Training (EN)

Working conditions
Outside Brussels
Europ. Institutions
Social Dialog
About U4U
Speak up



Home > Members > Training in EN

Training sessions organized by U4U in English

Up Personnal support CCP / CLP Séminaires Coaching Training (EN) Formation (FR) Training books

On this page, Training in English  

Pour les formations en français, voir ici :

These training sessions are only available to members.

Not yet a member ? Join here !

Training takes place in Brussels, unless otherwise specified
Distance courses are from your desktop, anywhere in the world

Seating is guaranteed only by order of arrival of registrations.

The registration will be refunded if:
a) the registration is denied for lack of space;
b) the applicant cancels their registration by mail sent to: at least ten days before the start of the session.
Being absent does not entitle you to receive reimbursement.

Frequently asked questions on training

Interested by coaching sessions ?


Preparations for EPSO competitions specifically tailored for colleagues in the institutions.

When registering, please note that the Situational competency-based interview (SCBI), the General competency based interview (GCBI) and the Competency-based interview (CBI) are different types of tests, prepared by different training courses.



European Commission internal competition for Administrators (AD6)

The oral test of the internal competition consists in a short oral presentation on a randomly selected subject, and your motivation, the skills you have acquired during your career and the main duties you have carried out, your ability and competencies to perform the strategic and managerial duties of an administrator.

The purpose of this session is to allow candidates for the internal competition to better understand those two tests and to prepare for them effectively through simulations.

Detailed program


NB : The training will take place subject to a sufficient number of participants. Registrations will be accepted in order of reception within the limit of the places available. Training schedules are subject to change depending on the number of participants. Registrations are closed two working days before the start date of the session.

On-line training from your desktop

Location: Remotely on Zoom

Date : Wednesday June 7th 2023

Time : 9:00 to 17:00

Fee : 185€

To register...

Our courses are very successful: we have therefore planned an additional session on 4 May in case demand exceeds supply. You will be notified if this second date is offered to you.


EPSO Competitions

Online Training course about EU Knowledge MCQ

in EN , for AD (AST accepted)

AD Level------


Our training course dedicated to the test on knowledge about EU policies and institutions aims to get candidates enrolled to the European Commission’s AD internal competitions prepared for this preselection test.

The training course comprises four modules:

·        Module 1 sets out the purpose of the EU knowledge MCQ test, presents its format and specifies the expectations of the jury; it also provides candidates with methodological tips.

·        Module 2 lists the factual knowledge candidates need to master for this test and provides them with reading tips.

·        Module 3 proposes 4 MCQ (50 questions each) on the factual knowledge about the EU history, decision-making processes and institutions, as well as EU policies (quizzes A, B, C and D, 200 questions as a total); detailed corrections and external links are provided to help candidates deepening the answers. The questions asked are updated, of an intermediate level, with 30 "recurring" questions and 20 advanced questions.

·        Module 4 proposes 5 mock exams comprising 50 questions each (n°1 to 5, i.e. 250 questions in total). These mock exams will have to be completed within the limited time required (75 minutes). They are updated, of an advanced level of difficulty, and will mainly focus on EU policies and initiatives. They include 20 "recurring" questions and 30 advanced questions in EU policies, in order to reflect what candidates from previous editions of the EC’s internal competition have experienced last year.

Learners are encouraged to take their time to consult the links provided with each question, and to read the detailed corrections, instead of taking the MCQ all at once.

Access to the online course: during 3 months

Price: 135 euros


Self-training on-line from your desktop

• INSP (ex-ENA) proposes an entirely UP TO DATE set of questions for the EU knowledge MCQ, developed with EU experts. Also mock exams.

• We expect many participants. Therefore it is extremely important that you respect the procedure to subscribe.

  Please fill the form herebelow => no payment without a duly filled form.

  AD level only

  EN only

   As a reminder, trainings are only for U4U members. Should you need so, please fill in the membership form at the same time. If you are already a member don’t fill the membership form again. Do not pay twice your membership fee, if you filled a valid IBAN for direct debit in the membership form.

