This site is for you! Here you can find out more about your rights and practical advice on a variety of topics. This site helps you on your way to Europe either for business or private reasons, while shopping or as a tourist.
Living and working in another EU Member State
As an EU national, you have the right to work -for an employer or as self-employed- in any EU country without needing a work permit. And if you work in another EU country, you also have the right to live there. You can find out about your residence rights here.
If you live and work in another EU country, here you can find out more about the social security benefits you are entitled to and your tax situation.
If you are unemployed, you may be thinking about going to another EU country to look for work – it is your right as an EU national. Here you can find out more about transferring your unemployment benefits and getting your professional qualifications recognized.
The EURES portal gives you information about job vacancies in 31 European countries and what you need to know about living and working abroad.
Do you receive an old-age or invalidity pension from one EU country but choose to live in another? If so, here you can find out about healthcare and sickness benefits, old-age benefits, death grants and taxation.
Visit the EU's public health portal for advice on lifestyle and illness prevention and practical tips on health insurance and emergency care across the EU.
If you are planning to settle abroad, here you can find out medical care and health insurance in other EU countries.
For short visits, you should have the European Health Insurance Card.
Studying in Europe
Go here for an overview of education in Europe and practical tips on moving abroad fro school, university or training.
The EU's Lifelong Learning Programmes offer something for everyone. ERASMUS, the EU's flagship education and training programme enables 200,000 university students to move abroad every year. Find out also about the LEONARDO DA VINCI programme for vocational training, the COMENIUS programme for schools and the GRUNDVIG programme for adult education.
Get advice locally from the Lifelong Learning Programme Cyprus.
The PLOTEUS portal provides practical information on studying abroad – on courses, exchange schemes and grants.
Through the ENIC and NARIC networks you can access information about the recognition of academic qualifications in Europe.
Travelling in Europe, the EU's official travel website gives you practical advice and helpful tips on a wealth of subjects, from the documentation you need to getting healthcare and using your mobile phone.
Travelling by plane? Here you can learn about your rights as an airline passenger.