Welcome to the Trainees' Committee website!

Our mission

The Trainees' Committee plays two main roles:

  • We represent trainees working at the European Commission to the Traineeships Office, the Directorate-Generals (DGs) and other partners

  • We support the Traineeships Office to inform trainees, to maximise the traineeship experience and to promote a spirit of collaboration​

The committee also liaises with the trainees' subcommittees to assist with the organisation of a range of social activities.

We are in frequent contact with the porte-paroles of each Directorate-General to stay informed of any specific issues and to diffuse information. Finally, we reach out to external partners to prepare activities and negotiate discounts for trainees.

Who we are

Trainees' Committee October 2019

President

Hi, I'm your President, Kristina Ophey.

Treasurer

Hi, I'm your Treasurer, Martyna Azlauskaite.

Communications 

Hi, I'm your Communication Coordinator, Meg Kitanova. 

Social events

Hi, I'm your Social Events Coordinator, Alex Stoecker.

Careers

Hi, I'm your Careers and Conferences Coordinator, Jouni Kauremaa.

Auditors

The Auditors oversee the accounts of the previous Liaison Committee and the Trainees' Committee until the end of each session. ​

Auditor

Hi, I'm your Auditor, Bruce Stevens.

Auditor

Hi, I'm your Auditor, Julia Listrop.

Auditor

Hi, I'm your Auditor, Valentin Oremek.

Who we are

Trainees' Committee October 2019

President

Hi, I'm your President, Kristina Ophey.

Treasurer

Hi, I'm your Treasurer, Martyna Azlauskaite.

Communications 

Hi, I'm your Communication Coordinator, Meg Kitanova. 

Social events

Hi, I'm your Social Events Coordinator, Alex Stoecker.

Careers

Hi, I'm your Careers and Conferences Coordinator, Jouni Kauremaa.

Networking

Hi, I'm your Networking Coordinator, Chiara Rossolini.

Subcommittees

Each session, trainees and the previous Liaison Committee meet during the first week of the traineeship at the General Assembly to elect the Trainees' Committee and to select the subcommittees for that session.

Each subcommittee has a coordinator who liaises with the Trainees' Committee and directs the subcommittee.

There are five permanent subcommittees renewed each session:

During the March 2019 session, there were the following subcommittees:

Arts and Culture​                                                                                                    Human Rights
Board Games                                                                                                                      LGBT
Cantus                                                                                                                     Photography
Cocktails                                                                                                             Public Speaking
Disabilities and Inclusion                                                                                         Sustainability
 
Food                                                                                                  This Time I'm Voting (TTIV)          
Gender Equality                                                                                 Wine and Politics (WIPOL)