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Eures: Your Guide to Working in Europe

This European Employment Service can help you get a job in the EU


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What is it?

EURES stands for European Employment Services, and is called “the European Job Mobility Portal.” Basically, EURES is a website that matches up employers and jobseekers from all 28 EU countries, plus Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, and Lichtenstein. They provide advice, information, and recruitment for people looking for jobs as well as people looking for workers.

How do you use it?

  • You can use EURES to search for jobs and apprenticeships with a variety of keywords: by level of experience, by country, whether you want full-time or part-time, etc.
  • The portal will give you job descriptions as well as contact information, in many cases, and you can start applying right away.
  • EURES also has hints and tips for finding jobs, both abroad and at home, and covers everything from the interview process to actually moving abroad if you get the job.
  • You can also create a free account. With an account, you can personalize what type of jobs you’re looking for, upload a CV to keep on-file, and manage your communications with potential employers.
  • There’s also a section to look for learning opportunities, if you want to further your education in your field of study. This section includes opportunities to participate in programmes that will help you gain experience.
  • Finally, the project “your first EURES job” is aimed at jobseekers aged 18-25 and willing to move to another country for work or training. The project provides financial assistance for traveling for interviews, any training (like language courses), and even helps with your move. For more information on this, here’s the link.

EURES is a great resource, especially if you want to see more of the world, or just need help finding someplace to work. It has a massive network of employers just waiting to hire you, and will provide you with help and support along the way.

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Published March 31st, 2016
Last updated November 29th, 2016
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MEPs in Dublin Constituency


Lynn Boylan

01 873 6554

lynn.boylan@ep.europa.eu

@LNBDublin

58 Parnell Square, Dublin 1.

Nessa Childers

01 296 2263

nessa.childers@ep.europa.eu

@ChildersMEP

11 Glenard Hall, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14

Brian Hayes

01 209 6548

brian.hayes@ep.europa.eu

@brianhayesMEP

6 Main Street, Donnybrook, Dublin 4


MEPs in Midlands North West Constituency


Matt Carthy

042 967 4001

matt.carthy@ep.europa.eu

@mattcarthy

10 Monaghan Street, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan

094 962 2710

lukeming.flanagan@ep.europa.eu

@lukeming

Priory House, Barrack Street, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon

Marian Harkin

071 914 5890

marian.harkin@ep.europa.eu

@MarianHarkin

28 Emmet Place, Union Street, Sligo

Mairead McGuinness

041 685 4633

mairead.mcguinness@europarl.europa.eu

@MaireadMcGMEP

Mentrim, Drumconrath, Navan, Co. Meath


MEPs in South Constituency


Deirdre Clune

1890 989 533

deirdre.clune@ep.europa.eu

@DeirdreCluneMEP

74 South Mall, Cork

Seán Kelly

085 125 5263

sean.kelly@ep.europa.eu

@SeanKellyMEP

European Parliament, ASP 08F353, rue Wiertz 60, B-1047 Brussels.

Liadh Ni Riada

01 872 6100

liadh.niriada@ep.europa.eu

@LiadhNiRiadaMEP

20 Commons Road, Blackpool, Cork

Brian Crowley

021 489 6433

brian.crowley@ep.europa.eu

Maryborough Lodge, Maryborough Hill, Douglas, Cork

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