What is EURES?

EURES is the European job mobility portal, which makes it easier to find information on jobs and learning opportunities in other European Countries.

EURES (EURopean Employment Services) brings together the European Commission and the public employment services of the countries belonging to the European Economic Area and Switzerland, along with other regional and national bodies concerned with employment issues, such as trade unions, employers' organisations, as well as local and regional authorities.

EURES covers the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Malta, Cyprus, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Latvia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia and now the new countries Romania and Bulgaria.


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 two types of service:



     Matching and Placement

The EURES network comprises the EURES members, National Public Employment Services  The European Commission, (PES - ETC in the case of Malta), EURES cross-border partnerships  E.g. Trade Union, employers’ organisations and local and regional authorities.


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Eures Office
The EURES services mentioned above are being delivered here in Malta by the EURES Office, Employment Division at the Employment and Training Corporation in Hal Far. The Office is open from Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 12.00am.

In this office you will find EURES advisors who play an important role in delivering information, guidance and assistance to both job seekers and employers. They can be contacted by phone on (+356)22201260/7 and Free Phone (+356)80076505 during the office hours mentioned above, or by e-mail on: eures.etc@gov.mt


ETC's role.

EURES Malta has been up and running since the 1st May 2004 under the Management of Mr. Raphael Scerri (Senior Manager – Employment Services - ETC). The EURES Office falls within the responsibility of the Employment Services division at ETC.


Through the EURES network, ETC is now contributing to the provision of services offered throughout the EU. This is being done together with the other Public Employment Services (PESs) of the European Union and European Economic Area. To date this network consists of over 5.000 employment offices with more than 100.000 staff offering services to job-seekers and employers throughout Europe.


While PESs in each country are structured differently, they all share the same basic task of contributing towards matching supply and demand on the labour market within the European Union through the provision of information, placement and active support services.


It is important for ETC to provide such services since through EURES we will be able to facilitate mobility across national borders on the European labour market and, as such, will act as key contributors to this European Job Mobility Portal.

EURES has a particularly important role to play in cross-border regions. For instance people who live in one country and work in another have to cope with different national practices and legal systems. They may come across administrative, legal or tax obstacles to mobility on a daily basis.


The EURES cross-border network is a group of collaborative bodies, which, within the framework of the European EURES network, aim to meet the needs for information and coordination connected with labour mobility in the border regions. They bring together the public employment and vocational training services, employers and trades union organisations, local authorities, institutions dealing with employment and vocational training problems in the border regions, as well as the European Commission. This cross-border network is not applicable to Malta since we do not have border regions with other European countries, however Maltese nationals living and working in other European countries where such cross-border issues and queries may arise can avail themselves of these services being offered in that area.

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