Your first EURES job
Targeted mobility scheme : making it easier to move and work to recruit young people in Europe
Your first EURES job (YfEj) is a targeted mobility scheme to help young nationals in the 18–35 age bracket of any of the 28 EU countries and the European Free Trade Association/European Economic Area (EFTA/EEA) countries (1) (Norway and Iceland) to find a work placement (job, traineeship or apprenticeship) in another EU EFTA/EEA country than their country of residence. It also helps employers, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to find the workforce they need for their hard-to-fill vacancies. The YfEj scheme builds on a successful three-year preparatory action with the... same name and similar objectives, launched by the European Commission in 2012. The YfEj scheme is implemented under the EURES Axis of the 2014-2020 European Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI), which is a European financing instrument managed directly by the European Commission to contribute to the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy. Among other priorities, it pays particular attention to vulnerable groups such as young people and promotes a high level of quality and sustainable employment. A targeted mobility scheme under the EaSI programme aims to test innovative methods to implement cross-border job mobility and tackle the needs of specific target groups, economic sectors, occupations or countries. ( 1) Iceland and Norway in accordance with the EEA agreement. Each work placement will be for a period of at least six months, based on a formal labour contract between the young person and the employer. The recruited candidate is entitled to remuneration, awareness of rights and adequate social protection. Priority is given to young people looking for a work opportunity in another country for the first time. However, jobseekers who have previously studied or worked in a country other than their own may also qualify for YfEj support. Like its predecessor, YfEj is run through annual calls for proposals. The scheme is implemented by Public Employment Services that are members of the EURES network. Other labour market organisations may also participate. These services must apply the scheme’s rules, but may use different methodologies.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (European Commission) Themes: Employment policy
- Subject: employer, employment service, EU employment policy, EURES, free movement of workers, guide, job application, job mobility, job vacancy, young worker