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YfEJ – Your First Eures Job

Your first EURES job is an EU job mobility scheme to help young Europeans find a job in another Member State. It targets both jobseekers and employers and provides a comprehensive mobility package which includes financial support.

The goal of the project

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 (Norway and Iceland) to find a work placement 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 project supports European mobility and sustainable recruitments with fair working conditions. Under the present call, the sheme is expected to ensure around 1,500 work placements.

In order to apply for a job and for financial support, young candidates must fulfil the conditions. They can qualify for interview trip, relocation allowance, language course, recognition of qualifications and supplementary relocation allowance.

In order to apply for financial support, employers must fulfil the conditions as well. The financial support to employers is given for language training, job introduction or in-house training. The programme level can vary from basic (with just one learning component) to comprehensive (combining a training module with administrative support and resettlement assistance).

Duration of the project

From February 2017 to January 2019.

Project implementation

The Public Employment Service of Sweden/EURES Sweden is the administrator and lead-applicant of the EU project Your first EURES job – Targeted Mobility Scheme until January 2017. The project is run by eight different countries in a Consortium with Sweden as the lead, Ireland, Romania, Denmark, Finland, Portugal, the Azores, and Slovenia. The project covers all of the EU countries, Norway and Iceland.

Project funding

With financial support from the European Union: EaSI 2014-2020 programme.

YfEj                Evropska komisija

Contact person 

Project leader Andreja Strmole: YFEJ@ess.gov.si

More information

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