Application and Selection Process


Publication of the Vacancy Notice

All open vacancies are advertised on the eu-LISA website and often on other media channels such as EPSO, LinkedIn or specialised media.


Submission of the Application

Candidates should apply in English through the eu-LISA online recruitment platform before the deadline.


Eligibility Criteria Check

The eligibility of applications is checked against the criteria described in the vacancy notice. Those eligible are admitted to the selection procedure.


Selection Criteria Check

The applications are assessed against the selection criteria in the vacancy notice. The selection panel draws up a list of candidates to be invited to the following phase.


Assessment Phase

Short-listed candidates might undergo a short preliminary interview, and a mandatory interview. There will also be a written test in the relevant area of expertise.


Establishment of the Reserve List

The most suitable candidates are placed on a reserve list.

Reserve List

Candidates who succeed in the selection procedures are placed on a reserve list. The reserve list constitutes a pool of potential recruits that the Agency may use to fill vacant posts of similar nature, function group and grade.

However, placement on a reserve list does not guarantee employment in eu-LISA.

The adopted reserve lists have a fixed validity and may be extended by the Executive Director in the interest of service.

>> Status of the open reserve lists (updated 21 December 2023).