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What is EURES

What is EURES?

Set up in 1993, EURES - European Employment Services - is a cooperation network designed to facilitate the free movement of workers within the European Economic Area (The EU countries plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein); Switzerland is also involved. Partners in the network include public employment services, trade union and employers' organisations. The network is coordinated by the European Commission.

The main objectives of EURES are:

- to inform, guide and provide advice to potentially mobile workers on job opportunities as well as living and working conditions in the European Economic Area;

- to assist employers wishing to recruit workers from other countries; and

- to provide advice and guidance to workers and employers in cross-border regions.

EURES services for citizens and employers are to provide:

- information from the databases published on the EURES portal  (European job mobility portal);

- information and advice offered by over EUR 1000 EURES advisers from all EURES member countries.

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