Working in Europe
As a citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA), you are entitled to work in any other EEA country without a work permit as a salaried employee or a self-employed individual. The EURES European Job Mobility Portal, established by the European Commission helps you to find available opportunities. By selecting 'search for a job', you can access job vacancies in 29 European countries, updated in real time.
EURES Online CV
Jobseekers can create, store and search profiles and receive email alerts when European jobs matching the profile become available. EURES Online CV, accessible in all EU languages, gives you the opportunity to post your CV and make it available to EURES Advisers and registered employers. EURES is a service that is free of charge to both jobseekers and employers. To register phone 00 800 4080 4080.
Living & Working Abroad
This EU Commission database gives comprehensive information on Living and Working Conditions in 30 European countries; it is available in 20 European languages.
In general, if you take up work in another country covered by EC Regulations, you will no longer be subject to the Irish PRSI system. The social security laws of that country will apply. If you go to work in another country covered by EC Regulations, you should check Which Forms to bring with you, in addition to a valid passport/piece of identification.
EURES Advisers (European Mobility Experts)
If you want more personalised advice and expertise, you can contact your local FÁS EURES Adviser who specialises in job mobility questions. They have access to a range of information tools and can advise on many of the practical, legal and administrative issues involved in finding and accepting a job abroad. Find your Local EURES Adviser or contact your local FÁS Office. Please visit www.eures.europa.eu to contact a European EURES Adviser for detailed information and advice on job search in a specific European country.