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What financial support can be provided and how to apply?

If a co-operation is established with EURES/Public Employment Services (PES) regarding recruitment, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) may apply for financial support if they offer an integration programme to a newly employed person(s) aged 18-35 from another EU country, Norway or Iceland. Integration programme must start during the first initial three weeks of work.

The financial support can cover some of the costs for: on-the-job training, language training and administrative support etc. helping the new employee to get settled. The financial support is a flat rate depending on country of work placement.

Your first EURES job supports European mobility and sustainable recruitments with fair working conditions. It cannot support employment within businesses with high turnover, such as sales and telemarketing, or with one or more days of unpaid trial work/training before employment or which offers only commission with no fixed wages.

Please note that the processing time regarding applications is around 2 to 4 weeks.

In order to apply for financial support, you must fulfil the conditions.

  • fill in the Application for financial support for integration programme, print and sign it,
  • attach proof of registration to ensure your legal establishment as an employer in a country of employment, statement which shows that your company is the holder of the bank account, copy of passport of the person(s) you employ, and copy of employment contract(s),
  • scan and send it by e-mail to: or post it to: Zavod RS za zaposlovanje, Območna služba Celje, YFEJ, Ljubljanska cesta 14, 3001 Celje, Slovenia.

The application must be submitted to Your first EURES job Sweden latest the day before the start of the employment. 


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Main conditions

In order to apply for a financial support, you must fulfil the following conditions:

  • you are a small or medium sized company/organisation with a maximum of 250 employees;
  • you are legally registered in any of the EU countries and Norway and Iceland;
  • enterprises or other organisations based in the Swiss Confederation, Liechtenstein or in third countries cannot participate under the provisions of the TMS-YfEj scheme.
    However, companies from those countries but legally established in any EU28 and/or EFTA/EEA country in accordance with the EEA agreement (Iceland and Norway) are eligible to participate in the scheme;
  • the person you offer employment to is between the age of 18-35 and a citizen in another EU country and Norway and Iceland;
  • you offer employment for a minimum of six months;
  • you offer wages and work conditions in accordance with national labour market law and praxis, such as collective agreements or minimum wage;
  • the working hours you offer must be at least 50 percent of a normal working week;
  • you do not offer work in one country and thereafter send out your employee to work in another country, so called posted worker;
  • the introduction must start during the new employee´s initial three weeks of work.