Reactivate and relocate

Please note that the Reactivate Sweden project is closed, it ended on the 19th of October 2018. It is no longer possible to apply for support through this project.

Reactivate and relocate makes it easier to move and work, and to recruit persons 35+ in Europe.

What is Reactivate and relocate?

Arbetsförmedlingen, the Swedish Public Employment Service, is managing the EU mobility project Reactivate and relocate.

Reactivate is a project open to jobseekers, in particular unemployed persons, aged 35+ and to employers with recruitment needs (focus on SMEs) from all EU countries. It aims to match employers with hard to fill vacancies with skilled candidates across Europe.

The Swedish Reactivate project only supports jobs. However, traineeships and apprenticeships may be covered by other Reactivate projects managed by employment services in Italy and France. Please find more information on the EURES portal.

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Reactivate mobility scheme

The video, from the European Commission, features different examples of how you can benefit from Reactivate and relocate and how it works.

Contact and project partners

Project partners

Arbetsförmedlingen Sweden is the lead partner in a Consortium of project partners:

  • Denmark (WIDK)
  • Ireland (DSP)
  • Portugal (IEFP)
  • Slovenia (ESS)
  • Spain (SEPE)

Other countries and organizations taking part are:

  • Finland (TEM)
  • Luxembourg (ADEM)
  • Romania (ANOFM)
  • the Azores and Madeira (IEFP)
  • Naturvetarna (Swedish Association of Professional Scientists)
  • Tillväxtverket (Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth)
  • Work-Live-Stay Southern Denmark

Contact the project

Arbetsförmedlingen Sweden is the lead partner in a Consortium of project partners:

Denmark (WIDK)

Ireland (DSP)

Portugal (IEFP)

Slovenia (ESS)

Spain (SEPE)

Sweden

Information for jobseekers

Reactivate aims to match skilled candidates across Europe with employers with hard to fill vacancies.

How does it work?

Jobseekers, in particular unemployed persons, interested to take part in Reactivate must contact a EURES Adviser/staff or a Public Employment Service Officer to receive mobility support services. The mobility service package may include: matching to a suitable job, employer contact and preparation before taking up a job abroad. It is obligatory to receive mobility services from EURES/PES in order to apply for the project.

Jobseekers may contact any of the project partners to get information about the project, current job opportunities, application forms etc. All applications to take part in Reactivate must be managed and sent in by EURES staff/the Public Employment Services.

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 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 sales and telemarketing, businesses with high turnover or with one or more days of unpaid trial work/training before employment or which offers only commission with no fixed wages.

Jobseekers taking part in the project through a mobility service package may also apply for financial support for: one job interview, support to get settled in the new country of work, extra family support if bringing family along, support to start a language course and for recognition of qualifications.

To be eligible for the project jobseekers have to be:

  • aged 35+
  • citizen of an EU country
  • resident in an EU country and apply for a job in an EU country other than their country of residence.

Please note that the processing time for applications is currently 4-6 weeks.

Last day to apply has been extended to 1st of October 2018. Please note that interview/new job has to start latest by mid-October, before end of project which is 19th of October.

Job interview support

Jobseekers given a mobility service package from EURES staff and/or the Public Employment Services may apply to receive financial support for attending one job interview. The interview can take place in another EU country or within the country of residence, but must be connected to a recruitment towards a job in another EU country.

Funding is a contribution towards travel and accommodation costs depending on the distance (from EUR 100 up to EUR 350) as well as a flat rate to cover meals, local transport, telecommunications and all other sundries. However, if the actual costs for travelling etc. is substantially lower than the flat rate amount then the support may be reduced accordingly.

Applications must be managed and sent in by EURES staff and/or the Public Employment Services.

Conditions

  • jobseeker aged 35+
  • citizen of an EU country
  • resident in an EU country and apply for a job in an EU country other than their country of residence.
  • applications must be sent at the latest one day before the date of the job interview, no retroactive applications
  • 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
  • not receive paid travel nor accommodation costs, meals, local transport nor all other sundries from the employer, other project or authority.

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

How to apply

  • see detailed instructions and checklist on how to apply in the application form below
  • it is obligatory to send in the Confirmation of attendance form where the employer confirms the attendance, no later than 4 weeks after the interview.

The project verifies all information given by jobseekers and employers.

Please note that the processing time for applications is currently 4-6 weeks.

Last day to apply has been extended to 1st of October 2018. Please note that interview/new job has to start latest by mid-October, before end of project which is 19th of October.

When at job has been offered - Relocation support

Jobseekers given a mobility service package from EURES and/or the Public Employment Services may apply for financial support for relocation before moving to another EU country.

Funding is a contribution towards the costs of transport, travel insurance, temporary accommodation during the first stay in the country, meals and all other sundries. To be eligible to apply jobseekers cannot 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 Reactivate instead. The support is a flat rate according to the country of destination, from EUR 700-1400.

