Call for Applications: Policy Analyst on Climate and Environment – The Foundation for European Progressive Studies

Deadline: 14 June 2021
Open to: anyone with at least an MA or MSc degree in a relevant field and at least 5 years professional experience in EU environment and climate policy
Benefits: a salary, including benefits such as a complementary pension scheme, DKV hospitalization insurance, public transport compensation and a professional phone


FEPS is the leading think tank of the European centre left political family. It works with almost 50 Member political Foundations and think tanks across Europe. It embodies a new way of thinking on the social democratic, socialist and progressive scene in Europe. It seeks to serve as a platform for innovative research, policy advice, training and debates to tackle the long- and short-term challenges that Europe and European integration faces today. It strives for more and better-quality democracy in Europe.

FEPS’ work is in most cases carried out in the form of projects with its Members and partners. The outputs of said projects feed into the work of the broader progressive family – starting with the Party of European Socialists (PES), the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D), their constituents and Member parties, as well as in the broader public debate.

FEPS’ Policy Analysts report daily to the delegate of the Secretary General (i.e. the Director appointed to supervise the thematic field in question). The mission of the Policy Analyst is to substantiate FEPS’ work on climate and environment policy and law, and represent FEPS’ expertise in the field. The Policy Analyst will steer a portfolio of FEPS (co-)funded projects aimed at impacting policies, political debates and/or public awareness related to climate and environment.


  • At least an MA or MSc degree in a relevant field. A PhD will be considered a further asset.
  • Knowledge and interest for EU affairs and political sensitivity.
  • At least 5 years professional experience in (European) environment and climate policy.
  • Excellent understanding of the environment and climate policy field and the political environment around it.
  • Innovative and out-of-the-box thinking.
  • Experience in overseeing and managing multi-stakeholders’ projects.
  • Written and oral proficiency in English and in a second European language. Any additional European language will be considered an asset.
  • Proven ability to draft analysis, research and policy recommendations.
  • High organisational and time-management skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Advanced interpersonal and social skills.
  • Exceptional team player with a strong ability to contribute positively to a team environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Readiness to occasionally travel and adapt to flexible working hours.


  • The duration of the contract is determinate; 6 months, and aimed at being continued in the form of an indeterminate contract (CDI).
  • The salary – which is paid on a 13,9 months per year basis – will be discussed depending on experience and qualifications. It is part of a generous remuneration package (including benefits such as: a complementary pension scheme, DKV hospitalization insurance, public transport compensation, a professional phone including the right to use it for private purposes and ecocheques).


Please send your application via email (in English) to by Monday the 14th of June 2021 at 17:00 CET.

The title of your application email should follow this naming convention: “NAME_Surname_Application_FEPS_Policy Analyst”.

The application should contain:
• A cover letter outlining your motivation for the post and your understanding of progressive values (maximum 2 pages)
• A detailed CV (Europass format)
• A sample of work authored in the thematic field covered by the present notice (links or attached)
• The name of 2 referees with the related contact details

Further information is available here.