before the real thing. EU Training not only offers classes tailored to the various EPSO competitions but also provides EPSO Computer-Based Test training for CAST and all EPSO competitions.

Personal coaching sessions

We help EPSO candidates improve their performance on their exams through one-on-one personal coaching services. Reasoning Skills, EU Career Interviews (was EPSO Assessment Centre) and Middle Management coaching sessions are available via Skype or in-person in Brussels (face-to-face). Candidates will receive focused attention and tailored guidance from expert instructors to prepare for any stage of the EPSO selection process, and boost their EPSO exam performance. Application Assistance services are also offered when applying for a new EPSO competition.


EU Training holds many LIVE methodology webinar sessions hosted by EPSO experts and offers a vast library of webinar recordings to help you through every stage of the EPSO selection process, including:

  • the EPSO Computer-Based Tests
  • the EPSO Case Study
  • EPSO interviews
  • ... and even how to get an EU job once you're on the Reserve List.

Free EPSO Info Webcasts

When EPSO releases a new Notice of Competition we help break it down by highlighting the most important details:

  • the application process
  • eligibility requirements
  • best preparation methods for EPSO competitions.

This is a great way to get access to vital information to help you excel in your upcoming EPSO competition and achieve your EU career dreams. EU Training webcasts are always free and the recordings are available to view with or without an EU Training account.


We are constantly expanding our eBook collection to offer valuable reading materials that delve deep into key EPSO exams topics. Download all our eBooks for free.

E-learning materials

We keep you posted about the latest EPSO news and developments, and offer valuable advice with our Tips & Tricks articles to tackle tricky EPSO topics, so you can use these insights to your advantage the next time you take an EPSO exam.

EU Jobs

Looking for an EU Job? Scan through our comprehensive list of currently available EU agencies jobs. Also, have all the latest EU employment opportunities sent straight to your inbox by subscribing to our EU JOBS newsletter to get updates every two weeks on upcoming EPSO competitions and job vacancies at EU Institutions.

EU Training Customer Support Team

Last, but definitely not least, our Customer Support is here to help with any website or EPSO related queries - and beyond! Never hesitate to contact us!

We hope you will utilise our ever expanding services and find them usefel, even vital, in your EPSO exam preparation.

How can I register on the EU Training website? Where is the registration form?

You can register on our website for free via the following link.

Once you register you will have access to a vast library of FREE content, such as many of our Webinars and e-books, and you will also be able to make purchases.

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If I'm unable to join the live webinar or webcast on time, can I still join later?


With regard to our free EPSO info webcasts, or any live webinar products for purchase, you can join in or leave at any time. And if you can't attend the live event on the day, it's worth registering anyways because you will get access to the recording and all additional documents.

If you are having issues connecting to the live event, contact us immediately.

How many times can I use a question? And how many times can I revise a test?

Our questions have no expiration date, your question balance has no expiration date. You can compose new tests as long as you have new questions on your account, and you can revise previous tests without any time limitation.

We created a system that helps your EU exam preparation in the best possible way:

  • After you buy an exam preparation package, you can use these questions to create new tests in any composition and language you wish.
  • Once you launch a new test, the number of questions that you put in there will be deducted from your account and you can use each question once, similarly to a test book where you mark your answer options.
  • However, as a special gift to our customers, we created a system where you can re-take any of your previously composed tests as many times as you like (you can do this by finding the test you wish to re-take via the Practice Activity block of your Dashboard).
  • You can monitor your progress via the Statistics block as well.
  • After submitting or re-taking a test, you can revise all your previous tests in Review mode which includes an option to turn off the 'Explanation' feature to further improve the revision experience.
  • Moreover, revision is not limited in any way. You may revise previous tests and questions for an unlimited period and for an unlimited number of times.

How do I buy test questions in the language I want to practice in?

When buying question packages, you are buying a quota of questions from our database and not specific questions. This means that in the Start New Test block you can choose which language(s) you want to do your practice tests in. You do not pick this up at the time of purchase.

TIP: make sure you click on the little (i) in the table on the Products tab to see how many questions we have in a particular language per test so you don’t over-purchase.