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EURES is a cooperation network aimed at facilitating the free movement of workers in the area of the free European labour market, consisting of the member states of the European Economic Area and Switzerland. It was established in 1993 and launched in 1994 as an instrument for improving the mobility, i.e. geographical and professional mobility of the workforce in the European labour market. The network consists of the EURES national coordination offices (NCO), EURES members (public employment services and other organizations) and EURES partners, and is coordinated by the EURES European Coordination Office.

EURES staff is in daily contact with employers and jobseekers across Europe, providing three basic EURES services: informing, guidance and employment mediation between employers and jobseekers in the European labour market. EURES staff are familiar with the practical, legal and administrative preconditions for mobility at European level and they work within a public employment service or other organizations in the EURES network.

The objectives of EURES are to promote the development of a single European labour market open to all workers of EU member states; to promote interstate, interregional and cross-border exchange of job vacancies and job applications, as well as transparency and exchange of information in individual national/regional labour markets, living conditions, education, and methodology and indicators at the statistical level.

More information on EURES Web