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Connecting young people with opportunities to boost their employability has just got easier

In today's labour market, the odds seem stacked against young people wanting to get a foot on the employment ladder. A lack of experience and work-related skills, combined with a shortage of suitable opportunities to acquire those skills, are just some of the obstacles that young Europeans face. As they navigate that tricky gap between the end of school or university and the start of their careers, they need support to make the most of this crucial time in their lives.



Learning new nursing skills in another country – Marco is heading to the UK

Sharing ideas with fellow nurses and developing as a person – the two goals have attracted 26 year old Marco Colombero to try a stint in the UK's National Health Service.



EURES' advisers think creatively

Ever wonder how a EURES adviser can keep up with the needs of so many different clients, from a range of sectors with varying goals? Medicine, IT, agriculture – a EURES adviser can be called on to offer help in relation to any sector. To do so they need to know what is going on and finding out can take some creative thinking. Here's how one Greek adviser set about the task of getting up to speed on the engineering sector.



A positive mindset makes the difference for Spanish nurse in Norway

Two years ago, Alba Gracia followed her heart and moved from Spain to Norway to take up a nursing job. In Spain, her story is a fine example of a successful EURES experience. Here we get some tips from Alba and her EURES Adviser about settling in a new country.



Learning new cooking skills in one of the world’s most beautiful mountain ranges

Young chef Matej Kulas has nine seasons as a cook under his belt in Croatia, but opportunities are scarce and all too often positions are not secure. So he made the decision to look further afield to Austria and went along to a Job Fair organised by Dieter Müller, EURES adviser based in Vorarlberg, and the local Chamber of Commerce. He hasn't looked back since



The EU’s shifting pattern for older workers

The general retirement age is 65 in the EU, but this is set to change. Denmark, France, Germany and Spain have decided to raise the retirement age to 67, while the goal is 68 in Britain and Ireland. In most countries these increases will be seen in the 2020s. Many people are already working longer, changing their career or going part time to suit their needs.



Retiring EURES advisor on making your move a success

For 32 years Barbara Gorter-Zahuta has been matching people to opportunities, 15 of those years have been spent within the EURES network in the Netherlands. She retired in April and we caught up with her to look back on the changes she has seen and find out what it takes to make a new country your new home.



Hard work, enjoyable atmosphere – EURES Belgium has been helping job-seekers to get a job at Club Med

People willing to work in a resort might think that having a job at Club Med is like going on holiday. Tourism employers facing this challenge are hoping to change that misconception with the help of EURES advisers.



The penguins are calling – the British Antarctic Survey has openings for a range of profiles

If you are a bit bored with your job in electronics and computing then maybe you need to shake it up a little? If so, the British Antarctic Survey could have the job for you. The organisation has published a list of posts it needs to fill, with positions running from a couple of months to over a year. An electronics engineer is just one of the profiles.



12 Swedish script writers get the chance to pitch to Polish producers

Script writing is a notoriously difficult field to survive in. Twelve Swedish screenwriters were given a boost on 26 March, as they pitched their ideas to industry professionals in collaboration with the Polish Film Institute. The opportunity was the result of two years of relationship-building between the Institute and EURES adviser Wanna Spiridonidou, based in Sweden.




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