Dual Career and Spouse Support

Living in Europe | Access to the culture of the host country/language courses, Day care, schooling & family related issues | Sweden


One of the challenges when moving to a new country as an accompanying spouse, is finding an occupation for yourself and getting to know people and social networks. We have put together some information below, that we hope will be useful. If you need assistance and more information, please contact your nearest EURAXESS Centre.

Sweden and
the language


Swedish language courses

Labour market

Information and films about
working in Sweden
See Sweden.se


Information and films from
the Tax Agency
See Skatteverket.se

Read more about taxes

Social security

Information from the Social
Insurance Agency
See Försäkringskassan





Join a webinar on relevant topics, see below

A series of webinars has been put together by the Swedish EURAXESS network. Thanks to cooperation within the network, a EURAXESS Centre will share a virtual activity aimed for spouses. Of course, researchers are welcome to join as well.


The presentation will focus on:

*The Swedish pensions system (National, Occupational and Private)

*Insurances as part of the pensions system

*Top tips for pensions

*Rules for retirement

*Q&A session

N.B The information provided during the seminar is not applicable to scholarship holders.

Date and time: 22 Nov at 17:30-19:00

Registration for the webinar.

Lecturer:Friedrich Heger works since 2012 as a labour law specialist for trade unions, currently for the Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers (Sveriges Ingenjörer). His work involves negotiations with employers, members coaching and training of local union boards. Areas of expertise include pensions and higher education. Friedrich is based in Gothenburg.




Links to useful information




Dual Career Services at Swedish institutions and EURAXESS Centres

Dual career services aim to assist the partner/spouse of an international researcher with career planning and social integration.

Contact your EURAXESS Centre to see if they offer Dual Career Services.

Find personal assistance at the nearest EURAXESS Centre