Family support: Jobseekers that will bring their family along when relocating to their new country of work may apply for an extra financial support for families, i.e. spouse, children. The support is EUR 350/spouse/child up to max. EUR 1000/family.

Applications must be managed and sent in by EURES and/or the Public Employment Services.

Conditions

  • jobseeker aged 35+
  • citizen of an EU country
  • resident in an EU country and apply for a job in an EU country other than their country of residence.
  • application must be sent at the latest one daybefore the jobseeker leaves country of residence and before starting date of the new job
  • application cannot be sent after the jobseekers has moved to the new country, no retroactive applications
  • job applied for must have a duration of at least 6 months and jobseeker is 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
  • no double payment, i.e. no paid travel nor temporary accommodation during your first stay from the employer, other project or authority.
  • not eligible with employment in one country and actual work in another country, so called posted worker

Please note that jobseekers will be obliged to reimburse the support if they do not start the new job or if they leave the job before 6 months, if they do not have duly motivated and lawful reasons to do so. If that occurs, please inform us immediately.

How to apply

  • see detailed instructions and checklist on how to apply in the application form below

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

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

Please note that the processing time for applications is currently 4-6 weeks.

Last day to apply has been extended to 1st of October 2018. Please note that interview/new job has to start latest by mid-October, before end of project which is 19th of October.

Other support measures

Jobseekers may also be entitled to receive additional financial support to cope with costs required to move and work in another EU country as specified hereunder. A precondition is that the employer, other project or authority do not already pay for these costs.

Please note that the processing time for applications is currently 4-6 weeks.

Recognition of qualifications

A jobseeker who finds a job, is pre-selected or has good chances of finding a job in another EU country and based on a need to have academic and/or professional qualifications recognized in the new country of work, 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. Payment of financial support may be claimed, flat rate of max EUR 400, after submission of the recognition request to the competent clarification body.

Applications must be managed and sent in by EURES and/or the Public Employment Services.

See detailed instructions and checklist on how to apply in the application form below.

Please note that the processing time for applications is currently 4-6 weeks.

Last day to apply has been extended to 1st of October 2018. Please note that interview/new job has to start latest by mid-October, before end of project which is 19th of October.

Language course

A jobseeker who finds a job, is pre-selected or has good chances of finding a job in another EU country and has a need to attend a shorter language course in order to facilitate the new work in the new country, may be eligible to apply for financial support. Please note that the project needs to authorize the application before the start of the course.

The financial support consists of a reimbursement of actual declared costs, up to max. EUR 800, after completion of the course and presentation of documentary evidence such as course certificate, invoice(s) and receipt(s).

An advance of 50% of the total amount may be claimed in some cases. The remaining 50% will then be paid after completion of the course and presentation of documentary evidence such as course certificate, invoice and proof of payment. If the course is not completed, advance payments will have to be reimbursed to the project by the jobseeker.

The application should be sent at least 4 weeks before the start of the language course.

Please note that it is no longer possible to apply for a language course, as the course should have been finished by the 31st of August 2018.

 

Information for employers

Reactivate aims to match employers with hard to fill vacancies with skilled candidates across Europe.

How does it work?

Employers with recruitment needs, focus on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), must contact a EURES Adviser/staff or a Public Employment Service Officer and establish a recruitment cooperation in order to take part. An employer may receive a mobility service package containing: recruitment services i.e. help to publish vacancies on the EURES portal, matching of suitable candidates from abroad, as well as information on what to think about before employing from abroad.

If a recruitment cooperation is established with EURES/Public Employment Service, SMEs may apply for financial support if they offer an integration programme to their newly employed person(s) aged 35+ and relocating from another EU country. The financial support for integration programme 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 varying according to the type of integration programme, the number of participants and the country where the company is located.

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

All applications to take part in Reactivate shall be managed and sent in by EURES/the Public Employment Service.

To be eligible for financial support, employers need to be:

  • small or medium sized (maximum 250 employees)
  • legally registered in an EU country

Conditions

  • offer employment to a person 35+ and relocating from another EU country for a minimum of six months
  • offer wages and work conditions in accordance with national labour market law and praxis, such as collective agreements or minimum wage.
  • working hours at least 50 percent of a normal working week
  • not offer work in one country and thereafter send the employee to work in another country, so called posted worker
  • Integration programme must start during the first initial three weeks of work

How to apply

  • see detailed instructions and checklist on how to apply in the application form below

Applications must be managed and sent in by EURES and/or the Public Employment Services.

Application must be sent at the latest one day before the start of the employment.

Please note that the processing time for applications is currently 4-6 weeks.

Last day to apply has been extended to 1st of October 2018. Please note that interview/new job has to start latest by mid-October, before end of project which is 19th of October.

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

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