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Within Europe


Lisatud 06.11.2013

If you are thinking of moving within Europe, you can benefit from the services of a special team within Töötukassa.

The EURES team works to help you find employment in other countries of the European Union, and to inform you on different aspects of working abroad. Consultants of the EURES team are available in Töötukassa’s local offices (Tallinn, Tartu, Pärnu, Narva), even to people who are looking for a job, but who are not registered with Töötukassa.

Before you decide to go to another country, you should be aware of the living and working conditions in that country. While it may have seemed like an ideal place during your holidays, the everyday situation of residents there could be quite different to your personal expectations. For countries within the European Union, booklets are available that describe these conditions.

European citizens have free access to the labour markets of other European countries. As a result, in most countries of this European area, a citizen of Estonia does not need a work permit to look for work or to take up employment. However, to limit access by workers from new Member States, some countries have imposed restrictions. These restrictions are temporary, and an updated list of countries and the restrictions they impose is published on the EURES website.

To know what restrictions are applicable to you, you need to take into account your citizenship (nationality). Different restrictions apply for different nationals, and the country where you have worked or lived before does not matter. An Estonian citizen moving from Estonia to Switzerland to work will therefore face different conditions than a Belgian doing the same thing.

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