What is the best European country for an American to move to?

Question by K. D. M.: What is the best European country for an American to move to?

I am a professional-level/two degree graphic designer who is looking for lower crime and better educational opportunities for my gifted son.

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Answer by Joey
Depends what your reasons for moving are, you will have to give more details? Are you looking for secularism? More civil liberties? Lower crime? This question can’t be answered without more details.

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Nor-Shipping’s Ocean Talent Camp
career opportunity norway

Image by Oslo Rådhus (Rådhusets forvaltningstjeneste)
10.000 skoleelever var innom Rådhusplassen fra 3. juni til 7. juni. Nor-Shippings "Ocean Talent Camp" introduserte ungdommene til karrieremuligheter innenfor shippingbransjen.

Approximately 10.000 students visited Nor-Shipping’s "Ocean Talent Camp" during its event in the City Hall Square in June 2013. The exhibition introduced students to career opportunities in the shipping industry, one of Norway’s most important and historically significant occupations.

Photo credit: Siri H. Hollekim Haaland / Rådhusets forvaltningstjeneste (City Hall General Services)

Question by lionel: Can someone please send me all the requirements or studies i need to become a soccer club manager?
i am a football [ uk ] soccer [ usa ] fan, EPL is my fav league, i did alot to come up and play football as a professional carrier but in india its impossible atleast for now.
i would like to stick to football field so give me all the jobs i can grab and stay around football and its requirements. thank you’ll in advance

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How about an MBA in Football?

No kidding, there really is a course titled ‘MBA in Football Industries’ offered by the University of Liverpool
Does the name ring a bell? Its located in Liverpool, home of Liverpool FC


Career prospects

Many MBA Football Industries graduates now work in commercial and marketing roles in football clubs, associations, and specialist sports marketing firms. Other career opportunities lie in consultancy, media companies, agencies, corporate communications, human resources management, and freelance work. Specific examples are detailed as follows:

Liverpool FC, Arsenal FC, Burnley FC, Chelsea FC, Everton FC, Leeds United, Glasgow Rangers, Fulham FC, Charlton Athletic, Manchester City, Preston North End, Reading FC, Bristol City, Hull City, Gillingham FC, Rhyl FC, Southend United, Tranmere Rovers, Wycombe Wanderers FC, York City, Shenhua FC, Sichuan FC, Chonqing Lifan FC and Dalian Shide (all China), FC Seoul and Incheon United FC (both S.Korea), FC Tokyo (Japan), Tours FC (France), Venezia AC (Italy), Feyenoord and FC Zwolle (Netherlands), FC Basel (Switzerland), Hamburger SV and St Pauli FC (Germany), Galatasaray (Turkey), AEK Athens, Ethnikos Pireos (Greece), Atlético Mineiro and Atlético Paranaense (Brazil), FC Lyn Oslo and Grüner FC (Norway), Hearts of Oak (Ghana).

FIFA, UEFA, The Football Associations of – England, Wales, China, The Netherlands, Australia, Switzerland, Angola and the British Virgin Islands, The Football League, The Scottish Premier League, The Netherlands Football League, Bedfordshire County FA, The Asian Football Confederation, Women’s Soccer Initiative Inc..

The BBC, Sky Sports, SportFive, The Financial Times, Reuters, O Globo, Associated Press, ESPN Brazil, The Korean Broadcasting System, Premium TV, Apace Media, Soccer Investor, Football Insider, Sports & Entertainment TV.

St Helens Rugby League FC, Sale Sharks RUFC, The Brazilian Olympic Association, The Lawn Tennis Association, Racing UK Ltd., Pallacanestro Reggiana Basketball Club, Austrian Handball Association

The Professional Footballers Association, UK Sport, Deloitte and Touche (in Manchester and Brazil), Sport England, IMG, Adidas, Nike (UK), Football Marketing & Management International, Platia Sports Marketing, Icons, Sport+Markt, Zone Marketing, As a Team (Greece), Traffic Marketing Esportivo (Brazil), ENIC, Vantis Sports Solutions, Mizuno Group (Japan), Amazing Sports Lab (Madrid), The Norwegian Ministry of Sport, Wembley Stadium Development Co, Octagon, Soccerex, Reward (Sports Loyalty Card), Mass Premier Soccer, Florida Soccer Schools, Fantasy League Ltd., Nationwide, and others in marketing companies dealing with football accounts. Some students have also gone on to work on a free lance basis as consultants or agents.

Otherwise, if you re still physically fit, perhaps you could think of a career as a referee.



Are you from India? If so, you could also try contacting Abhijit Kadam Football Development Centre in Pune for refereeing courses that can help you become an FA referee




The English Premier League is the top tier of English football, and possibly the world; so keep in mind that only the best can be associated with the EPL.

I wish you all the best.

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One comment on “What is the best European country for an American to move to?

  1. That depends on your education, career and language skills. Countries in the EU all have similar (strict) rules about non-European workers. The job first must be advertised locally, and you can only be hired if no suitable applicants apply. With mostly open borders for workers within the EU, this rarely happens. You need company sponsorship in most cases to get a work/residence permit. Most Americans here on working permits were transferred by their US company. This is less common now with such bad economies in Europe, and the position still has to meet the above requirements. You should know that the economy of many countries in Europe is currently no better than the US (and sometimes worse, the unemployment rate in Spain is around 20%).

    There are a couple of exceptions to company sponsorship. The UK has a points-based system for those with at least a Master’s degree. You can see if you meet the requirements here:

    Outside the EU, the rules vary but aren’t necessarily less strict. Norway has similar rules to EU countries, except the company doesn’t have to prove there were no suitable local applicants unless quotas for that year are already filled (which rarely happens).

    However, the working language is almost always the local language. Your search will be limited to areas where you speak/understand the language (except in some fields like engineering and sciences, which have many international workers). Even if the company is international and uses some English at work, people that speak both English and other pertinent languages will have an edge over you.

    I read on your profile that you’re a graphic designer. If you’re very good with an impressive portfolio and unusual skills, you might be able to find work. Otherwise, there are many graphic designers in Europe, and it won’t be easy finding a job with no suitable European applicants. I’ve known only one American graphic designer who managed a work permit here, but he was truly at the top of his area (typography, which is more unusual and thus has fewer designers) with very specialist skills.

    Edit: You’ll get lower crime in most of Europe, compared to large US cities. As for your son, it’s hard to say. I was in the gifted program in the US and it was exceptional compared to that level of schooling in the European countries I’ve lived in, but I went to one of the then top 100 high schools in the US. The overall schooling is better here, in my opinion, but there are fewer opportunities for GT students. The UK has some excellent schools, if you’re willing to pay for them. Scandinavia has great schools, but the focus is on bringing everyone up to an acceptable level, not challenging the top students.

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