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  • 02/08/2013

    READY TO MAKE THE MOVE? What you need to know about living and working abroad – and so much more. Update

    This booklet is designed for anyone who is thinking of moving to live and work abroad – or else commuting daily to work in a neighbouring country, as a cross-border worker. It includes tips on looking for and applying for work in each European Union Member State, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. All these countries have an agreement to allow each other's citizens to travel and work in any of the other countries. This publication is available in printed format and as eBook in all EU official languages as well as in Icelandic and Norwegian.

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  • 30/07/2013

    Social Agenda 34 - Free movement of EU workers

    Social Agenda No 34 features the European Commission’s recent proposal to concretely help EU workers who want to move, or already have moved, within the European Single Market. Although the EU legislation on the freedom of movement of workers dates back to 1968, the right to equal treatment with the workers of the host country (i.e. non-discrimination on the grounds of nationality) is still not familiar to many, including among national and local civil servants. Social Agenda also looks from an employment and social affairs angle at the EU budgetary framework leading up to 2020, the need for common European indicators to improve cohesion policy and the 2013 European Semester. And it explains why "Social Europe" is one of the European Commission's most popular social media platforms. Social Agenda is available in printed format in English, French and German.

  • 24/07/2013

    Recruiting in Europe - a Guide for Employers

    Around 3 % of Europeans live and work in a Member State different than their country of origin. They bring different skills and a fresh perspective to the workplace – and they provide employers with the opportunity to find the most suitable employees from a wider pool of candidates. This guide will introduce you to recruiting from abroad and take you through the necessary steps. This publication will be available in printed format in all EU official languages,as well as in Icelandic and Norwegian.

  • 24/07/2013

    Finding a job in Europe - a guide for jobseekers

    Living and working in another country is an exciting option for Europeans of all ages. Indeed,more and more people are recognising the benefits of gaining professional experience in another European country. Even so, still only 3 % of Europeans live and work in a different Member State than their country of origin. Yet by working abroad, even for short periods, you can greatly increase your skill levels and boost your chances of finding a better job in your own country. This guide will introduce you to finding a job abroad and take you through the necessary steps. This guide will be available in printed format in all EU official languages, as well as in Icelandic and Norwegian.

  • 28/06/2013

    FMW - Online Journal on Free Movement of Workers within the European Union No6

    The sixth edition of the Online Journal follows the European Commission’s recent adoption of a proposal for a Directive, which looks at ways to improve the application of worker’s rights in the EU. The proposed legislation seeks to increase this effectiveness, through a better application of EU law on people’s rights to work in another Member State. Within this context three different experts in the field offer their insights into the current situation, with a specific focus on the dynamics of contemporary forms of intra-EU mobility and ambiguities that currently exist in the rules on access to social assistance benefits for EU citizens when abroad. This online journal is available in English only.