Report on EURES activity January 2016 – June 2018

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Series Details COM (2019) 164
Publication Date 02/04/2019
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Report presented on 2 April 2019 by the European Commission on the activities of the EURES Network and on the application of Regulation (EU) 2016/589.

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Regulation (EU) 2016/589 (the EURES Regulation) came into force in May 2016 with the aim of creating a bigger and stronger network of European employment services, both public and private, in order to deliver a more efficient exchange of labour market information across borders in support of job placements across the EU/EEA area.

The implementation process has taken place in a challenging environment impacted by a number of external factors such as changes in the financial support available for national activities and new data protection requirements. Nevertheless, most of the obligations, both at European and national level, have been fulfilled or are well on track for being fulfilled.


The EURES network consists of employment service providers and other partner organisations across EU and EEA Member States and Switzerland aiming at strengthening their intra-labour mobility and achieving an integrated European labour market.

The main features of the EURES network are twofold. Thousands of jobseekers and employers across Europe benefit from the placement and matching services through the EURES network every day. Trained EURES staff offer support services and guidance on working conditions in other European countries in order to facilitate jobseekers’ and employers’ choices.

EURES activities overseen by the National Coordination Offices (NCOs) include targeted mobility schemes (TMS), with the aim to address specific labour surpluses and shortages. EURES also assists frontier workers and employers under the umbrella of cross-border partnerships and other activities in cross-border regions.

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