REACTIVATE - makes it easier to relocate for work in Europe!

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‘Reactivate’ is a project open to jobseekers aged 35+ and to employers with recruitment needs (focus on SMEs) from all EU countries. It aims to match employers with hard to fill vacancies with skilled candidates across Europe.

Are you a JOBSEEKER?

Jobseekers taking part in the project through a mobility service package may receive financial support including:

  • Job interview allowance to cover the cost of travelling for an interview to another country
    (€100-350 according to distance)
  • Relocation allowance (support to get settled in the new country of work; this a flat rate according to country of destination)
  • Extra family support if bringing family along (the support is €350/spouse/child up to max. €1000/family)
  • Language course allowance (€400 directly before start, and with €400 after successful completion of the course)
  • Recognition of qualifications (fixed rate of €400)

To be eligible for the project jobseekers have to be:

  • aged 35+
  • citizen of an EU country
  • resident in an EU country and applying for a job in an EU country other than their country of residence.

You must apply for financial support before you leave your country and before the starting date of your new job (or before an interview takes place in the case of job interview allowance)
You cannot apply after you have moved to your new country of work.

For more information and to apply:
contact your local EURES Adviser
or visit:


Are you an EMPLOYER?

Under ‘Reactivate’ Employers with recruitment needs may receive a mobility service package including:

  • Recruitment services i.e. help to publish vacancies on the EURES portal, matching of suitable candidates from abroad,
  • Financial support if they offer an integration programme to their newly employed person(s) aged 35+ from another EU country. The financial support covers some of the costs for on the job training, language training and administrative support, etc.

An employer must contact a EURES Adviser in order to take part in the project.

To be eligible for financial support, employers need to be:

  • small or medium sized (maximum 250 employees)
  • legally registered in an EU country


  • offer employment to a person 35+ from another EU country for a minimum of six months
  • offer wages and work conditions in accordance with national labour market law and praxis, such as collective agreements or minimum wage.
  • working hours at least 50 percent of a normal working week
  • not offer work in one country and thereafter send the employee to work in another country, so called posted worker

Employers must submit an application form before the start of employment.

For more information and to apply:
contact your local EURES Adviser
or visit:


Last modified:17/10/2018