Europe & the UK

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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Chancellor sees UK becoming a 'tech superpower'

The UK is “powerfully positioned” to play a leading role in the global tech and innovation industries that will "shape and define this century”, Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt said on Friday.

Education

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Education in Germany

Those relocating to Germany with school-age children will find a wide choice of opportunities within a highly successful education system.
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STEAM: embedding the skills for tomorrow, today

The jobs children at school now will have in future will be influenced by the net-zero agenda, climate change and technology. Having the subject knowledge and skills to tackle these makes STEAM essential in education today.
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Spanish city rated best for expats

Valencia has been adjudged the best city in the world to live in for expatriate workers after almost 12,000 expats around the globe expressed their opinions in the latest InterNations survey.

Immigration

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Global mobility transformation moves up a gear

Alongside compliance and global risk management, responsiveness to business needs, supporting talent management and controlling costs are top of mind for global mobility professionals, finds KPMG’s 'Global Assignment Policies and Practices Survey: 2022 summary report'.

Short-and long-term accommodation

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Satellite offices to aid hybrid working?

The unprecedented growth in hybrid working has led to an increase in demand for 'satellite' offices away from city centres, according to a new survey.
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