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Your first EURES job - Targeted
Mobility Scheme

Makes it easier to move and work and to recruit young people in Europe.

See the film from European Commission that explains Your first EURES job.

What is Your first EURES job?

It is an EU mobility project that aims to match employers with hard to fill vacancies with skilled candidates across Europe. Your first EURES job is open to jobseekers aged 18-35 and to employers (focus on SMEs) from an EU country, Norway or Iceland.

It mainly supports jobs, but through the project partner the Azores (IEFP) a small number of traineeships may also be included. Apprenticeships are not included. Duration of project is until end of January 2019.


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About Your first EURES job

Arbetsförmedlingen (the Swedish Public Employment Service) is managing the EU project Your first EURES job – Targeted Mobility Scheme. Arbetsförmedlingen is the lead partner in a Consortium with project partners.

Arbetsförmedlingen is the lead partner in a Consortium with project partners:

  • Denmark (JKU)
  • Ireland (DSP)
  • Portugal (IEFP)
  • Slovenia (ESS)
  • Azores (IEFP)

Other organizations taking part are:

  • Finland (TEM)
  • Luxembourg (ADEM)
  • Norway (NAV)
  • Spain (SEPE)
  • Naturvetarna (Swedish Association of Professional Scientists)
  • Tillväxtverket (Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth)
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Information for jobseekers


Your first EURES job aims to match employers with hard to fill vacancies with skilled candidates across Europe. Jobseekers interested to take part in Your first EURES job must contact a EURES Adviser/assistant or a Public Employment Officer to get support. A jobseeker may receive mobility services including matching to jobs abroad, contact with employers with recruitment needs and information on how to prepare before taking up a job abroad. It is obligatory to have contact with EURES/PES in order to apply for the project.

Jobseekers may contact any of the project partners to get information about the project and about current job opportunities. For additional job matching/information please contact your local EURES Adviser. Jobs can also be found through the EURES portal where available jobs from all EU countries, Norway and Iceland are published. If you add your CV to the portal, registered employers can find your specific competence.

The project supports European mobility and sustainable recruitments with fair working conditions. The project cannot support employment within businesses with high turnover, such as sales and telemarketing, or with one or more days of unpaid trial work/training before employment or which offers only commission with no fixed wages.

Please note that the processing time regarding applications is around 2-4 weeks.


Jobseekers can apply for financial support for a job interview in another EU country, Norway or Iceland if they are invited by an employer. They can also get a paid interview trip within your country of residence if it is recruitment towards a job in another EU country, Norway or Iceland. The support is EUR 100-350 according to distance.

It is obligatory to have contact with EURES/PES in order to apply for the project.

Conditions

  • aged 18-35
  • citizen of an EU country, Norway or Iceland
  • resident in an EU country, Norway or Iceland and apply for a job in another EU country, Norway or Iceland
  • must apply for the financial support before the date of the job interview, cannot apply retroactively
  • job applied for must have a duration of at least 6 months
  • working hours must be at least 50 percent of a normal working week
  • do not receive paid travel from the employer, other project or authority.  

Please note that jobseekers will be obliged to reimburse the whole amount if they do not travel to the interview, and if they do not have duly motivated and lawful reasons to do so. If that happens, please inform us immediately.

How to apply

  • fill in the application, print and sign it 
  • attach a document from the employer confirming the invitation to the job interview
  • attach a copy of: your passport, travel documents/bookings, qualification/diploma or CV, job vacancy, account statement that shows that you are the holder of the bank account
  • scan and send it by e-mail
  • after attending the interview send us the Confirmation of attendance form where the employer confirms your attendance.

The application must be sent to Your first EURES job latest the day before the interview takes place. The project verifies all information given by jobseekers and employers.

Application for travelling expenses for job interview

Confirmation of attendance job interview


Jobseekers can apply for financial support when relocating to another EU country, Norway or Iceland to start a new job.

It is obligatory to have contact with EURES/PES in order to apply for the project.

The support covers costs towards travel and temporary accommodation during the first stay in the country. Jobseekers must not receive the same kind of support from the employer. But it is possible to choose not to accept support from the employer and apply for support from Your first EURES job instead. The support is a flat rate according to country of destination.

Conditions

  • aged 18-35
  • citizen of an EU country, Norway or Iceland
  • resident in an EU country, Norway or Iceland and apply for a job in another EU country, Norway or Iceland
  • must apply for financial support before you leave your country and before the starting date of the new job
  • financial support cannot be paid retroactively and you cannot apply after you have moved to your new country
  • job applied for must have a duration of at least 6 months and you are expected to stay the whole period
  • working hours must be at least 50 percent of a normal working week  
  • wages and work conditions must be in accordance with national labour market law and praxis, such as collective agreements or minimum wage
  • do not receive paid travel nor temporary accommodation during your first stay from the employer, other project or authority.  
  • do not apply for or accept a job which entails that employment in one country and actual work in another country, so called posted worker

Please note that you will be obliged to reimburse the whole amount if you do not start your new job or if you leave your job before 6 months, if you do not have duly motivated and lawful reasons to do so. If that happens, please inform us immediately.

