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News article22 July 2022European Labour Authority, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

European Year of Youth: Working abroad in Europe

The European Year of Youth (EYY2022) is dedicated to ensuring young Europeans have more and better opportunities. In this article – the latest in our EYY2022 series – we look at useful resources to support young people interested in working abroad.

European Year of Youth: Working abroad in Europe

The benefits of working abroad

Here at EURES, we specialise in job mobility. Working abroad has many benefits: it can help you gain new perspectives, learn a new language and improve your communication skills, and expand your professional network internationally. For young people in particular, working abroad offers an opportunity to gain valuable work experience in an international environment. Whether you decide to stay living and working in your new country or return home with more experience on your CV, spending time abroad can help you kick-start your career.

Useful reading on the European Youth Portal

If you are a young person interested in working abroad in the EU, the European Youth Portal is a useful online hub of resources. It offers European and country level information about opportunities and initiatives that are of interest to young people who are living, learning and working in Europe. In particular, the Working page on the “Go abroad” section of the website contains lots of great reading material. It includes links to information about other working opportunities in different EU countries and inspiring stories of other young Europeans who have lived and worked abroad. This section features links to helpful articles on topics such as getting your skills recognised abroad. It also covers more specific topics such as working as an au pair abroadand mobility opportunities for artists.

Other useful resources: Check the EYY2022 website

If you are interested in finding out more about opportunities for young people in the EU, read our previous articles on traineeships and volunteering. The European Youth Portal also has useful sections on studying, travelling and school and youth exchanges. By using these helpful resources for young jobseekers, alongside those available right here on the EURES portal, you can find all the help and support you need to start a career abroad in Europe. Alongside the European Youth Portal, there is also a dedicated EYY2022 website, which includes information about activities taking place in Europe in the context of the EYY2022, links to various EU programmes and funded opportunities for youth, and inspiring articles and stories written by young Europeans. Take a look today and be inspired.

If you are looking for a job abroad, remember that you can contact a EURES Adviser at any time and browse millions of vacancies here on the EURES portal.


Related links:

Top 7 benefits of living and working abroad

European Youth Portal

European Youth Portal: Working

European Youth Portal: Stories

Your skills recognised in every European country

Au pair abroad – if you love working with kids

Mobility opportunities for artists

The European Year of Youth: Traineeships

The European Year of Youth: Volunteering

European Youth Portal: Studying

European Youth Portal: Travelling

European Youth Portal: School and youth exchanges


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