The pan-European STOXX 600 index added 0.8%, steadying after snapping two weeks of gains on Friday.
Miners, technology and autos, among the hardest hit in the previous week, led early gains on Monday.
Focus shifts to a key inflation data from the world's biggest economy later in the week, after global stock markets were spooked by data on Friday that showed a large increase in U.S. employment.
Among other stocks, French utility company Veolia rose 3.3% as it confirmed it would sell Suez's UK waste business to Australia's Macquarie Group Ltd for around 2.4 billion euros ($2.4 billion).
(Reporting by Shreyashi Sanyal in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)