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EURES (EURopean Employment Services)

EURES Services

EURES is a cooperation network designed to facilitate the free movement of workers within the EU-27 countries plus Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

The network is composed of: the European Coordination Office (ECO), the National Coordination Offices (NCOs), EURES Members and EURES Partners.

Members and Partners in the network may include Public Employment Services (PES), Private employment services (PRES), trade unions, employers' organisations and other relevant actors in the labour market. The Members and Partners provide information, placement and recruitment services to employers and jobseekers whereas the European and National Coordination Offices oversee the organisation of the activities at European and national level respectively.

Moreover, EURES has an important role to play in providing specific information and facilitate placements for the benefit of employers and frontier workers in European cross-border regions.

In practice EURES provides its services through the portal and through a human network of around 1000 EURES advisers that are in daily contact with jobseekers and employers across Europe.

What can EURES do for you ?

EURES helps jobseekers to find jobs and employers to recruit from all over Europe

The European Union’s principle of free movement of workers is considered one of the most important rights of EU citizens. It means that you can move to any EU Member State, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland to look for and take up a job.

Yet, it may sometimes seem like a daunting and difficult task to make use of this right. The purpose of EURES is precisely to help and support jobseekers and employers with that.

This involves the provision of a broad range of services, available on the EURES portal or through the vast human network of more than a thousand advisers working in the EURES Member and Partner organisations.  

EURES services to jobseekers and employers include:

  • Matching of job vacancies and CVs on the EURES portal
  • Information and guidance and other support services for workers and employers
  • Access to information on living and working conditions in the EU member states, such as taxation, pensions, health insurance and social security
  • Specific support services for frontier workers and employers in cross-border regions
  • Support to specific groups in the context of the EURES Targeted Mobility Schemes
  • Support to dynamic recruitment events through the European (Online) Job Days platform
  • Information on and access to post-recruitment assistance, such as language training and support with integration in the destination country

To learn more about EURES services you can visit the various sections of this website, find contact details of the EURES Members and Partners on the “EURES in your country” page or get in direct contact with a EURES Adviser by phone, mail or chat, You can also contact the EURES Helpdesk for help with using the portal or any other questions you may have.