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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Immigration

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Brexit fears fail to stem UK jobs growth

The UK jobs scene is continuing to shrug off Brexit uncertainty with official figures showing that both the number in work – 32.75 million – and the employment rate of 76.1 per cent have reached record highs.

Education

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COBIS and ACRO Criminal Records Office announce collaboration to enhance international child protection

The announcement by COBIS reinforces its commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults.
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COBIS Conference report

The 38th Annual COBIS Conference took place between 11-13 May, in the business-like surroundings of the InterContinental Hotel at the 02 in London. Relocate magazine visited the conference and reports on just some of the highlights.
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Leadership, innovation, education, and supporting young people's career ambitions

The Festival of Global People brought together a selection of the best Relocation sector leaders and innovators. Marianne Curphey reports on all the keynote speakers from the first day of the Festival.

Short-and long-term accommodation

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The state of the US housing market & its impact on relocating employees

Carol Kelly, Senior Vice President Corporate Relocation Services at the Corcoran Group and Gail Rabasca, Executive Vice President of Chamness WorldWide, examine the state of the US housing market and its global impact on relocating employees.
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