Targeted Mobility Schemes (TMS)

Financial support for finding a job in another EU country

Targeted Mobility Schemes (TMS) project aims to help jobseekers 18 years old or older to find a job or a traineeship in another EU country, Norway or Iceland. You may also receive financial support as a contribution towards some of the costs involved.

There are three TMS projects, Italy, Sweden and Germany have their own projects. You can find further information about these projects also on this page. You can choose from these projects.

Targeted Mobility Schemes may help you if you wish to

  • gain work experience in your own field even if already working in an EU country
  • get started in your career
  • change you professional orientation.

You may seek assistance from Targeted Mobility Schemes if you are

  • aged 18 or older
  • EU citizen or citizen of Norway or Iceland legally resident in an EU country or Norway or Iceland.

Financial support

It is possible to apply financial support for      

  • the interview trip
  • relocation or moving to the new country after the job has been secured
  • language training
  • recognition of qualifications
  • subsistence allowance for trainees
  • Supplementary trip allowance
  • family support

Conditions for the support

  • Labour contract with at least 6 months duration and working hours of no less than 50% full time equivalent in the country of destination
  • Traineeship contract with at least 3 months duration.
  • Apply for the support for the interview trip and moving expenses 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, Norway and Iceland but not in Switzerland or Liechtenstein.
  • Financial support for a job interview and/or relocation is no longer granted when work tasks in Business support/Call Centre operations contain sales or telemarketing.
  • The decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.

What do I do next

Please, read more information about the Targeted Mobility Schemes:

TMS projects.


If you have any questions, please contact your closest TE-office or send an e-mail to If you are a customer of a local government trial on employment, you can ask for more information about the Targeted Mobility Schemes at the TE Office:  

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