Working in Europe

The principle of freedom of movement constitutes one of the cornerstones of Europe. Being able to conduct a professional experience abroad is just one of the practical benefits that freedom of movement entails. The European Union has created a couple of instruments to support you on that.

A job portal matching candidates and employers

EURES (European Employment Services) is a cooperation network formed by public employment services from 32 countries all over Europe. EURES is dedicated to both job-seekers interested in moving to another country to work or to study, and employers wishing to recruit from abroad. Its advisers provide information, guidance and placement, to both jobseekers and employers interested in the European job market. Available in 25 EU languages, EURES’s portal posts vacancies in the European Economic Area and Switzerland and gives up-to-date information on labour market trends and living and working conditions in many European countries. The EURES’s portal is freely accessible to both jobseekers and employers, subject to the conditions set out by individual EURES members.

You can find more information about EURES and register to its on-line portal here .

A set of tools communicating your skills

Europass is an EU initiative which aims to help individuals to present their skills, competences and qualifications a way that is clearly understood all over Europe - whether you are enrolling in an education or training programme, looking for a job, or getting experience abroad. For that, a CV template, a language passport, a mobility document, a certificate supplement and a diploma supplement are at your disposal to make your skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Europe. In addition to that, a network of national Europass centres across the EU has the objective of helping job-seekers to communicate their skills and qualifications effectively, employers to understand the skills and qualifications of the workforce properly and authorities to shape job-relevant curricula.

You can find more information on Europass here .