How to apply

  • fill in the application, print and sign it
  • attach a copy of: your passport, travel documents/bookings, qualification/diploma or CV, job vacancy, account statement that shows that you are the holder of the bank account
  • scan and send it by e-mail

The project will ask your employer to send in a Confirmation of employment, no later than 4 weeks after your first day at work. We cannot grant any financial support until we have received the Confirmation of employment from your employer.

The application must be sent to Your first EURES job latest the day before the work starts. The project will verify all information given by jobseekers and employers.

Application for financial support for relocation expenses

Confirmation of employment


You may also be entitled to receive additional financial support to cope with costs required to move and work in another EU country, Norway or Iceland, as specified hereunder. A precondition is that your employer, other project or authority do not already pay for these costs. Always attach a copy of your passport. Your first EURES job makes an individual assessment based on your application.

Recognition of qualifications

If you have got a job, been pre-selected or have good chances of finding a job in another EU country, Norway or Iceland and based on a need to have your academic and/or professional qualifications recognized in your new country of work, you may qualify for financial support towards the costs incurred. The costs incurred with the recognition of qualifications may include: certified copies and/or translations, administrative proceedings, supervised practices (or trainings) and/or aptitude tests. You may claim payment of financial support, fixed rate of EUR 400, after submission of the recognition request to the competent clarification body.

Application for reimbursement of costs with recognition of academic and/or professional qualifications

Language course

If you have got a job been pre-selected or have good chances of finding a job in another EU country, Norway or Iceland, and have a need to attend a shorter language course in order to facilitate your work, you may be eligible to apply for support. Please note that the project needs to approve your application before you start your course. Payment of financial support of 50 % of the actual costs may be claimed after approval before start of course, and with 50% of the costs after successful completion of the course, and after documentary evidence such as course certificate. Reimbursement of actual declared costs up to max. EUR 2000.

Application for attendance and reimbursement of a language course

Supplementary trip allowance

If you experience extraordinary travel costs you may qualify for a supplementary trip allowance covering cost for interview trips and/or relocation trips. Reimbursement of declared costs up to max. EUR 500.

You may have special needs, i.e. disabilities and/or come from a disadvantaged social/economic background or be facing temporary economic difficulties. The supplementary trip allowance could cover transportation of a wheelchair or a guide-dog, the travel cost of accompaniment or other duly justified need. It could also be the case that you are travelling from the outermost regions/peripheral regions of Europe and experience extraordinary costs immediately before and/or after moving to another EU country, Norway or Iceland.

Application for supplementary trip allowance

Subsistence allowance for trainees

If you have been offered a traineeship through this project with a duration of 3-6 months in another EU country, Norway or Iceland, and will receive a low wage/remuneration from the employer, i.e. below minimum wage etc. You may then qualify for an allowance in order to top up your wages up to min. wage, of up to EUR 600/month for a max. period of 6 months.

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Information for employers


Your first EURES job aims to match employers with hard to fill vacancies with skilled candidates across Europe. Employers with recruitment needs, focus on SMEs, must contact a EURES Adviser/assistant or a Public Employment Officer in order to take part. An employer may receive mobility services containing recruitment services i.e. help to publish vacancies on the EURES portal and on job portals in other countries, matching of suitable candidates from abroad, as well as information on what to think about before employing from abroad.

If a cooperation is established with EURES/Public Employment Services regarding recruitment, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) may apply for financial support if they offer an integration programme to a newly employed person(s) aged 18-35 from another EU country, Norway or Iceland. (Integration programme must start during the first initial three weeks of work.) The financial support can cover some of the costs for: on-the-job training, language training and administrative support etc. helping the new employee to get settled. The financial support is a flat rate depending on country of work placement.

Your first EURES job supports European mobility and sustainable recruitments with fair working conditions. It cannot support employment within businesses with high turnover, such as sales and telemarketing, or with one or more days of unpaid trial work/training before employment or which offers only commission with no fixed wages.

Please note that the processing time regarding applications is around 2-4 weeks.

Conditions for financial support

  • small or medium sized company/organisation with a maximum of 250 employees
  • legally registered in an EU country, Norway or Iceland
  • offer employment to a person aged 18-35, citizen and resident of an EU country, Norway or Iceland but not resident where the job is located
  • offer employment for a minimum of six months
  • offer fair wages and work conditions in accordance with national labour market law and praxis, such as collective agreements or minimum wage
  • working hours must be at least 50 percent of a normal working week
  • not offer work in one country and thereafter send out the employee to work in another country, so called posted worker

  • fill in, print and sign the application form
  • attach proof of registration to ensure your legal establishment as an employer in country of employment,  statement that shows that your company is the holder of the bank account and copy of passport of the person/s you employ and their employment contracts
  • scan and send it by e-mail

The application must be sent to Your first EURES job latest the day before the start of the employment. After our approval we will send you a Payment request to be submitted. It is obligatory to have an established cooperation/contact with EURES/Public Employment Services in order to apply for the project.

The project will verify all information given by jobseekers and employers.

Application for financial support for integration programme