General Workers’ Union/EURES partnership

Facilitating mobility across Europe

EURES (European Employment Services) brings together the European Commission and the public employment services of the countries belonging to the EU, European Economic Area and Switzerland, along with other regional and national bodies concerned with employment issues, such as trade unions, employers’ organisations, as well as local and regional authorities.
EURES was launched in 1994 as a network between the Public Employment Services in the EU/EEA countries coordinated by the European Commission.
The main objective of this EURES project is to facilitate mobility throughout Europe and to provide support to all those who are looking for work, education or training in another European Union country, in Norway and in Iceland. In addition, this project also addresses the needs of job seekers to remove barriers to mobility.


General Workers’ Union and the EURES Network

By joining as a partner in the Maltese EURES Network, GWU is focused on assisting jobseekers and employers alike via the promotion of the Targeted Mobility Scheme.

EURES Targeted Mobility Scheme

As a jobseeker are you finding it hard to get a job or training opportunity in your country? Thinking of working abroad, but you do not know how to overcome the daunting obstacles?


What is Targeted Mobility Scheme?


It offers dedicated support from national employment services for people seeking worktraining or apprenticeships in another EU country, Norway or Iceland.

  • On a fair basis, it tackles the needs of jobseekers to remove mobility obstacles.
  • It helps employers in these countries who are looking for motivated and qualified workers.
  • Available support includes funding to cover things like language courses, getting your qualifications recognised, travel and subsistence expenses.


Who can apply?


  • Jobseekers aged 18and over.
  • Nationals of an EU country, Norway or Iceland– or anyone legally resident in these countries.
  • Any jobseeker, regardless of their qualifications.


How can you start your job search?


  • Click the links below to find current projects run by a lead employment service and their partners
  • Ask for information about the application process, job search, matching and recruitment assistance.


As an employer are you looking to recruit people with a specific profile, but struggling to find them in your own country? Want to build a multicultural team that can give your business the edge?


What is Targeted Mobility Scheme?


  • It offers your business dedicated support from local employment services to recruit motivated and qualified jobseekers from other European countries for work, traineeship or apprenticeship.
  • If you are a small or medium-sized business, you can also apply for financial support to cover some of the training and integration costs for these new staff.


Who can apply?


  • All businesses or organisations based in an EU country, Norway or Iceland, regardless of economic sector or size
  • Any business offering a written workcontract of at least:

    6 months for jobs or apprenticeships 

    – 3 months for traineeships.
  • Any business/organisation offering a placement that is compliant with national law.


Where can your business recruit?

In any EU country, Iceland or Norway


How can you start?


  • Click the links below to find current projects run by a lead employment service and their partners
  • Ask for information about the conditions governing participation

Read more about how EURES can help you as a jobseeker or as an employer