EURES is the European network of employment services that facilitates the free movement of workers across Europe.
EURES services are provided through the online EURES portal and more than 1,000 EURES advisers in daily contact with jobseekers and employers across Europe.
The network is currently contributing along national employment services to help workers and companies cope with the exceptional situation we are all living.
However, in normal circumstances, the network focus is international labour mobility. In order to evaluate how EURES manages its normal tasks, we would like to reply to our public consultation, looking past and thinking about a normal context.
All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this public consultation on the EURES network.
In particular, contributions are sought from:
• Citizens who have worked, are working or are planning to work in another EURES country and who have requested help from EURES services;
• Organisations and citizens with an interest in employment services and labour mobility, involved in EURES, or with expertise in the area of labour mobility and employment.
Why we are consulting
The European network of employment services - EURES - was launched in 1994 as a network including the European Commission and national public employment services to help jobseekers and employers.
EURES countries include all EU Member States plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, and -until the end of 2020- the UK.
The network has three main objectives:
• To inform, guide and provide advice to mobile workers on job opportunities, as well as living and working conditions in the EURES countries;
• To assist employers wishing to recruit workers from other EURES countries;
• To provide advice and guidance to workers and employers in cross-border regions.
This public consultation is part of a broader evaluation of the operations and effects of the EURES Regulation during the period 2016-2020. The objective of this public consultation is to gather information and opinions about the EURES network over this period.
Responding to the questionnaire
You can contribute to this consultation by filling in the online questionnaire, which is open until 23 June 2020. The survey is anonymous but you will be asked to log in to avoid spam.