(c) Trainees employed in the Member States’ or applicant countries’ information offices (other than Luxembourg, Brussels and Strasbourg) will receive € 154.311 per day for missions to Brussels and € 130.941 per day for missions to Strasbourg. Their travel expenses will be reimbursed on presentation of the original travel documents. Air travel is reimbursed for economy class only, on presentation of the ticket and embarkation card or equivalent proof of travel.
Supervisors must fill out mission request forms, have them approved by their directors-
general or his/her representative and forward them for authorisation to the Robert Schuman traineeships department at least one week before the start of the mission. After the mission, supervisors, or persons appointed to do so by the Directorate-General, must sign the declaration
that the mission has been completed and forward it to the same department.
Trainees must be insured against the risks of sickness and accident. The European
Parliament will take out an insurance policy on their behalf and bear the full cost of premiums
for unpaid trainees and two-thirds of the cost for paid trainees.
At the request of trainees, the European Parliament may also insure their spouse and
children. In that event, the trainees must pay the insurance premiums.
Trainees are entitled to two days' leave for each completed month of their traineeship. Applications for leave must be submitted to the trainee’s supervisor, who will sign them and send them to the competent department. Days of leave not taken will not be reimbursed.