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Perks of working at EuropeAid: Travel and relocation allowances

By Elena L. Pasquini12 February 2013

A departure sign at an airport in Thailand. Photo by: Marshall Astor / CC BY

Similar to other aid organizations, EuropeAid deploys staff to oversee its programs on the ground. Currently, it has around 3,000 employees at European Union delegations worldwide.

Relocating from Europe to overseas locations can be tough for anyone, especially those with families. But EuropeAid provides a broad package of support to ease the challenges that come with traveling and resettlement.

Here are the allowances provided and expenses shouldered by EuropeAid and other European Commission agencies for employees that need to travel, change residence or report overseas.

1. Allowances

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Elena L. PasquiniFollow@elenapasquini

Elena Pasquini covers the development work of the European Union as well as various U.N. food and agricultural agencies for Devex News. Based in Rome, she also reports on Italy's aid reforms and attends the European Development Days and other events across Europe. She has interviewed top international development officials, including European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs. Elena has contributed to Italian and international magazines, newspapers and news portals since 1995.

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