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EURES — the EU’s job mobility portal

EURES — European Employment Services — is a cooperation network designed to find job opportunities and facilitate the free movement of workers in the EEA countries (EU countries, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) and Switzerland.

ACT

2003/8/EC: Commission Decision of 23 December 2002 implementing Council Regulation (EEC) No 1612/68 as regards the clearance of vacancies and applications for employment

SUMMARY

EURES — European Employment Services — is a cooperation network designed to find job opportunities and facilitate the free movement of workers in the EEA countries (EU countries, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) and Switzerland.

Partners in the network include public employment services, trade union and employers’ organisations. The network is coordinated by the European Commission.

WHAT IS THE AIM OF EURES?

The main objectives of EURES are to:

inform, direct and provide advices to potentially mobile workers on job opportunities as well as living and working conditions in the EEA;

assist employers wishing to recruit workers from other countries;

provide advice and assistance to workers and employers in cross-border regions.

KEY POINTS

Improve the EU labour market

For the benefit of jobseekers, workers and employers, EURES promotes:

the development of a European Union (EU) labour market open and accessible for all;

the placement at the transnational, interregional and cross-border level through the exchange of vacancies and applications for employment;

information exchange on job opportunities, acquisition of skills and on traineeships, apprenticeships and, where appropriate, on placement of trainees and apprentices;

information on young workers mobility.

EURES members andpartners

The joint resources of the EURES member and partner organisations provide a solid basis to offer high quality services for both workers and employers.

The EURES members and partners are:

national and local employment services;

employment services responsible for the cross-border regions;

other specialised employment services notified to the Commission;

social partners’ organisations designated by the members;

other organisations of social and related interests.

Activities

creation of placement services for jobseekers, matching services for workers and employers, and support services for employers wishing to recruit staff in another EU country with the help of EURES Internet services;

diffusion of up-to-date information on living and working conditions and trends on the labour market;

cooperation actions between members and partners;

surveillance and evaluation of obstacles to mobility, including differences in legislation and administrative procedures.

To help find job opportunities in other EU countries, a EURES job vacancy database is updated daily and available on the EURES portal in the 26 languages of the EU/EEA.

For further information, see the European Job Mobility Portal - EURES.

REFERENCES

Act

Entry into force

Deadline for transposition in the Member States

Official Journal

Decision 2003/8/EC

1.3.2003

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OJ L 5, 10.1.2003, pp. 16-19

RELATED ACTS

Regulation (EU) No 492/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2011 on freedom of movement for workers within the Union (OJ L 141, 27.5.2011, pp. 1-12)

2012/733/EU: Commission Implementing Decision of 26 November 2012 implementing Regulation (EU) No 492/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the clearance of vacancies and applications for employment and the re-establishment of EURES (OJ L 328, 28.11.2012, pp. 21-26)

last update 31.08.2015

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