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The EURES network

The EURES (European Employment Services) network was established in 1993 with the purpose of promoting co-operation between the European Commission, the Public Employment Services of EEA member-states (i.e. the EU countries plus Norway, Iceland, and Lichtenstein), and other partner organizations. Switzerland is also involved in this co-operation. The EURES network facilitates and provide information, advice and recruitment/placement (job-matching) services for the benefit of workers and persons seeking work in other European countries, as well as employers wishing to search candidate CVs. For this purpose, the EURES network consists of:

• Human resources – 1015 EURES advisers, who advise and facilitate jobseekers and employers. EURES advisers belong to the local PES of the member states; particularly in Greece, they are coordinated by the OAED. Through the EURES network, they cooperate by utilizing all modern means of communication.

• Self-service infrastructure for the parties interested – through the EURES portal, at eures.europa.eu, which facilitates the search for job vacancies, as they are daily uploaded by the national PES systems.

Moreover, jobseekers can upload their CV in any one of the 26 languages offered in the EURES Job Mobility Portal, so that employers can search for it, according to qualifications and skills. The EURES network also offers a lot of information about the living and working conditions in each country, so that the future employee can make an informed decision about his/her destination country. Those interested can also seek information about learning opportunities in the EEA countries, as well as the contact information of the EURES Advisers.

In Greece, there are 44 EURES stations in the cities of Athens, Piraeus, Thessaloniki, Patras, Larissa, Rethymno, Chania, Kalamata, Rhodes, Volos, Ioannina, Kavala, Xanthi, Corfu, Syros, Kavala, Katerini, Lamia, Corinth, Tripoli, Amynteo, Kozani, Kilkis, Herakleion (Crete), Trikala, Komotini, Mytilene, Serres and Drama. EURES advisers are trained specialists in the job market, whose aim is to provide information and advice to people seeking a job in Europe or employers wishing to recruit personnel from one or more European countries. Both the provision of information and the work of EURES Advisers are supported by the developed network of EURES Assistants.

At eures.europa.eu jobseekers and employers can find information in all European languages and personalize the services of My EURES.

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