   Send the proof of payment of the training as requested as soon as you have filled the registration and/or membership form.

Price: 135 euros

Registration closed, we will soon re-open it.

To register...

To send the proof of payment :


If you are already a member, fill in this form.
Your registration will not be processed, if you are not a member of U4U     .
Not yet member ? Join here !


Do not do this :

• Do not write to U4U to ask if there is space before you register. You simply risk someone else registering before you. If your registration is rejected due to lack of space, you will of course be refunded.

• Do not wait for confirmation of your membership to register - if you have just joined to register for a course, register for the course straight away to secure your place.

• Do not pay your membership fee twice. If you have just completed your membership form with your IBAN, you will be debited in due course. So do not pay the membership fee twice by bank transfer (if this happens, however, you can be reimbursed).


Need more information ?  Frequently Asked Questions

Would you wish to rate our courses ? If you have recently followed a course, give us your opinion.

See also : Seminars and other training

Extract from our FAQs regarding on-line training :
It is essential for the quality of the course that your camera is switched on and running. The trainer needs to see you to assess your reactions. In principle, your camera should always be active during the course, unless otherwise instructed by the trainer, who may sometimes limit the use of the camera to specific interactions with you.
Refusing to activate the camera at the request of the trainer may lead to your expulsion from the course, without the possibility of a refund.


The actual content of the course is described above, this text is for information only. The course description may not include all preparations described herebelow.


This course is to prepare for each of the reasoning test and multiply your chance of success to the competition. For each test, we will study the methodology illustrated by examples. We will then practice with tests which will be explained and corrected by the trainer.

We are all capable of developing these skills. It is not a question of intelligence, but of learning.


The verbal reasoning test is not a test of knowledge but of logic. To be successful, candidates must display four key qualities:

bulletthe ability to analyse a statement and understand the meaning of a text;
bulleta mastery of certain rules of verbal logic in order to establish whether or not an answer can be deduced from the information in the text;
bulletthe ability to identify quickly which statements are most likely to constitute the correct answer;
bulletthe ability to read a text selectively.


The numerical reasoning test is not just a test of calculation. To be successful, candidates must display three key qualities:

bulletthe ability to understand and analyse: you need to know how to read a piece of information and interpret tables and graphs in order to decide correctly what operations are needed,
bulleta mastery of basic mathematical concepts: percentages, variation rates, averages…,
bulletspeed: to answer the questions within the time allowed, you must avoid long calculations wherever possible and also avoid automatic use of the calculator.


Abstract reasoning questions are presented as series of diagrams containing geometric shapes which are repeated or modified according to a logical sequence. Candidates have to identify the underlying logic and find the diagram that completes the series.

Abstract reasoning tests call for skills that candidates do not normally use in everyday life:

bulletthe ability to visualise geometric transformations (rotations, symmetries, …),
bulletan aptitude to spot similarities between complex shapes, ...


The situational judgment test assesses the behaviour and decision-making capability of candidates in a working environment. Each question describes a work-related scenario and gives a set of four possible actions that might be taken in response. Candidates must choose the action they believe to be most effective and the action they believe to be least effective.

To succeed in this test, candidates must approach each question as a role play exercise and set aside their own professional experience. They must answer each question on the basis of the information given in the scenario and on what is expected of them in terms of competencies and good professional practice. They must be able to rank actions by using the most appropriate criteria: degree of problem resolution, degree of priority, life positions, etc.


The prioritising and organising test demands a rigorous and methodical approach. It includes timetabling problems (organising a journey or schedule management) and constraint optimisation problems (choosing the best possible option after taking certain constraints into account).

To succeed, you must interpret a table correctly and be able to transcribe a question in the form of an equation (timetabling problems) or a series of instructions (constraint optimisation problems).



Problems regarding this web site ?       Last modified 2 June
2023     Search       Sitemap

Contact us - Receive our press - Join us - Articles of association - Archives - Facebook