Thanks to my EU citizenship, the whole of Europe is on my doorstep. Whether I want to be a firefighter in Cyprus or an electrician in Estonia, I have the right to live and work in any EU country. All I need is health insurance and proof that I’m able to financially support myself, and I can call any EU nation my new home.
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MY CAREER. MY LIFE.
Choose where to work and live in the EU
Living abroad is my life-long dream, and EURES is here to make it a reality. There are over 1.3 million potential career opportunities online, and I can even get a dedicated advisor who can help me find my perfect job in the country I love. And if I’m aged 18-35, then additional help is available through Your First EURES Job, such as a grant to travel to an interview abroad.
Looking to help people in need? The European Solidarity Corps provides voluntary and paid opportunities to young people aged between 18 and 30 who are hungry for a challenge. This could involve rebuilding a school after an earthquake, or working with people with disabilities in a community centre.
Let’s say I’m an apprentice chef who wants to learn more about French cuisine, or a trainee nurse interested in working in Portugal. ErasmusPro offers me the opportunity to spend 6-12 months of my apprenticeship in a different EU country. I can get hands-on experience of working in a different culture, and it counts towards my apprenticeship.
European Job Days are Europe-wide career fairs that aim to showcase the opportunities available to me within the EU, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. I don’t even need to physically attend the events – many European Job Days are held online, so I can find the perfect job in another country without leaving the comfort of my own sofa.
How it works
As an EU citizen, the ability to work in a different country is one of my basic rights. Whether I’m starting a new career abroad, or looking to gain a new perspective with an internship or volunteering opportunity, EU law means that I’m always covered by a social security system. Working for a company or self-employed, I have the right to choose where I work. And if I’m looking to get my foot on the career ladder, the EU will even help me find the right opportunity.
Did you know
EU citizens are living in a Member State outside their home country today.
EU citizens moved to a different country within the EU in 2015.
47,000 young people
have already signed up to opportunities with the European Solidarity Corps.
The Europass CV editor allows me to present my skills, qualifications and achievements in a way that’s universally recognised across Europe. Read more
is a free service from EURES that offers practical help in getting my foot on the career ladder. To improve my chances of employment, I can register for training, language courses, apprenticeships and more. Read more
The Living Hostel, directed by Matthias Hoene
Although her youth is long behind her, Gisela still longs to experience the sights of Europe. Her grandchildren decide to raise enough money to send her on her dream adventure, but their plan has unexpected results...
Oona, directed by Zaida Bergroth
After becoming lost and stranded in a menacing forest, a young girl must rely on the assistance of an unlikely friend to find her way home.
Party Animal, directed by Yorgos Zois
Alex is an energetic twenty five year-old who will do anything he can to keep dancing. Trapped in a restrictive job, he's suddenly hit by a spark of inspiration.
The Loner, directed by Tomasz Konecki
A man of the wilderness, Jan lives alone in a cabin in the Polish mountains. But when destiny interrupts his solitary lifestyle, he must devise a plan in order to follow his heart.
Debut, directed by Dalibor Matanić
A young Croatian farmer dreams of becoming a professional football star. But before pursuing his ambition on the pitch, he must first face the truth about who he really is.
How does the EU help you do what you love?
Ever dream of starting a business, studying abroad, or volunteering to help communities in need? And did you know the EU can support you in achieving all of these things? Discover everything the EU gives you to unlock your potential.