Living Grants for EU Youth Working Abroad

Deadline: 31 October 2013
Open to: unemployed youth living in the EU 28, Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein or Switzerland, who are under 30 years of age and have found a job vacancy of at least 4 months abroad
Grant: 10 grants of 2,500 Euros which will partially cover travel, room and board expenses, language courses or other expenses


First job abroad? If you are unemployed, under 30 years of age and you have found a job vacancy of at least 4 months abroad, you can apply to receive a grant of 2.500 euro.

You can use it to pay trips, rents, room and board, language courses, or everything else you will need to easily face your first job experience abroad.

The candidates can identify the job offer using the preferred channels, it will be in any case mandatory to have passed all interviews and tests when applying for the Job Creation’s grant. The EURES service is committed to spreading information on the initiative and also to offer through their own channels free consultancy and assistance in job offers-research inside the EU territory.

This is a social responsibility project managed by a private Italian company, MCZ Group, and supported by EURES, the EU Commission Service for professional mobility.


The competition aims to assign up to 10 grants which will partially cover travel, room and board expenses, language courses or other expenses, so as to help unemployed young people who can prove they have been given a job opportunity of at least 4 months abroad, starting from the date when the present Call has been approved and in any case not after the 30 June 2014.


You may apply if:

  • have already a job contract or a letter of intent of an employer placed in a European or not-European country which is different from your home country;
  • this is your first job experience abroad;
  • you are less than 30 years of age when applying;
  • you live in one of the 28 EU Member States or in Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein or Switzerland;
  • you are unemployed.


Send the application form, together with all the requested documentation, to MCZ GROUP SPA, Via La Croce, 8 – 33074 Vigonovo di Fontanafredda (PN) ITALY – not later than October 31, 2013 by registered mail with return receipt.

Required documents:

  1. Application Form
  2. Job Description template
  3. Letter of intent of hosting company – template
  4. European template for Curriculum Vitae

Send your questions to the organizers at [email protected] There is also a video HERE in Italian with an interview of one of the winners of the previous edition.

Further details are available in the call for applications HERE and the official website HERE.

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