EURES EEA non-EU countries cooperation


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

European Social Fund +

Programme Description

The European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) is the European Union (EU)’s main instrument for investing in people.
Τhe ESF+ will continue to provide an important contribution to the EU’s employment, social, education and skills policies, including structural reforms in these areas.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



EURES EEA non-EU countries cooperation


The overall objectives of the call topic are to facilitate workers’ intra-EU labour mobility, to boost employment opportunities as well as to support the implementation of the EURES Regulation.
The ultimate goal of the call is to facilitate the job matching, placement and recruitment process on a fair basis.

Detailed Call Description

Proposals under this topic must support all these activities:

  • To provide recruitment assistance through the EURES advisers and other staff of the EEA employment services to jobseekers and employers, such as:
    • Recruiting workers and attracting employers.
    •  Identifying suitable job vacancies or CVs.
    •  Helping to draft CV’s, job applications, and job vacancies.
    • Matching CVs and vacancies.
  • To provide guidance and information, to potential mobile jobseekers and their employers, on:
    • living and working conditions, including general information on social security, taxation, labour law and administrative procedures regarding employment.
    • apprenticeships, traineeships and access to vocational education and training.
  • To improve the visibility and awareness of EURES in the EEA countries and to advertise the information and services provided, in line with the EURES communications strategy.
  • To monitor placement outcomes and customer satisfaction.
  • To contribute to the pool of job vacancies and CVs in the EURES portal, in cooperation with the NCO.
  • To cooperate with other EURES countries in joint projects such as recruitment events.

In addition, proposals under this topic must support at least one of the following activities:

  • To provide new and specialised services that are not or only partially available so far, thus contributing to filling the possible gaps of services provided in the region (e.g. post-recruitment support, cross-border projects, combination of training and placement, specific services for the placement of long-term unemployed, etc.);
  • To support the implementation of the EURES regulation and, in particular, to contribute to the EURES programming cycle and the exchange of information between Member States; to coordinate EURES activities at national level and participate in the coordination meetings of the EURES network.

Call Total Budget

€12 000 000

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan


Thematic Categories

  • Employment

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Employees
  • Employers
  • Other Beneficiaries
  • Private Bodies
  • Semi-governmental organisations
  • State-owned Enterprises

Eligibility For Participation Notes

In order to be eligible, applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
    • EU Member States
    • non-EU countries:
      • EEA countries in accordance with Article 29 of the ESF+ Regulation

To be eligible, single applicants must be the National EURES Coordination Offices of EEA-non EU countries, in accordance with Article 29(a) of ESF+ Regulation.

Consortium composition

Consortia are not eligible. Only applications by single applicants are allowed (mono-beneficiary).

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Directorate-General for European Programs, Coordination and Development
29 Vyronos Avenue, Nicosia
Tel:  +357 22-602883

(Publish Date: 20/03/2023-for internal use only)