Europe

Despite increased focus on Asia Pacific, Europe remains a key location for businesses seeking international growth. Several of its countries regularly feature among the top relocation destinations in global mobility surveys. Read more

Following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU), inward investment organisations from around the continent are competing to attract international businesses to their region or country. Germany, France, Ireland and the Netherlands are among the countries competing for a piece of the post-Brexit action. However, with new trade agreements in the pipeline, the UK continues to draw foreign direct investment (FDI) from around the world.

Despite the pervading influence of the EU, Europe is a diverse continent. Individual destinations bring their own challenges for those managing talent mobility or setting up a business or branch office there.

This section includes articles, tools and resources, plus the latest news, to help you achieve your business objectives. With input from specialists across global mobility and the relocation industry and the latest perspectives from regional conferences, we analyse key trends influencing Europe’s relocation and global mobility scene, including the impact of Brexit, demographic and economic shifts, and compliance issues.

We cover the latest trends in inbound, outbound and domestic relocation, looking at everything from key relocation destinations and industry sectors to immigration, talent management and commercial property, as well as the full range of employee and family support topics, including education and international schools, residential property and serviced apartments.

There’s plenty of practical advice and information for HR and global managers responsible for international assignments, whether long term, short term, rotational, developmental or project led, plus support for those setting up a business or a company office in Europe.

See also our Enterprise and Mobility Industry sections. For details of suppliers of international assignment and recruitment services, as well as destination services providers and relocation management companies that support businesses on the move, see our Directory. Keep informed by subscribing to our newsletters and other publications, and look out for details of our latest study tours and fact-finding missions to destinations across Europe.

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News and features

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Businesses want their voices heard over immigration

The UK's largest business groups, trade associations and educational organisations have written to the government demanding a say in helping formulate the post-Brexit immigration system.

Immigration

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A Post-Brexit Checklist for Expats

For a long time now, travelling between Europe and the UK has been relatively pain-free. With Brexit on the horizon though, it’s time to start thinking about the various extra considerations that it may cause before travelling.

Education

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Bett puts on a global showcase

In its most international programme yet, schools and government ministers from across the globe sought to demonstrate just why their city is the top destination for education. Ledetta Asfa-Wossen reports
The number of international students attending UK universities grew in the last academic year, with notable increases from China and India.

UK universities enjoy continued growth in international student enrolment

The number of international students attending UK universities grew in the last academic year, with notable increases from China and India.
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School Open Days 2020

The beginning of a new year is the ideal time for relocating parents, employers sending staff on international assignments and relocation professionals to consider school choices ahead of the new school academic year.

Short-and long-term accommodation

VISIONAPARTMENTS has intensified its presence in central Switzerland by renovating the Hotel Fox in the heart of Lucerne.

Lucerne hotel is transformed into modern serviced apartments

VISIONAPARTMENTS has intensified its presence in central Switzerland by renovating the Hotel Fox to include 60 fully furnished rooms in the heart of Lucerne.
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