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News article15 January 2021European Labour Authority, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion2 min read

My EURES story: Pedro Miguel

As part EURES’ 25th birthday celebrations, jobseekers were invited to share their EURES stories in return for the chance to win some great prizes. Over the new few months, we’ll be showcasing the winners and their experiences.

My EURES story: Pedro Miguel

What’s your EURES story?

That’s the question that the #EURES25 competition asked jobseekers from across Europe to answer. Entries could be submitted in the form of a short video or an image accompanied by a summary about their experience, and the prizes included a €500 language course or employability skills training.

Participants were prompted to think about how EURES had helped them to find their dream job, how EURES Advisers had supported them with access to language training and integration into a new country, or how the EURES Job Mobility Portal or European (Online) Job Days had led to unique job opportunities.

The three competition winners were announced during an award ceremony at the EURES 25th Anniversary Event in Brussels on 30 January. The third and final of these was Pedro Miguel, and this is his story.

Name: Pedro Miguel

Nationality: Portuguese

Entry type: Video

Profile: I left Portugal and arrived in Santander, which is in the Cantabria region of Spain. It’s a city full of history and lots of nature, mountains, seas – and fun!

I’m a nurse in Santander. I’m part of an excellent team and everything is great! I’ve made lots of friends and have integrated into the country. I’ve also been learning a lot and have done a Spanish course.

Thanks, EURES!

A sister competition was launched for employers, which challenged them to submit a photo that represented what freedom of movement meant to them. Vouchers worth €500 were on offer and the three winners were also announced during the award ceremony.

To find out more about the winning employers – and the other winning jobseekers – keep an eye on the EURES website.

The #EURES25 competition was part of an ongoing campaign to promote and celebrate the 25th anniversary of EURES. Launched in 1994, EURES has grown to include 32 countries and over 1,000 Advisers. To-date, there are over 3 million job opportunities and 15,800 employers registered on the EURES Job Mobility Portal.

Looking forward to the next 25 years of service, the network will set the pace to ensure many potential jobseekers and employers are aware of EURES, what it stands for, and how it can support them in their life journey or in their hiring processes.


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