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How does undeclared work in the EU affect you?
Undeclared work in the so-called ‘shadow economy’ makes up around 15% of Europe’s total economy. The EU is taking action against this through its ‘European Platform tackling undeclared work’. But what exactly is undeclared work, why is this platform important, and how can it help you as a worker in the EU?
Spanish chef shares inspiring EURES success story
A chef from Menorca realised his dream of working abroad when he found placements in Sweden and Germany through EURES.
How to network if you’re shy
If you’re an introvert, you may feel it’s easier to stick to digital networking – but if you can brave the “real world”, you’ll build confidence and stand out from the virtual crowd.
Your first EURES job helps young Portuguese pharmacists to find work in Scandinavia
The pharmaceutical industry in Sweden was transformed in 2009, when a re-regulation of the state-monopolised market opened it up to the private sector.
Social enterprise: Entrepreneurship with a social impact
Since 2010, promoting entrepreneurship and self-employment has been a key element of the EU’s Europe 2020 strategy for achieving smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
Can living abroad boost your self-awareness?
According to the Oxford Dictionary, self-awareness can be defined as the ‘conscious knowledge of one’s own character and feelings’. It’s our ability to define who we are as people, understand our values and know what we want from life.
EURES Slovakia and Deutsche Post partnership leads to work for Slovak 15 students in Germany
Summer is an ideal opportunity for many students to not only relax, but also improve their financial situation by finding a seasonal job. In the summer of 2018, thanks to cooperation between EURES Slovakia and German company Deutsche Post, 15 students from Slovakia had the chance to work as postal workers. One of them was 18-year-old Kristian.
Working in tourism: What’s in it for me?
Europe is the most popular holiday destination in the world, welcoming more than 670 million visitors in 2017. The tourism industry provides jobs for 12 million EU citizens and offers a variety of exciting long-term career opportunities for those who want to put their education and skills to the test in different settings. So what are you waiting for?
Your first EURES job helps young Italian to find work – and herself – in Portugal
Federica Passanante comes from the island of Sicily, which – like much of Southern Italy – continues to have a high unemployment rate a decade on from the global financial crisis
Running or starting a small business? Here’s how EURES can help
Do you have under 250 employees? Is your annual turnover less than EUR 50 million? If so, you’re considered a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME). Whether you’re already operating or just setting up, EURES can help to simplify the steps.
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