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Why the EPO?

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The European Patent Office (EPO) is the second-largest European organisation, employing almost 7 000 staff from over 30 countries. 

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The EPO is an equal opportunity employer providing our staff with the chance to build long-term stable careers. We offer one of the most comprehensive and family-friendly benefits packages in Europe. 

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Relocating to the EPO sites - Munich, The Hague, Berlin and Vienna - is made easier by frequent social events and a wide variety of clubs and communities in which staff can get together in their free time and pursue shared interests.

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Our staff work in Munich, The Hague, Berlin and Vienna. Find out more about EPO facilities and life at each location.