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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CIPD responds to the Chancellor’s summer statement

The professional body for HR and people development recognises the significant investments announced by Rishi Sunak in his Plan for Jobs, but warns a lack of targeting may make job retention and other measures less effective.

Immigration

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Firms unprepared for new visa system - CIPD

Employers in the UK are facing a "painful adjustment" to the new immigration system due to be introduced at year's end, according to a report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Education

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Class of 2020 celebrates International Baccalaureate results

With Covid-19 making for an unprecedented final examination and assessment period this summer, international and independent schools are releasing results from the first of this year’s formal qualifications.
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Schools out for summer

School summer holidays fill working parents with fear. This summer is no exception. Covid-19 is scuppering even the best-laid plans for childcare and the school return in the peak moving and relocation season, writes Ruth Holmes.

Short-and long-term accommodation

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'Office for talent' created to lure skills to UK

A cross-departmental unit to attract overseas scientists, tech innovators and researchers to the UK is to be established in the prime minister's office, the government announced on Wednesday.
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