EURES is the European platform for bringing together employers and workers who want to find a job in a European country other than their own. Thanks to the principle of the free movement of workers, the European Union facilitates the meeting between the two parties by offering, on the one hand, job offers and, on the other hand, the possibility to apply for its offers.
Website: → www.ec.europa.eu/eures/public/en
Your First EURES Job is a programme dedicated to people between 18 and 35 years old who cannot find a job and who are curious to go and live an experience abroad in the EU. It brings together employers who want to host someone on the programme and workers who want to go abroad. It can be traineeships (minimum 3 months), work experience (minimum 6 months) or work experience (minimum 6 months). The programme can cover travel for interviews, installation assistance, language courses or recognition of qualifications.
Erasmus for young entrepreneure
Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a program who facilitate exchanges of experience, learning and networking for new EU entrepreneurs by working with an experienced entrepreneur in another EU country. This win-win exchange will reinforced the relationship between the both side, and both of you can also discover new European markets or business partners, different ways of doing business.
If you have 18 or soon, DiscoverEU is for you! DiscoverEU is an initiative of the European Union that gives you the opportunity to discover Europe through learning experiences. Travelling predominantly by rail (there are exceptions to allow those living on islands or in remote areas), you will discover Europe’s stunning landscapes and its variety of cities and towns.
Since the beginning of the program in 2018, it’s almost 50 000 young people who have been awarded the precious travel pass and discovered Europe. If you don’t want to go alone, you can make a team with your friends and discover Europe together.
How to apply: each year, two application rounds are organized. You have to answer of 5 questions about Europe and a subsidiary question. The selection depends on: the budget and the answers to the different questions and the places available for each country.
Website: → www.europa.eu/youth/discovereu_en
EU aid volunteer
EU Aid Volunteers brings volunteers and organisations together from different countries, providing practical support to humanitarian aid projects and contributing to strengthening local capacity and resilience of disaster-affected communities. In 2019, almost 750 people have been chosen to volunteer for the program. Participants in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative must be over 18 years of age and be a citizen of an EU Member State or a long-term resident in the EU.
Practical information : Over 18 years old, be a citizen of an EU Member State or a long-term resident in the EU. Volunteers receive accommodation and travel expenses, insurance, ongoing learning and development, a monthly allowance, and a resettlement allowance to help with expenses of returning home.
How to apply: you can see the different vacancies at this link → apply now
Website: → www.ec.europa.eu/echo/what/humanitarian-aid/eu-aid-volunteers_en
Video about the program: → see the video on Youtube
Other programmes also exist in some European countries promoting volunteering, engagement and mobility of the young people. During our research, we collected some of them (non-exhaustive list).