Trainees must contribute to the work of the department to which they are assigned. The
European Parliament retains all rights to research carried out during the traineeship.
Trainees must not have any professional connections with third parties which might be
incompatible with their traineeship. They must respect the normal duty to observe the utmost discretion with regard to facts and information which come to their knowledge during their traineeship. They may not communicate to any person whatsoever any documents or information which have not been made public, except with the institution's prior consent. They remain bound
by that obligation after completion of their traineeship.
The supervisor must draw up a traineeship plan and supervise the work of trainees throughout their traineeship.
Unless specific instructions have been adopted by the directorate-general to which the
trainee is assigned and issued to the competent department in accordance with Article 26.2, the supervisor must assist the trainee in all problems relating to administration and act as a link
between the trainee and the competent department in administrative matters.
The supervisor must notify the competent department forthwith of any significant
incidents occurring during the traineeship (in particular absences, sicknesses, accidents or interruption of the traineeship) which have come to his/her attention or about which the trainee
has informed him/her.
The supervisor must draw up an assessment of the traineeship, using the appropriate
form, and certify the actual duration of the traineeship.