Preparation for external (EPSO) & internal competitions and CAST selections

For each new competition published, we organize specific preparations for the CBT (verbal reasoning, abstract reasoning, numerical reasoning) and assesment center (case study, interview, oral presentation, group exercice).

More and more of you are participating in our training courses and we regularly receive positive feedback about their quality and the effectiveness of our trainers.

In addition, some of you tell us about their success, either in a CAST selection or in a competition.

During these last 3 years, you have been more then 4,000 to follow our trainings!

Our team of trainers

Fréderic MAILLET

Trainer at R&D since 2009

His courses cover the training in preparation for the EPSO computer based tests of Verbal, Numerical and Abstract Reasoning in either English or French: approach, strategy and tricks for fast resolution.

He is also a private coach


Trainer at R&D since 2021

Her courses cover all training needs for the preparation to external and internal competitions: Assessment Centre: Case Study, Competency Based Interview, Situational Competency based interview, Field Related Interview, Internal Competitions (written test and interview), Certification Interviews

With a background in communications Ruth understands the importance of great presentation and intensive preparation in order to succeed in these competitions.

She is also a private coach

How to prepare for and succeed in European Union tests and selection processes?

Historically, training is a key element of the progress and development of everyone. It helps us to improve skills in order to integrate into working life and into society at large as effortlessly as possible.

As part of the recruitment of staff in the institutions of the European Union, Renouveau et Démocratie (R&D) has grasped the importance of this issue.

The European civil service chooses its employees through selections and competitions. The Staff Regulations stipulate that “recruitment shall be directed to securing for the Institution services of officials of the highest standard of ability, efficiency and integrity,recruited on the widest possible geographical basis within the Union“. As a trade union in the European Commission, R&D supports such a system, whose procedures must be fully transparent and objective and ensure equal treatment and access among the candidates.

It is not just a matter of selecting the best candidates: credibility and confidence in the EU project and in the European institutions also depend on exemplary recruitment procedures.

Thus, since it was founded in 1992, R&D offers preparatory courses for selection tests to colleagues. The courses ensure quality training, and, especially, are accessible to all because they are free and cover all types and levels of tests. As solidarity is a core value of R&D, the courses are also accessible to persons outside the institutions depending on the availability of places. Thousands of colleagues have so been able to benefit from this training and enter the European civil service.

Happy reading and good luck!


President of Renouveau & Démocratie