Welcome to the Europe pages.


The CIPD currently has members in: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.


Useful links

BBC News - Europe
News website with links to country profiles for the region.

European Central Bank
Provides labour market indicators including employment and unemployment figures, consumer prices and residential property prices for countries within the Euro zone. Also has exchange rates, interest rates and other financial market data.

European Commission
Provides information on the rights of workers moving within the EU and information on the restrictions on workers from the countries that joined the EU more recently. Has an overview of the rights of nationals from countries outside the EU about working in EU countries. Gives information on conditions applying if you are temporarily sent to work in another EU Member State as a posted worker.

European Commission -  ‘Your Europe - Business’
Provides information about setting up a business, tax, managing staff, dealing with mergers and transferring ownership of a business for each EU country.

European Court of Human Rights
Provides free access to the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights, the European Commission of Human Rights and the Committee of Ministers.  The judgments, decisions, resolutions and reports of these bodies are held in the HUDOC database.

European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO)
Provides news and feature articles, comparative studies, annual updates on working time, thematic and sectoral analyses and EIRObserver bulletin. 
European Union
A  huge website, so the A-Z index is a useful way to navigate. The Employment and Social Affairs section gives access to summaries of EU legislation, policy and full text case law and  legislation.  

Federation of European Employers
Has some free information on HR issues including pay in Europe. The European HR knowledge base (members only) provides information on HR practice and employment law across Europe.
With the FedEE Jobsworth 'app' you can find basic gross hourly pay levels for jobs in  medium-large private sector companies in 47 countries in Europe.  While the lite vsersion covers the UK and Ireland. Jobs are evaluated  then related to the national pay market economic sectors.

Globe Law and Business
Has produced Company formation: a practical global guide which looks at Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Luxembourg, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Panama, Poland, Romania, Singapore, South Africa and Sweden amongst others.


EU employment advice

03330 431 216 Helpline provided by LAW Express enables CIPD members to access European employment advice.


International members services

Information about services and benefits for overseas members


CIPD International resources

Access CIPD factsheets, podcasts, research reports, books, and surveys on international issues as well as links to industry profiles and country reports.