Individual coaching on international labour mobility & Expat Centre Limburg

31 May 2022 - 22 June 2022
(30 min)
campus Diepenbeek

This event has already taken place.


Do you sometimes think about working abroad, but do you lack the necessary information in order to take concrete steps? Or are you a non-Belgian researcher interested in staying (and working) in Belgium in the future? 
          Then read part 1.

Do you have any queries about your residence in Limburg like housing or visa? Or would you like more information about the international community and get in touch with peers and locals?
          Then read part 2.

(1) International labour mobility

A consultant from EURES will come to Hasselt University to give you individual advice on labour mobility. The advice will not be specifically targeted at working in academia, but rather at labour mobility in general.

  • For foreign researchers, advice can be provided on working in Belgium.
  • For Belgian researchers, advice can be provided on working abroad. For example, the consultant can give hints and tips on searching for a job abroad, formalities you need to think of, contacts that may come in handy, etc.

In addition to general advice, you can ask specific questions. Please prepare them in advance (and already list them when registering, if possible).

Importantly, although Eures has been set up to provide support in European labour mobility, the consultant will also be able to provide information about mobility beyond the European borders. There will be individual timeslots of 30 minutes each.


The purpose of EURES is to provide information, advice and recruitment/placement (job-matching) services for the benefit of workers and employers as well as any citizen wishing to benefit from the principle of the free movement of persons. EURES has a human network of more than 850 EURES advisers that are in daily contact with jobseekers and employers across Europe.
In European cross-border regions, EURES has an important role to play in providing information about and helping to solve all sorts of problems related to cross-border commuting that workers and employers may experience.
Set up in 1993, EURES is a co-operation network between the European Commission and the Public Employment Services of the EEA Member States (The EU countries plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) and other partner organisations. Switzerland also takes part in EURES co-operation. The joint resources of the EURES member and partner organisations provide a solid basis for the EURES network to offer high quality services for both workers and employers.

(2) Preconditions and regional information

The manager of Expat Centre Limburg will visit Hasselt University for a personal consultation to answer your questions. At that time, your query will be identified and answered based on the first line information. Since the welcome desk for internationals is a part of the regional economic development agency POM Limburg, you may also ask more information about a certain work field or ecosystem such as smart logistics or healthcare to explore what kind of (business) opportunities are available for you as highly skilled international.
In addition, you will also have the opportunity to become a member of the Euregional international community, which will provide you access to other global citizens or peers and allow you to learn more about this vibrant region.
After the consultation, you will get a solution to your query, as well as fresh insights into some of Flanders/Limburg's arrangements and, finally, a practical guidance for your (further) stay as an international.

Note: Please feel free to prepare your questions ahead of time and submit them when registering, since the more information you provide, the better we will be able to inform you about the (future) possibilities during the 30 min-consultation.


The Expat Centre Limburg is a central hub for expats and other internationals living and working in the province of Limburg. Our mission is to support international companies and highly skilled migrants, scientific researchers and their families. We aim to facilitate a fast and smooth introduction of internationals to this region by providing comprehensive information. Together with our social and service partners we offer services covering the practical (formalities, finding a house, information meetings, Dutch language training) and social aspects of moving to another country.

ABOUT POM LIMBURG, the regional economic development agency

On behalf of the provincial government, the POM team develops innovative projects aimed at boosting the digital transformation of Limburg, decarbonising and making the region more scalable. They concentrate on seven key industries: logistics, manufacturing, creative, energy, healthcare, construction, circular and digital.
To achieve its objectives, POM Limburg connects businesses, employees, local governments, knowledge institutions and the civil society. As economic director of Limburg, POM Limburg is responsible for the development of new business parks, innovative campuses and business space master plans. The POM team supplies the economy with data, sets up future-oriented projects, connects businesses to the ecosystem, welcomes international businesses and brings together partners on platforms for every key sector. With digitisation and sustainability as a constant focus.


For whom?

  • PhD student and postdocs

When & where?

  • May 31, 2022
    • possible to book time slots (30 min) from 09:00 to 15:00
    • campus Diepenbeek, building D, room A104
  • June 22, 2022
    • possible to book time slots (30 min) from 09:00 to 16:30
    • campus Diepenbeek, building D, room A4


  • Closed since May 5, 2022.
  • As places are limited, registering does not automatically imply that you will be able to participate. You will be notified by email after the registration deadline has passed.
  • Please cancel your registration at least one week in advance in case you cannot make it (cf. cancellation & no-show policy).

Acknowledged as?

  • Because it concerns a brief individual advice session, this activity cannot be acknowledged within the framework of the doctoral school requirements.

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