The Director-General for Personnel is competent to rule on disputes arising out of the implementation of these Rules, except when he/she is materially involved, in which case competence passes to the Secretary-General.
The award of a traineeship under no circumstances gives recipients the status of official or other servant of the European Union, nor does it entitle them in any way to subsequent recruitment.
These Internal Rules, which supersede the previous Rules, enter into force on 15
The directorates-general, as addressees of these Rules, must take whatever measures are
necessary to ensure that they are implemented as fully as possible and must forward them to the
Traineeships which started before 15 February 2006 will continue to be governed by the
internal rules governing traineeships and study visits in the Secretariat of the European
Parliament dated 18 May 2004.
Done at Luxembourg, 1 February 2006,
Julian PRIESTLEY Secretary-General