European Union - Working in the EU

There are various ways to search for work in the European Union. The European Commission has grouped the types of work under three broad categories:

When searching for work abroad there are things (additional information, i.e. taxes, work permits, recognition of qualifications, etc) that should be taken into consideration.

Note: for more help contact our representatives in Cyprus

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Working in EU Countries


EURES is a European job mobility portal created by the European Commission to provide information, advice and recruitment/ placement (job-matching) services.

EURES is a co-operation network between the European Commission and the Public Employment Services of the EEA Member States (The EU countries plus Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein) and other partner organisations.

Using this portal you can:


Click here to see a short video on "How to use the EURES Portal - for jobseekers"


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Working in EU Institutions


EU Careers (European Personnel Selection Office - EPSO) is the official portal to apply for work in any of the EU Institutions. The portal is available in any of the 24 official EU languages.

To work in an EU institution you must have a good command of at least 2 European Languages: your main language plus English, French or German.

Within the portal you will find and be able to:


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Working in EU Research



EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion provides access to information and support services to researchers wishing to pursue their research careers in Europe or stay connected to it.

The EURAXESS job portal includes a search engine that will allow you to look for positions using keywords, by country, by research field, researcher level, etc. It also provides external links for fellowships and Grants.

Having searched and found a position of interest, click on the position title. A browser window opens giving full description of the position and links where to apply for the position.


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