Staff from Public Administrations can work at EUSPA as ‘Seconded National Experts’ (SNEs). SNEs are seconded to the Agency while remaining in the service of their national employer and continuing to be paid their national salary by their employer. They receive from the Agency a daily subsistence allowance per calendar day for the duration of their secondment.
The Agency relies on National Experts in areas where advanced experience is available in National Administrations. At the same time, the exchange of expertise through SNEs contributes to the development of effective and smooth working relationships between Member States’ administrations and EUSPA. SNEs contribute to the work of EUSPA by sharing with the Agency their unique skills and knowledge for a period of time, and return to their home administration enriched by the experience gained at the Agency.
The duties and rights of an SNEs are governed by the Decision of the Administrative Board laying down rules on the secondment to the Agency of national experts in professional training..
The application for a secondment to EUSPA must be submitted by the Permanent Representation of the Member State that intends to second. For the application to be considered valid it shall consist of: