Your first EURES job — Targeted Mobility Scheme

Please note that last day to apply for support through this project is the 15th of December 2018. This due to the fact that the project will end in January 2019.

Your first EURES job makes it easier to move and work and to recruit young people in Europe.

What is 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 of project partners.

Your first EURES job (YfEj) is an EU mobility project that aims to match employers with hard to fill vacancies with skilled candidates across Europe. It is open to jobseekers aged 18-35 and to employers from an EU country, Norway or Iceland. It is managed in Sweden by the Swedish Public Employment Service, Arbetsförmedlingen. Duration of project is until end of January 2019.

The Swedish Your first EURES job project mainly supports jobs, but through the project partner the Azores (IEFP) a small number of traineeships may also be included. Those traineeships must have their geographical placement in the Azores, other geographical placements will currently not be accepted.

Internships, traineeships and apprenticeships may be covered by other Your first EURES job projects in Italy, France or Germany.

For more information about other Your first EURES job projects, please refer to the Commission website.

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Contact and project partners

Project partners

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

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

Other countries and 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)

Information for jobseekers

Your first EURES job aims to match skilled candidates across Europe with employers with hard to fill vacancies.

How does it work?

Jobseekers interested to take part in Your first EURES job must contact a EURES Adviser/assistant or a Public Employment Officer to get mobility support services. 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 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 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. It 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.

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

Go for a job interview

Jobseekers can apply for financial support for one job interview in another EU country, Norway or Iceland if they are invited by an employer. They can also apply for a paid interview trip within their country of residence if it is a recruitment towards a job in another EU country, Norway or Iceland.

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.

It is obligatory to receive mobility services from 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 at the latest one day 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
  • 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 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 occurs, please inform the project 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.

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

Please note that last day to apply for support through this project is the 15th of December 2018. This due to the fact that the project will end in January 2019.

The project verifies all information given by jobseekers and employers.

Application for travelling expenses for job interview

Confirmation of attendance job interview

When a job has been offered - Relocation support

Jobseekers can apply for financial support for relocation before moving to another EU country, Norway or Iceland to start a new job.

It is obligatory to receive mobility services from EURES/PES in order to apply for the project.

The financial support is a contribution towards the costs for 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 Your first EURES job instead. The support is a flat rate according to the country of destination from EUR 700-1400.

The project supports European mobility and sustainable recruitments with fair working conditions. It 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.

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 at the latest one day before leaving the country of residence and before the starting date of the new job
  • financial support cannot be paid retroactively and one cannot apply after having already moved to the new country of residence
  • job applied for must have a duration of at least 6 months and one 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
  • not receive paid travel nor temporary accommodation during the first stay from the employer, other project or authority.
  • not apply for or accept a job which entails employment in one country and actual work in another country, so called posted worker

Please note that jobseekers will be obliged to reimburse the whole amount if they do not start their new job or if they leave their 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 of work. We cannot grant any financial support until we have received the Confirmation of employment from the employer.

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

Please note that last day to apply for support through this project is the 15th of December 2018. This due to the fact that the project will end in January 2019.

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

Application for financial support for relocation expenses

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, Norway or Iceland, as specified hereunder. A precondition is that the employer, other project or authority do not already pay for these costs.

Your first EURES job makes an individual assessment based on each application.

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, Norway or Iceland and has 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.

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

Please note that last day to apply for support through this project is the 15th of December 2018. This due to the fact that the project will end in January 2019.

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

Language course

A jobseeker who finds a job, is pre-selected or has good chances of finding a job in another EU country, Norway or Iceland 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 2 000, 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 balance 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.

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.

Please note that last day to apply for support through this project is the 15th of December 2018. This due to the fact that the project will end in January 2019.

Application for attendance and reimbursement of a language course

Supplementary trip allowance

If a jobseeker has been offered an interview or a job in another EU country with the support of this project and has special needs for different reasons, then the jobseeker may qualify for a supplementary trip allowance. The allowance should help jobseekers to cope with extraordinary expenditures when moving to another EU country. Reimbursement of declared costs up to max. EUR 500.

The jobseeker may have special needs, i.e. disabilities and/or come from a disadvantaged social/economic/educational 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 the applicant is 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.

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.

Please note that last day to apply for support through this project is the 15th of December 2018. This due to the fact that the project will end in January 2019.

Application for supplementary trip allowance

Information for employers

Your first EURES job 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/assistant or a Public Employment Officer and establish a recruitment cooperation 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 recruitment cooperation is established with EURES/Public Employment Services, SMEs may apply for financial support if they offer an integration programme to their newly employed person(s) aged 18-35 relocating from another EU country, Norway or Iceland. 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 type of integration programme, number of participants and country where the company is located.

Your first EURES job supports European mobility and sustainable recruitments with fair working conditions. It 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.

Conditions for financial support

  • small or medium sized enterprises/organisations 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, relocating to the country 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
  • the 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

The application must be sent to Your first EURES job at the latest one day before the start of the employment.

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.

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

Please note that last day to apply for support through this project is the 15th of December 2018. This due to the fact that the project will end in January 2019.

Application for financial support for integration programme

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