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Project Assistant for b-solutions at the Association of European Border Regions.


The Association of European Border Regions (AEBR) is looking for a Project Assistant to support the implementation of the b-solutions initiative, a project promoted by the European Commission and managed by AEBR. The aim of b-solutions is to explore obstacles to the realisation of cross-border cooperation practices and to find innovative solutions to them.

The position is to be filled from the 01st of February 2022.


About the Association of European Border Regions:

The Association of European Border Regions (AEBR) is a Europe-wide organisation representing border and cross-border regions towards national and international institutions. AEBR aims to support exchange among border regions in the European Union and beyond and does so through various projects to promote cross-border cooperation structures. AEBR’s official headquarters is in Gronau (North-Rhine-Westphalia), the project office is based in Berlin.


About the job:

The job is full-time (39 hours/week) and based in AEBR’s project office in Berlin, from February 2022 to December 2023. The working language is English.

As a suitable candidate, you will assist in the implementation of the b-solutions project, an initiative funded by the European Commission’ DG REGIO. Tasks include:

  • providing information to potential participants;

  • promote the action amongst stakeholders;

  • coordinate communication with beneficiaries of the project;

  • promote various calls for proposals and assist in overseeing their implementation;

  • preparing, administering and controlling necessary documents;

  • communicate the initiative’s results on various channels;

  • help draft various publications showcasing its findings on solutions to obstacles of a legal and administrative nature with respect to cross-border cooperation practices;

  • keeping track of the procedure.


The team is composed by people from different European countries.

The position grants a strong experience in EU project management and implementation, and vast knowledge in EU affairs, especially with focus on regional policy and European Territorial Cooperation.


Needed competencies:

The person filling the vacancy is expected to have following competencies to best support the team:

  • communication in English and a second European language, at least C1 (cfr. reference);

  • knowledge of cross-border cooperation and European policy making;

  • organisation and accuracy, attention to detail;

  • teamwork and collaboration;

  • interest for or previous experience in assisting the management of an international project (administrative and logistic support);

  • autonomy.

Initiative and basic familiarity with law are strong assets.


The position is to be filled from the 01st of February 2022 on a full-time basis (39 hours/week) and is based in AEBR’s project office in Berlin. The contract is 22-months-long and the salary is in accordance with the civil service collective agreement (TVöD) of the German system, corresponding to about 36,000 Euros gross yearly.



If you are interested in the position and meet the requirements, please send your CV and motivation letter (no more than 1 page) to Anna Cinzia Dellagiacoma at


Deadline for applications: 8th of January 2022,  midnight


Interviews will take place on the 13th and 14th of January 2022 in AEBR Berlin’s office or on Zoom

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