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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This year’s Relocate awards offer a number of valuable lessons for all those involved managing people and global mobility. Dr Sue Shortland, head judge of the Relocate awards, reflects on some of the key lessons learned from the 2021 awards.

Education

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Innovation & Future Campaign: the Bavarian International School (BIS)

Built on the foundation of 30 years of tradition, BIS is shaping the future of education. The Innovation & Future campaign has one goal - to develop the campus and reflect this way of forward thinking in the buildings and learning spaces available to our students.
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As the admissions cycle for 2022/23 begins, we show why, taking a look at outstanding approaches to admissions and advancement from entries shortlisted in the Relocate Awards.

Short-and long-term accommodation

English country home

Pandemic prompts expats to eye homes at home

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a wave of expatriates seeking to buy properties in their home countries, according to a report in Mansion Global, a news website focusing on the worldwide estate market.
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