Temporary Agents


The conditions of employment for Temporary Agents are described in the Staff Regulations (SR) of the European Defence Agency as adopted by the Council Decision (EU) 2016/1351 of 4 August 2016.

A Temporary Agent staff member may be made an offer, pursuant to Article 4 of the SR for a period not exceeding four years and with a possibility of one renewal for up to four years.

Temporary Agents shall serve a probationary period of nine months.

Temporary Agent posts are classified according to the nature and importance of their duties:

  • Administrators' function group (AD): comprises twelve grades from AD 5 to AD 16 corresponding to scientific, technical, administrative, advisory duties.
  • Assistants' function group (AST): comprises eleven grades from AST 1 to AST 11 corresponding to executive, technical and clerical duties.
 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