Reactivate support to unemployed persons aged 35+

Financial support for finding a job in another EU country

The EU mobility project Reactivate  aims at helping jobseekers aged 35+ find a job or traineeship from another EU country. There are three Reactivate projects and they are coordinated by Italian, German, and Swedish employment services. You can find further information about these projects on the rights side of the page. You may seek assistance from Reactivate project, if you are

  • at least 35 years old
  • EU citizen legally resident in an EU country
  • unemployed job seeker, a part-time working job seeker, planning to change your working field or planning to change jobs.

Financial support

When you have found a vacancy in another EU country and agreed on a job interview, you may receive financial support for

  • the interview trip
  • relocation or moving to the new country after the job/traineeship has been secured
  • language training according to actual costs
  • recognition of qualifications
  • family support

Conditions for the support

  • You must be an unemployed jobseeker, a part-time working job seeker, planning to change your working field or planning to change jobs.
  • Employment contract with at least 6 months duration and working hours of no less than 50% full time equivalent in the country of destination.
  • In case of traineeship the contract must last at least 3 months
  • Apply for the support for the interview trip and moving expenses as well as family support well in advance before you set off for the trip or move from the country
  • Support may be sought for job opportunities in EU countries (not in Switzerland or Liechtenstein).

What do I do next?

There are three Reactivate projects of which you can choose. The projects are coordinated by The German, Italian and Swedish employment services.

German Reactivate

The German project supports jobseekers who wish to enter the German labour market. Germany is mainly looking for employees for the following sectors: engineers and technical professions, doctors and health professionals, as well as hotel and gastronomy staff. If you are interested in this project, please, send us your CV (in English or German) and we will forward it to Germany. 
Further information about the project
Further information about the German labour market
You can reach the German project by email or by phone  +49 228 7131313

Italian Reactivate

EURES Italy grants support for work, traineeship or apprenticeship to applicants for +35 years old. The focus is on tasks relating to tourism and on the logistics, engineering and healthcare sectors.

To apply you must register at the CV bank. See also video.

  • When a suitable vacancy is found, the project staff contacts the applicant and tells what kind of a job they have to offer.
  • The applicant then decides, together with the project staff, on how to proceed.

Swedish Your first Eures job and Reactivate (combined project)

Eures Sweden grants support for a job or traineeship for job seekers who are at least 18 years or older. This project is suitable for self-motivated job seekers who already have agreed on a job interview or who have been selected for a job in another European country (EU28, Norway or Iceland). Other requirement is that job seekers must receive/have received mobility support services from EURES Adviser or a Public Employment Officer.

If you have not yet been in contact with Eures adviser or TE Services, please contact us at yfej(at) before you apply for the support.

Application forms and further information (

Applying for the support

Applications are processed by Allianssi Youth Exchanges and BBi Communication Finland Oy. Both of these operators are Eures partners approved by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. You can choose either one of these two operators; however, below you can read further info on their primary target groups.  If you want to ask about the application process, you can also contact TE Services


Allianssi Youth Exchanges
Allianssi Youth Exchanges (
Primary target group: especially internships and jobseekers between 18-35 years old

BBi Communications
BBi Communication (
Primary target group: all sectors, but especially health care and ICT-sector, jobseekers of all ages


If you have any questions about Reactivate support, you may send an e-mail to: yfej(a) or contact your nearest TE Office.

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