EURES, the European Employment Services Network, set up in 1993, has been established by the European Commission to facilitate the free movement of workers within the European Union (EU)/ European Economic Area (EEA) countries. The network is composed of: the European Coordination Office (ECO), the National Coordination Offices (NCOs), EURES Partners and the Associated EURES Partners.
The purpose of EURES is to provide information, advice and recruitment/placement (job-matching) services for the benefit of workers and employers as well as any citizen wishing to benefit from the principle of the free movement of persons.
EURES services to jobseekers and employers include:
- Matching of job vacancies and CVs on the EURES portal
- Information and guidance and other support services for workers and employers
- Access to information on living and working conditions in the EU member states, such as taxation, pensions, health insurance and social security
- Specific support services for frontier workers and employers in cross-border regions
- Support to specific groups in the context of EURES targeted job mobility schemes, such as Your first EURES job and Reactivate
- Promotion of youth opportunities via Drop'pin@EURES, the place where companies and organisations can promote and showcase their youth opportunities designed to help young Europeans take their first steps into the labour market
- Support to dynamic recruitment events through the European (Online) Job Days platform
- Information on and access to post-recruitment assistance, such as language training and support with integration in the destination country