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. In most cases researchers are welcome to join as well.


A brief introduction to: Understanding the Swedish labour market.

We offer a workshop with EURES on 17 May at 15:00-16:00.

Sign up for the webinar here

Do you consider pursuing a career in Sweden and wish to gain insights on the Swedish labour market? If yes, join us for this webinar as you will get an overview of:

  • The main sectors, which ones have shortages or surpluses, the role of employers’ organisations and trade unions, labour law;
  • The working conditions, including contracts, salary, working hours, social codes at work;
  • What you should take into account when looking for work, how to find employers and vacancies, how to approach employers, which application documents you must have;
  • The unemployment insurance.

Read more at EURES Arbetsförmedlingen, the Swedish Public Employment Service

The webinar will be open for participants from other universities within the Swedish EURAXESS network.

The webinar is organized by the University of Gothenburg in collaboration with EURES.




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