Seconded National Experts


The rules applicable to Seconded National Experts are described in the Council Decision (EU) 2016/1352 of 4 August 2016.

The period of secondment may not be less than two months nor exceed three years and may be renewed successively up to a total of four years. Before the period of secondment begins, the national civil service from which the SNE is to be seconded, shall certify to the EDA that he/she will remain subject to the social security legislation applicable to that civil service and will remain in the service of their employer throughout the period of secondment and continue to be paid by that employer.

 Important disclaimer: all of the rules and figures presented in this website are for information purposes only. Rights can only be derived from the Staff Regulations and corresponding implementing rules. The exact financial conditions of employment may be determined only case by case.



Participating Member States

  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Czech
  • Germany
  • Estonia
  • Ireland
  • Greece
  • Spain
  • France
  • Croatia
  • Italy
  • Cyprus
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Hungary
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Austria
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovenia
  • Slovakia
  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • UK