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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Expats get more bang for their buck London

Brexit’s impact on cost of living in the UK’s capital has seen this key expatriate destination fall to 140th in the global rankings, according to ECA International.

Immigration

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Businesses uneasy over new immigration plan

Business leaders in the UK have reacted with unease after Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined the points-based immigration system he intends to introduce if the Conservatives win Thursday's general election.

Education

PISA assesses the performance of 15-year-olds in reading, mathematics and science across 79 countries.

UK moves up in global education ranking

England raises its ranking by nine places in maths, with improvements in reading and science in the latest PISA global student assessment results.
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Education in Italy

We explore the basics of the Italian education system, with a focus on two leading international schools in the country's capital city Rome.
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Family ties stop most Brits from relocating

Almost a third of British workers would refuse to relocate for work because of a desire to stay near members of their family, according to a new survey.

Short-and long-term accommodation

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CBI calls for much more regional R&D spending

The UK's biggest business organisation is calling for regions of the nations - rather than London and SE England - to be relaunched as the number one destination for future R&D investment.
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