Last month the EU Directive on Patient's Rights in Cross-Border Healthcare entered into force, allowing citizens from any EU country the right to go to another for planned medical treatment and be reimbursed for it. While subject to certain conditions, the law moves above and beyond the scope of previous agreements restricted primarily to emergency or 'necessary' care, which remain separate and untouched.
Being a trainee in the European Quarter of the exhilarating and vibrant city of Brussels is a journey that will stick with you for a lifetime. It is a journey full of adventures, discoveries, and ups and downs. And like some wise men once said: "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step". That includes this one.
This article will explain briefly what this first step is, and obviously mentions some other relevant steps necessary to be taken in order to become a trainee at the European Commission (EC) in Brussels.