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Providing Jobseekers with advice on job search in Europe

The EURES network was established by the European Commission to help European citizens find work in another country of the European Union (EU)/ European Economic Area (EEA).

EURES has a network of EURES advisers, who can give you information and advice on job search in Europe and help you to make contact with European employers.  They can also give you more general practical information on living and working conditions in another EU/EEA country e.g. social security, information on pay levels, taxes, recruitment practices or provide pre-departure and on arrival advice.  If you are interested in working or seeking work within the EU/EEA, make an appointment with your nearest EURES adviser or contact your nearest Intreo centre for more information.

EURES – The European Job Mobility Portal

EURES, the European Job Mobility Portal, gives you access to over a million vacancies throughout the EU/EEA. You can search for job vacancies in a wide range of occupations and sectors, across all EU/EEA countries. Where appropriate, you can get in touch directly with the contact person (employer) or through the Public Employment Services Office listed in each vacancy. You can also make contact with one of the European EURES Advisers who will provide more detailed advice on job opportunities, searching for a job in his/her country or may recommend you to potential employers.

Visit www.eures.europa.eu to

  • access over a million job opportunities  throughout  Europe, as well as thousands of registered employers
  • create your CV online and make it available to European employers
  • find details of living and working conditions in all EU/EEA countries
  • check EURES events calendar for upcoming European jobs fairs and other events in all EU/EEA countries.

EXPERIENCE  YOUR EUROPE

Your First EURES Job

"Your first EURES job" is a European Union job mobility scheme to help young people (18-35 years of age) find work and to help employers find workers in Europe.

Under Your first EURES job Scheme, EURES can provide you with the following supports:

  • Help with finding a job in Europe
  • Financial support for travel expenses for a job interview
  • Financial support if you re-locate to start your new job
  • Other financial support measures, i.e. – recognition of qualification, language course, supplementary relocation allowance

For more information on Your First EURES Job in Ireland and how to apply please click here.

Co-Sponsored Placement Programme

Under the Co-sponsored Placement Programme, young Jobseekers, age 18-24, are co- sponsored by EURES Ireland and an Employer to take up a work placement in another European country for up to 12 months.  During the placement the jobseeker will gain on the job experience to improve their future employment prospects.

As part of this programme EURES provides the following supports: travel allowance,
re-location allowance, work placement allowance, induction programme prior to travelling and language training (if required).

For more information and how to apply click here.

Reactivate

‘Reactivate’ is a European Union job mobility scheme to help unemployed people aged 35+ find work in another EU country.

Under ‘Reactivate’ Scheme, EURES can provide you with the following supports:

  • Help with finding a job in Europe
  • Financial support for travel expenses for a job interview
  • Financial support if you re-locate to start your new job (including extra family support if bringing family along)
  • Financial support to cover a cost of a language course
  • Financial support to cover a cost concerned with recognition of qualifications
For more information on ‘Reactivate’ and how to apply please click here
Last modified:07/02/2017