EurWORK European Observatory of Working Life


Eures (European Employment Services), launched by the European Commission in 1994, is a network of advisers on employment opportunities. It brings together the European Commission and the public employment services of the countries belonging to the European Economic Area and Switzerland.

The purpose of the EURES network is to provide services for the benefit of workers and employers as well as any citizen wishing to benefit from the principle of the free movement of persons. This involves three types of service provision: information, advice and recruitment/placement (job-matching). The EURES network comprises the EURES members (the national public employment services and the European Commission) and, within the framework of the EURES cross-border partnerships, EURES partners such as trade unions and employer organisations, and local and regional authorities.

See also: European labour market; free movement of workers; mobility of workers.

Please note: the European industrial relations dictionary is updated annually. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them.
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