EU information portals

This section lists information portals and help desks provided by the European Commission (in alphabetical order) to support mobility within the EU. Information on mobility in particular, on life and work in other member countries, on specific issues such as social security, work, residence, etc., on authorities and problem solving agencies is provided.

EACEA - Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency 

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is entrusted with the implementation of (funding) programmes and activities in the fields of education, culture, audiovisual, sport, citizenship and volunteering on behalf of the European Commission.
The webpage offers an overview of EU funding opportunities in these fields. Detailed information is available e.g. on the programmes Creative Europe, Erasmus+, Europe for Citizens etc. 

Focus: Information and Advice, Support.

 

EURES. The European Job Mobility Portal

EURES is a information portal on job mobility in the EU. It provides information on living and working in the EU countries (country guides), and offers services for the benefit of workers and employers. Also learning and training opportunities are listed. 

Focus: Information, Work, Education and Further Training.

European Commission – DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion 

The website offers information on the EU's social security coordination, on social inclusion and protection, as well as on working in another EU country, workers rights, etc. Furthermore, information on individual countries is provided: on pensions, unemployment support and family benefits, etc.

Focus: Information, Work, Social Security.

Your Europe and Your Europa Advice

The webpage Your Europe offers information on basic rights under EU law and on how these rights are implemented in the individual EU countries. The issues education and work, residence formalities, health, and many more are discussed.  

The team of independent legal experts of Your Europe Advice can provide free and personalised advice on the European law and on problems one may have as a customer.

Focus: Information and Advice, EU Law and Administration.

Learning Opportunities and Qualifications in Europe (PLOTEUS)

The portal provides information on learning and training opportunities within the EU. It collects links of universities, colleges and academies, of databases on education, training institutions and courses in adult education. It also offers country information (e.g. on the legal framework of work and studies, on living costs and accommodation, on social security and taxation).

Focus: Information, Education and Further Training.

SOLVIT

SOLVIT can help when EU rights as a citizen or as a business are breached by public authorities in another EU country. Typical issues are e.g. professional qualification recognition, VAT refunds, Visa and residence rights. SOLVIT is an online service provided by the national administration in each EU country and in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and is free of charge. There are also SOLVIT centers in each country.

Focus: Information and Advice, EU Administration.