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EU Financial Support Scheme for Job Seekers

If you are a citizen of EU, Norway or Iceland, you may receive financial support for job interviews or relocation from the EU


Targeted Mobility Scheme (TMS), previously Your first EURES Job, is an EU mobility scheme with the aim to increase mobility of workers and match those to employers with shortages in EU. Target groups are jobseekers aged 18 or older and employers from an EU country, Norway or Iceland.

 

Please note that the TMS project ends in May 2022

  • No new applications for language courses can be accepted.
  • Last possible date for employment start, for family support, for an interview, for a recognition of qualification and for supplementary trip support is the 2nd of May 2022.

We can unfortunately not guarantee that all applications can be processed on time.

 

If you are interested in TMS and aged 18-35

Visit Jobcenter Copenhagen's website for further information on TMS, age group 18-35 (new tab).

If you are interested in TMS and aged 35+

TMS age 35+ offer:

  • Job interview allowance to cover the cost of travelling for an interview to another country (€100-350 according to distance)
  • Relocation allowance and family allowance (support to get settled in the new country of work; this is a flat rate according to country of destination from EUR 700-1400).
  • Language course: Recruited or pre-selected candidates can be reimbursed for shorter language courses up to max. EUR 2.000 per jobseeker.
  • Recognition of qualifications: Payment of financial support may be claimed, flat rate of max EUR 400, after submission of the recognition request to the competent clarification body in the new country of work.

Conditions

  • 35 years or older
  • citizen of an EU country, Norway, or Iceland
  • resident in an EU country, Norway or Iceland and apply for a job in another EU country, Norway, or Iceland
  • must receive mobility services from EURES
  • must apply for financial support at the latest one day before leaving the country of residence and before the starting date of the new job (or before an interview takes place in the case of job interview allowance).
  • financial support cannot be paid retroactively, and you cannot apply after having already moved to the new country of residence
  • receive an initial employment contract for at least 6 months from the company stated on the application form, and you are expected to stay the whole period
  • working hours must be at least 50 percent of a normal working week
  • fair wages and work conditions in accordance with national labour market law and praxis, such as collective agreements or minimum wage
  • receive a salary from the employer and not just a percentage
  • not receive paid travel nor temporary accommodation during the first stay from the employer, other project, or authority
  • not apply for or accept a job with employment in one country and actual work in another country, so called posted worker.

Please find application forms and further information here (new tab).

You are welcome to contact us
Workindenmark tel.: +45 7222 3300, e-mail: tms@workindenmark.dk.

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