Targeted Mobility Scheme - Your first EURES job

Targeted Mobility Scheme - Your first EURES job make it easier to move, work and to recruit in Europe.

About the schemes

Targeted Mobility Scheme (TMS) / Your first EURES job (YfEj) are EU mobility schemes with the aim to match employers with hard to fill vacancies with skilled candidates across Europe. Target groups are jobseekers aged 18 or older and employers from an EU country, Norway or Iceland. Duration is until end of November 2021.

TMS/YfEj supports jobs and work-based traineeships. Number of traineeships are limited and managed by the partner organisations: Allianssi Youth Exchanges, Better Business international (BBi), Företagsutveckling, Hesore Consulting, IFOA and the Azores.

Arbetsförmedlingen (the Swedish Public Employment Service) is managing TMS/YfEj as the lead with several European partners.

Please refer to the European Commission for further information on other TMS/YfEj managed by Public Employment agencies in Italy and Germany.

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Contact and partners

If you are resident in any of the partner countries below, please note that your application must be managed and sent in by EURES/Public Employment Service in that country.

Partners

  • The Employment Service of Slovenia, Zavod Republike Slovenije za zaposlovanje, (ESS)
    Slovenia
    Website

  • The Portuguese Public Employment Service, Instituto do Emprego e Formação Profissional (IEFP)
    Portugal
    Website

  • The Azores Region, Direção Regional do Emprego e Qualificação Profissional (IEFP)
    Azores
    Website

  • The Department of Social Protection (DEASP) Ireland
    Ireland
    Website

  • Jobcenter København (JKU), Public Employment Service Denmark
    Denmark
    Website

  • WorkinDenmark West (WIDK), Public Employment Service Denmark
    WorkinginDenmark
    Website

  • Public Employment Service of Spain, Servicio Publico de Empleo Estatal (SEPE)
    Spain
    Website

  • Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund, Eesti Töötukassa (EUIF)
    Estonia
    Website

  • Employee Insurance Agency, Uitvoeringsinstituut Werknemersverzekeringen (UWV), the Netherlands
    Netherlands

  • National Agency of Employment, (NAE), Romania
    Romania

  • Företagsutveckling AB, EURES member Sweden
    Företagsutveckling
    Website

  • Hesore Consulting AB, EURES member Sweden
    Hesore

  • Better Business international Finland Oy (BBi), EURES member Finland
    BBi
    Website

  • Allianssi Youth Exchanges, Finland
    Allianssi Youth Exchanges
    Website

  • Istituto Formazione Operatori Aziendali (IFOA), Italy
    IFOA

Other organisations taking part

  • Public Employment Service Luxembourg, L’Agence pour le développement de l'emploi (ADEM)
    Luxembourg

  • Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (TEM), Finland

  • Public Employment Service of Flanders, Vlaamse Dienst voor Arbeidsbemiddeling en Beroepsopleiding, (VDAB), Belgium

  • EURES UK, part of the Department for Work & Pensions UK (DWP), United Kingdom
    UK

  • Lithuanian Employment Service, Užimtumo tarnyba under Ministry of Social Security and Labour, (LES), Lithuania
    Lithuania

  • Naturvetarna (Trade union: Swedish Association of Professional Scientists) Sweden

Lead organisation

  • Arbetsförmedlingen (the Swedish Public Employment Service)
    Sweden

Information for jobseekers

TMS/YfEj aims to match skilled candidates across Europe with employers with hard to fill vacancies, including mobility services and various financial supports.

How does it work?

Jobseekers interested to take part in TMS/YfEj must contact a EURES Adviser or a Public Employment Officer to get mobility support services such as:

  • information on labour market and living conditions in EU countries
  • writing a CV
  • job search
  • job matching and contact with potential employers
  • preparing for job interview, taking up a job abroad etc

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

Jobseekers may contact any of the TMS/YfEj partners to get information about the schemes 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.

If you are resident in any of the TMS/YfEj partner countries, please note that your application must be managed and sent in by EURES/Public Employment Services in those countries.

TMS/YfEj 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.

Go for a job interview

Jobseekers receiving an employer invitation can apply for financial support for a job interview in another EU country, Norway or Iceland. They can also apply for an 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 100-350, 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 support 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 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 TMS/YfEj immediately.

TMS/YfEj will verify all information given by jobseekers. During the application process the EURES adviser and interviewing employer will also be contacted.

See instructions and checklist in the application form below.

Interview allowance application

Confirmation of attendance job interview

When a job has been offered - Relocation allowance

Jobseekers who have been offered a job in another EU country, Norway or Iceland can apply for financial support for relocation. It is obligatory to receive mobility services from EURES/PES in order to apply.

The relocation support 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 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 allowance from TMS/YfEj instead. The support is a flat rate according to the country of destination from EUR 700-1400.

Family support: Recruited candidates can apply for financial support also for spouse and dependent children settling in the country of destination.

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 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 TMS/YfEj immediately.

TMS/YfEj will verify all information given by jobseekers. During the application process the EURES adviser and recruiting employer will also be contacted.

See instructions and checklist in the application form below.

TMS/YfEj 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.

Relocation allowance expenses

Family allowance application

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 EU programme or authority do not already pay for these costs.

TMS/YfEj makes an individual assessment based on each application.

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 in the new country of work.

See instructions and checklist in the application form below.

Recognition allowance application

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 job in the new country, may be eligible to apply for financial support. Please note that TMS/YfEj 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 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, any advance payments will have to be reimbursed to TMS/YfEj by the jobseeker.

The application should be sent well ahead, preferably 2 weeks before the start of the language course.

See instructions and checklist in the application form below.

Language course allowance application

Supplementary trip allowance

If a jobseeker has been offered an interview or a job in another EU country with the support of TMS/YfEj and has special needs, then the jobseeker may qualify for a supplementary trip allowance. This allowance can help jobseekers to cope with extraordinary expenditures when moving to another EU country. Reimbursement of declared costs up to 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. The jobseeker 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.

See instructions and checklist in the application form below.

Supplementary trip allowance application

Information for employers

TMS/YfEj aims to help employers with hard to fill vacancies find qualified workers from another EU country, Norway or Iceland, including mobility services and financial support.

How does it work?

Employers with recruitment needs, focus on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), must first contact a EURES Adviser/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 other job portals
  • matching of suitable candidates from an EU country, Norway or Iceland,
  • information and advice on what to think about before employing from an EU country, Norway or Iceland.

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) relocating from another EU country, Norway or Iceland.

The financial support for an integration programme is a contribution towards the costs for:

  • job-related training
  • language training to improve command of host country language
  • administrative support etc. helping the new employee to get settled

The financial support is a flat rate per recruited candidate varying according to type of integration programme (Basic or comprehensive) and country where the company is located.

TMS/YfEj 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

  • 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 18 years or older, citizen and resident of an EU country, Norway or Iceland other than their new country of work

  • offer employment for a minimum of 6 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?

The application must be sent to TMS/YfEj 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.

TMS/YfEj will verify all information given by jobseekers and employers.

See instructions and checklist in the application form below. For more information and examples of content, see Template for an integration programme.

Integration programme allowance application

Template for an integration programme

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With financial support from the European Union/2014-2020 EaSI programme