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Irish Jobseekers in Europe

Working in Europe

As a citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA), you are entitled to work in any other EEA country without a work permit as a salaried employee or a self-employed individual. The EURES European Job Mobility Portal, established by the European Commission helps you to find available opportunities. By selecting 'search for a job', you can access job vacancies in 32 countries (the EEA plus Switzerland), updated in real time.
If you are looking for a job in Europe you can contact one of the Irish EURES Advisers to get information and advice on employment opportunities in Europe. EURES advisers are trained specialists who provide the three basic EURES services of information, guidance and placement, to both jobseekers and employers interested in the European job market. Contact EURES Ireland for more information on EURES Services in Ireland.


Jobseekers can create, store and search profiles and receive email alerts when European jobs matching the profile become available. EURES Online CV, accessible in all EU languages, gives you the opportunity to post your CV and make it available to EURES Advisers and registered employers. EURES is a service that is free of charge to both jobseekers and employers. To register please visit 

Living & Working Abroad

This EU Commission database gives comprehensive information on Living and Working Conditions in 31 European countries; it is available in 26 European languages.


In general, if you take up work in another country covered by EC Regulations, you will no longer be subject to the Irish PRSI system. The social security laws of that country will apply. If you go to work in another country covered by EC Regulations, you should check which forms to bring with you, in addition to a valid passport/piece of identification.

EURES Advisers (European Mobility Experts)

If you want more personalised advice and expertise, you can contact your local EURES Adviser who specialises in job mobility questions. They have access to a range of information tools and can advise on many of the practical, legal and administrative issues involved in finding and accepting a job abroad. Find contact details for your Local EURES Adviser here. Here you will also find the details for all European EURES Advisers who can be contacted for detailed information and advice on job search in a specific European country.
Last modified:19/12/2016

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