European Employment Services (EURES) aims to facilitate the free movement of workers within the 30 countries of the European Economic Area (EEA). Partners in the network include Public Employment Services, Trade Unions and Employer Organisations. The partnership is coordinated by the European Commission.
EURES Objectives are:
- Inform, counsel and provide advice to potentially mobile workers on job opportunities and living and working conditions in the European Economic Area.
- Assist employers to recruit workers from other countries within EEA
- Provide particular advice and guidance in Crossborder regions
At the heart of the service is a network of some 800 Euresadvisers who can provide expert advice and guidance on looking for work in another country, the living and working conditions in different countries and a recruitment service for employers. They are supported in their work by an IT system which allows job vacancies to be exchanged between the Public Employment Services and they also have access to an extensive database on living and working conditions.