REQUEST FOR REVIEW AND APPEAL PROCEDURES
Applicants who consider that their interests have been prejudiced by any decision related to the selection procedure can take the following actions:
Requests for review
The applicant may submit a request for review in writing to the Chairman of the selection panel stating the reasons for the request. Any arguments must be based on information provided in the EDA application form; no subsequent information can be taken into account.
Requests for review shall be submitted by email to email@example.com within 10 calendar days from the date when the decision was sent to the candidate.The candidate is requested to clearly indicate the selection title/reference number in the subject line and the reasons for the request.
EDA will forward it to the Chair of the selection panel, if it comes within the panel's remit, and will be sent a reply as soon as possible.
Pursuant to Article 168(2) of the EDA Staff Regulations, any candidate may submit to the Agency a complaint against an act adversely affecting him/her. Complaint shall be submitted to the HR Unit by e-mail to the functional mailbox or by regular mail quoting the reference of the selection procedure.
- Functional mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Regular mail:
European Defence Agency
Rue des Drapiers 17-23
The complaint must be lodged within 3 months from the date on which the candidate is notified of the act adversely affecting him/her.
Should the complaint be rejected, the candidate may request judicial review of the act adversely affecting him/her pursuant to Article 270 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and Article 169 of the Staff Regulations, before:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Registry of the Court
Rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Any citizen of the European Union or any natural or legal person residing in a Member State may direct a complaint concerning instances of maladministration to the European Ombudsman, within two years of the date on which the facts on which it is based came to the attention of the person, pursuant to Article 228 (1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union:
The European Ombudsman
1, Avenue du President Robert Schuman - BP 403
F-67001 Strasbourg Cedex
Please note that complaints to the European Ombudsman do not have the effect of suspending the period mentioned in Articles 168 and 169 of the Staff Regulations for lodging complaints or submitting an appeal before the Court of Justice of the European Union according to Article 270 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. Please note also that, under Article 2(4) of the general conditions governing the performance of the Ombudsman's duties, any complaint lodged with the Ombudsman must be preceded by the appropriate administrative approaches to the institutions and bodies concerned.