EURES Targeted Mobility Scheme for jobseekers

Targeted Mobility Scheme, previously Your first EURES Job, makes it easier to move and work in EU.

Targeted Mobility Scheme (TMS) Sweden aims to match candidates across EU with employers with hard to fill vacancies, including EURES mobility services and various financial supports.

Target groups are jobseekers aged 18 or older and employers from an EU country, Norway, or Iceland. Duration of TMS Sweden is until May 2022.

How does it work?

To take part in TMS, you must first contact a EURES Adviser or a Public Employment Officer to get mobility support services such as:

  • job search help
  • job matching and contact with potential employers
  • preparation for job interview, taking up a job abroad etc
  • information on labour market and living conditions in EU countries
  • information about TMS Sweden

It is obligatory to receive mobility services from EURES/PES to apply.

Contact TMS Sweden to get information about the scheme and 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.

Eligible work placements

  • Must comply with national labour and social protection laws and ensure adequate protection e.g. social security, health and accident insurance, etc.
  • Must ensure a salary and a written employment.

TMS supports European mobility and sustainable recruitments with fair working conditions, including placements for both jobs and work-based traineeships. Traineeships under TMS should comply with the European Quality Framework for Traineeships (QFT) and be managed by the project partners: Allianssi Youth Exchanges, Better Business international (BBi) and IFOA. Please contact them for information about traineeship opportunities.

Non-eligible work placements

  • Placements with European institutions and bodies and other international policy, economic, social, and scientific organisations as well as supra-national regulatory bodies and their agencies.
  • Applies also to EEA networks, platforms, lobbies, or other similar organisations when their budget resources depend exclusively or mainly on EU funding.
  • Placements 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.
  • Internships and apprenticeships.
  • Placements with a job vacancy not opened to several candidates to apply for, i.e. no transparency.
  • Placements with employment in one country and actual work in another country, so called posted worker.
  • Work-based training offers whose completion is a mandatory requirement to access a profession in specific sectors (e.g. medicine, architecture, law, aircraft industry, etc.).

Job interview allowance

You can apply to receive financial support to travel for a job interview if an employer in another EU country, Norway or Iceland invites you. You can also apply for an interview trip within your country of residence, if it is a recruitment towards a job in another EU country, Norway, or Iceland.

The allowance is a contribution towards travel and accommodation costs depending on the distance (min. 50 km) from EUR 100-350, as well as a daily subsistence allowance to cover meals, local transport, telecommunications, and other sundries. If the actual costs for travelling etc. is substantially lower, then the allowance may be reduced accordingly.

Conditions

  • 18 years or older
  • 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 receive mobility services from EURES/PES
  • must apply for the financial support latest one day before the date of the job interview, cannot apply retroactively
  • job interviewed 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 you will be obliged to reimburse your allowance if you do not travel to the interview, and if you do not have duly motivated and lawful reasons to do so. If that occurs, please inform TMS Sweden immediately.

TMS Sweden will verify all information given and both the EURES adviser involved and the interviewing employer will be contacted during the application process. No financial support can be granted until we have received written answers from both EURES adviser and employer.

Only the actual application form must be sent in advance. Any supplementary documents may be sent later.

See instructions and checklist in the application form below.

Interview allowance application Pdf, 494 kB. (Pdf, 494 kB)

Confirmation of attendance job interview Pdf, 161 kB. (Pdf, 161 kB)

Relocation allowance and family allowance

You can apply for financial support for relocation if you have been offered a job in another EU country, Norway, or Iceland than the one where you are resident.

The allowance is a contribution towards the costs for transport, travel insurance, temporary accommodation during the first stay in the country, meals, and other sundries. To be eligible, you 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 allowance from TMS instead. The support is a flat rate, according to country of destination from EUR 700-1400. It is paid only once.

Family allowance

When you as a candidate apply for a relocation allowance through TMS Sweden, you can also apply for financial support for your spouse and dependent children if they are relocating and settling with you in the country of destination. Please note that your intention to apply for family allowance must be communicated when applying for relocation allowance.

TMS Sweden will request a proof of residency in the new country for all relocating family members. The financial support is a flat rate according to country of destination from EUR 700-1400.

Conditions

  • 18 years or older
  • 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 receive mobility services from EURES/PES
  • 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 you cannot apply after having already moved to the new country of residence
  • receive an initial employment contract for at least 6 months from the company stated on the application form, and you are expected to stay the whole period
  • working hours must be at least 50 percent of a normal working week
  • fair wages and work conditions in accordance with national labour market law and praxis, such as collective agreements or minimum wage
  • receive a salary from the employer and not just a percentage
  • 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 with employment in one country and actual work in another country, so called posted worker.

