EuroClio is recruiting for its Young Professionals Programme for 2023! Application deadline December 4.

What do you offer?

As a Young Professional at the EuroClio Secretariat, you will work on various events and multiple projects and be involved with stakeholder engagement daily. Therefore, we highly welcome candidates with a strong affiliation or interest in history (or history and civics education) and that have a proven record of the following core skills and competencies:

  • Accountability: Taking responsibility for and ownership of work-related actions, following through on commitments and decisions made;
  • Accuracy: Certain tasks, like financial management, require detail-oriented accuracy. Young Professionals will, for example, also be involved in financial management (scanning and processing receipts), for which a high sense of accuracy is needed;
  • Adaptability: Quickly adapting to changing or challenging circumstances, responding innovatively. This also includes the ability to swiftly adapt to the different needs of the Secretariat and changing tasks;
  • Analytical Thinking and Creativity: Project proposals and the development of educational resources also require analytical thinking and creativity when it comes to developing project activities and teaching and learning materials, and even more so, gaining an in-depth understanding of the local context, the problem at hand, the needs assessment, potential risks, and overall impact of the project, activities and educational resources;
  • Independence: While teamwork is very important at EuroClio, Young Professionals are also expected to work and successfully complete their tasks independently with minimal supervision;
  • Intercultural communication and empathy: Valuing and recognising diversity and the ability to communicate respectfully with colleagues or partners from any cultural, ethnic, or religious background at all times;
  • Team Work: At EuroClio, a lot of the work is done in teams with many different people both inside and outside the Secretariat. To successfully work in a team, accountability, solid communication, and adaptability are essential skills to apply and develop further;
  • Fluency in English. 
  • Additional language skills are a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the EuroClio Young Professional Programme, candidates must meet the following requirements at the start of the Programme:

  • To hold EU/EEA Citizenship (or an EU Residence Permit);
  • To hold a Master’s Degree in a relevant field of studies, such as Education, History, Political Science, International Relations, Development Studies, Management, Business Administration or any other related field;
  • Under the age of 30 on the start date of the Programme

What does EuroClio offer?

EuroClio offers a diverse and dynamic work environment at the Secretariat in The Hague. As a EuroClio Young Professional, you will be working with a highly passionate and driven network of professionals that work in different contexts and circumstances around the world. Depending on the project or Area of Work you are involved in, you might be joining a staff member on work trips abroad. You will also receive an in-house training programme adapted to your professional development needs and interests. You will be assigned a Supervisor who will track your progress and discuss your professional development to ensure that the Programme meets your expectations and contributes to your future career interests and development.

EuroClio offers a workspace at the office in The Hague, with access to a work laptop if needed. Young Professionals will receive a fee of 1000 EUR per month and up to 100 EUR of reimbursement of local travel expenses (home–office commute) per month.

The position will last seven months, from February 1 to August 31, 2023.

Application Procedure

Send your CV and Cover Letter to before December 4, 2022.


Historiana is EuroClio’s online alternative to a European History textbook: an online resource for educators that offers free historical content, ready-to-use learning activities, and innovative digital tools developed by a team of history educators from across Europe and beyond. Currently, its content is populated following three main approaches: some content is developed in EuroClio-led projects, some content is developed by our partners and uploaded to dedicated partner pages, and some content is developed and curated by two teams of professional volunteers: the Historical Content Team and the Teaching and Learning Team. As a Young Professional working on Historiana, you will coordinate all the content-development efforts to make sure that they work in concert towards improving the platform. This will include organising meetings with professional volunteers, providing feedback and proofreading developed materials, and developing sources.

Contested Histories Initiative

The Contested Histories Initiative seeks practical remedies to contestations over historical markers in public spaces as part of broader efforts to create more inclusive and equitable societies, particularly for and with communities that have been marginalised or disenfranchised due to race, ethnicity, gender, or other affiliations. We are working on an expanding global catalogue of case studies that aims to provide a resource for policy-makers, decision-makers, educators, journalists, scholars and others interested in contested histories in public spaces. Outputs include policy recommendations, educational materials and published papers.

For our work on Contested Histories, we are looking for Young Professionals with the following:

  • Excellent writing skills in English.
  • Excellent academic research skills in English (both writing and editing).
  • Experience in content creation and managing social media.
  • Experience in design work or using creative content tools such as Canva.
  • Experience managing a website (WordPress).
  • Knowledge of ArcGIS and data cleaning is a plus.
  • A genuine interest in issues related to contested historical legacies.