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Working at ECFR

The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) is an award-winning international think-tank that aims to conduct cutting-edge independent research on European foreign and security policy and to provide a safe meeting space for decision-makers, experts and influencers to share ideas. We build coalitions for change at the European level and promote informed debate about Europe’s role in the world. ECFR is uniquely placed to provide a pan-European perspective on some of the biggest strategic challenges and choices Europeans need to confront, with a network of offices in seven European capitals. Find more about ECFR

Joining ECFR

With around 80 staff across seven European capitals, each member of our team contributes vitally to our impact. We emphasise selecting individuals who strongly identify with ECFR’s mission and embrace our values and organisational culture.

ECFR is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to support the personal and professional development of its staff irrespective of their gender, nationality, religion, disabilities, age, cultural background or sexual identity.

We look for people who:

  • are strategic, rigorous, curious, and creative
  • have an agile and entrepreneurial mindset
  • show the desire and knowledge to translate research into practical, policy-driven solutions
  • are committed to a process of ongoing learning
  • act with humility, generosity, and integrity towards others
  • demonstrate flexibility, adaptability, and ease in working in high-paced environments
  • have strong planning, problem-solving, and self-organising skills

We offer:

  • High level of personal responsibility
  • Highly motivated and brilliant and colleagues from across Europe
  • Competitive compensation
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Flexible working
  • Requests for moving around ECFR offices considered