Please note that you will be obliged to reimburse the received allowance if you do not start your new job or if you leave your job before 6 months. This is in case you do not have duly motivated and lawful reasons to do so. If that happens, please inform TMS Sweden immediately.

TMS Sweden will verify all information given and both the EURES adviser involved and recruiting employer will be contacted during the application process. No financial support can be granted until we have received written answers from both EURES adviser and employer.

See instructions and checklist in the application form below.

Only the actual application form must be sent in advance. Any supplementary documents may be sent later.

Relocation allowance expenses Pdf, 477 kB. (Pdf, 477 kB)

Family allowance application Pdf, 373 kB. (Pdf, 373 kB)

Language course allowance

Recruited or pre-selected

If you are recruited or pre-selected for a job in another EU country, Norway, or Iceland, you may be eligible to apply for financial support if you have a need to attend a shorter language course to facilitate the job in the new country. Please note that TMS Sweden must receive a written motivation from the employer on the need of attending a language course related to the recruitment or pre-selection process.

Not yet pre-selected

If you are not yet pre-selected for a job, you need to have a strong motivation and good chances of finding a job within sectors of hard to fill vacancies, receive help from EURES to find a job and be able and ready to take up a job in a near future. Please note that TMS Sweden must receive a written motivation from the EURES adviser involved with the job search in another EU country on the need of attending a language course.

Language course:

  • may take place in your country of residence before your relocation
  • may take place in your country of destination, but must start within 6 weeks of your job start/relocation
  • must be short and intensive, max 8-12 weeks
  • must offer good learning to reasonable costs, i.e., provide good value.

The financial support consists of reimbursement of actual declared costs up to max. EUR 2 000 per jobseeker. Expensive course costs must be duly motivated. Reimbursement after completion of the course and presentation of documentary evidence such as course certificate, invoice(s) and receipt(s).

An advance payment of 50 percent of the total amount may in some cases be claimed. The balance will be paid after completion of the course and after presentation of documentary evidence such as course certificate, invoice, and proof of payment. If the course is not completed, you will have to reimburse any advance payment.

Please note that TMS Sweden needs to authorize the application before the start of the course. You may be requested to find another language course provider if the language course offer sent is not validated by TMS Sweden.

The language course application must be sent well ahead, at least 2 weeks before the start of the language course.

Only the actual application form must be sent in advance. Any supplementary documents may be sent later.

See instructions and checklist in the application form below.

Language course allowance application Pdf, 360 kB. (Pdf, 360 kB)

Recognition of qualification allowance

If you are recruited, pre-selected or have good chances of finding a job in another EU country, Norway or Iceland and you have a need to have academic and/or professional qualifications recognised in the new country of work, you may qualify for financial support towards the costs incurred.

Eligibility:

  • An official recognition process must have been initiated to apply.
  • It is not possible to claim reimbursement for certified copies and/or translations if there is no official recognition process.

A recognition process means that you have submitted an official request to request the recognition of your academic and/or professional qualifications to the competent clarification body/ authority in the new country of work. This to perform your duties and be in conformity with legal requirements of the country of destination.

Payment of financial support may be claimed, flat rate of max EUR 400, after submission of the recognition request to the competent clarification body in the new country of work.

Only the actual application form must be sent in advance. Any supplementary documents may be sent later.

See instructions and checklist in the application form below.

Recognition allowance application Pdf, 378 kB. (Pdf, 378 kB)

Supplementary trip allowance

This allowance can help you cope with extraordinary expenditures when travelling/moving to another EU country, Norway, or Iceland.

Reimbursement of declared costs up to max EUR 500.

Conditions

  • already granted an interview and/or a relocation allowance through TMS Sweden, and the costs of travelling to the new country exceeds the allowance already granted
  • you have special needs:
    • disabilities
    • you come from a disadvantaged social/economic/educational background and you are facing temporary economic difficulties
    • significant geographical distance between your country of residence and your country of destination

The supplementary trip allowance could for instance cover:

  • the transportation of a wheelchair or a guide-dog,
  • the travel cost of accompaniment or other duly justified need.
  • You could also be 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.

Only the actual application form must be sent in advance. Any supplementary documents may be sent later.

See instructions and checklist in the application form below.

Supplementary trip allowance application Pdf, 326 kB. (Pdf, 326 kB)

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