In this section, we present EURES network in pills
to remind you of the main items and to let you better understand how you and your organisation could start promoting it to your organisation’s members.
EURES network operates in all EU and EFTA Member States with the objective of supporting mobility of workers in the European labour market.
EURES network comprises public employment services of EU and EFTA member states and other approved organisations operating in the area of employment, at the local, regional, national and EU levels.
EURES network provides services in the area of EU wide job placement and provides information on conditions of living and working in EU and EFTA member states.
EURES network services are publicly available and targeted at job seekers, interested in travelling to another Member State to take up employment, and at employers wishing to recruit workers from other EU or EFTA member states.
EURES network services for the unemployed and and jobseekers are free of charge instead for employers provided by operators other than public institutions may be subject to a fee.
Support services under the EURES network may only be provided by authorised entities, i.e. public employment services (labour offices) and designated (accredited) organisations in a given EU or EFTA member states, meeting relevant criteria. These entities hold the status of the so-called “EURES members” or “EURES partners” – depending on the scope of their participation in the network – and they provide their services through designated staff – primarily EURES advisers and assistants.
EURES network is supported by IT tools facilitating matching job offers and candidates for work in EU and EFTA member states.
Glossary in pills
The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is the intergovernmental organisation of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. It was set up in 1960 by its then seven Member States for the promotion of free trade and economic integration between its members.
Some jobs offered by Eures
Below an infographic showing some examples of jobs offered through the EURES platform: a wide range of occupations including also permanent and seasonal opportunities.