As an EU national, you do not need a work permit to work in another EU country and live there for that purpose.
Your right to work in the EU might be temporarily restricted if you are a national of:
Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia
If you work in another EU country, you and your family automatically have the right to live there. Any conditions that do apply depend on whether you have an employment contract or are self-employed.
If you have an employment contract
You have the right to live in another EU country, even if you do not work full-time or your employment contract has a fixed term.
If you are self-employed
You have the right to live in another EU country if you engage in a stable and continuous economic activity there. As a self-employed person, you might need to have your professional qualifications recognized. The formalities required of self-employed workers still vary widely within the EU.
As a migrant worker, you and your family are entitled to the same social advantages as native workers from the first day you are employed in your new country.
Social advantages include benefits:
granted to nationals of the country because they are employed
granted to workers and their families because they reside in the country
not directly connected to employment (the right to be accompanied by unmarried partners, railway fare-reduction schemes for large families, benefits for disabled adults, etc.).
You may also be eligible for non-financial benefits (e.g. the right to require that legal proceedings take place in a specific language).
Losing your job while working abroad
If you lose your job while living in another country, you can retain your right to work and live there if you are:
temporarily unable to work because of an illness or accident
registered with the relevant employment office as involuntarily unemployed after having been employed for more than 1 year – or less if you had a fixed-term contract
registered with the relevant employment office as involuntarily unemployed after having had a fixed-term contract of less than 1 year; or if you lost your job during the first 12 months and have registered with the relevant employment office (in the latter case, you retain the right to work for at least 6 months)
beginning vocational training (if you are not involuntarily unemployed, the training must be related to previous employment).
If you have problems, you can always contact our law office.