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EURES Targeted Mobility Scheme (ESF-2022-EURES-TMS)

Through the EURES Targeted Mobility Scheme (TMS), this call aims to support jobseekers and ensure the creation of around 4.000 placements in economic sectors with hard-to-fill vacancies, and contribute to the 2023 European Year of Skills.


Publication date
16 November 2022
Opening date
Deadline model
Deadline date
15 February 2023, 17:00 (CET)
Level of funding
EU level




EURES TMS supports the work placement of EU/EEA jobseekers over 18 years, including the most vulnerable (e.g. unemployed and long-term unemployed, low-skilled people and in general those loosely attached to the labour market), helping them to find a job opportunity in another EU/EEA country  in particular in economic sectors with hard-to-fill vacancies. The overarching objectives of the call are to support the target group to find a job, traineeship or apprenticeship in another country;  tackle labour mobility obstacles (e.g., costs of moving abroad, the (lack of) knowledge of languages, integration of mobile workers in the countries of destination, long-term unemployed and people left behind in the labour market etc.); and address hard-to-fill vacancies.

Activities/actions supported

Funded activities will need to cover the provision of direct services to jobseekers or job changers and employers notably:

  • information, recruitment, matching and placement;
  • pre- and post-placement support to customers (e. g. profiling and pre-selection of candidates, language training or other training needs, mentoring support for trainees and apprentices).
  • direct financial support to jobseekers (job interview, relocation trip costs, language trainings, recognition of qualifications and diplomas) to contribute to the costs borne by them and financial support to SMEs to implement an integration programme for the newly recruited candidate(s).

Anticipated outcomes

Supported projects are expected to contribute to addressing labour market needs; improving the conditions for jobseekers and workers to exercise their right of freedom of movement across the EU and addressing labour markets' imbalances and, labour and skills shortages; enhancing the service catalogue of the EURES organisations; fostering public-private partnerships within EURES.

Institution providing the funding

European Commission

Size of funding

EUR 12 million



Overview of eligibility criteria

Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least two  applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities). Those 2 beneficiaries must be EURES Member/Partner organisations established in at least two different EU Member States.

In order to be eligible, the coordinators (lead applicants) must be legal entities (public or private bodies) established in one of the eligible countries (i.e., EU Member State (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)), be EURES National Coordination Offices, EURES members or EURES partners which are placed in organisations whose main mission is to ensure the provision of employment and placement services to jobseekers, job changers, trainee/apprentice candidates and employers covering jobs and/or work-based trainings. 

Furthermore, other applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must be legal entities (public or private bodies) established in one of the eligible countries (i.e., EU Member State (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs); or EEA countries), and be EURES member organisations (i.e. National Coordination Offices, EURES Members and Partners) or public or private labour market actors (including the third sector) providing the same services as lead applicants and/or complementary customer-oriented services in other expertise fields, such as information, training, education, career guidance, mentoring, legal advice, integration support or other equivalent.

Overview of award criteria

Project proposals will be assessed taking into account the following three criteria, for a maximum score of 100 points: 

  • Relevance (40 points)
  • Quality (20 points)
  • Project team and cooperation arrangements (20 points)
  • Impact (20 points)



Application procedures

All proposals must be submitted directly online via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System. The submission is a 2-step process: 

  1. Create a user account and register your organisation by setting up an EU Login user account and registering your organisation in the Participant Register. 
  2. Submit the proposal via the Electronic Submission System via the Funding & Tenders Portal. 

Proposals are submitted in 3 parts: 

  • Part A includes administrative information about the applicant organisations and the summarised budget for the proposal. 
  • Part B  covers the technical content of the proposal. 
  • Annexes as relevant.

Additional information on the application procedure and relevant templates can be accessed through the link to the call (see below).

Application support available

For help related to this call, please contact ESF+: EMPL-EaSIatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (EMPL-EaSI[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu) (general questions) or EMPL-ESF-2022-EURES-TMSatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (EMPL-ESF-2022-EURES-TMS[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu) (for call-specific questions).


Link to funding opportunity

Link to the programme for more info