EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Restructuring support instruments

Eurofound’s ERM database on support instruments for restructuring provides information on more than 300 measures in the Member States of the European Union and Norway. National governments, employers’ organisations and trade unions are among the bodies providing support for companies that need to restructure and the affected employees.

The support instruments are described in terms of their characteristics, involved actors, funding sources, strengths, weaknesses and outcomes. The aim is to inform governments, social partners and others involved about what kinds of support can be offered.

Research carried out prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020, and published subsequently, may include data relating to the 28 EU Member States. Following this date, research only takes into account the 27 EU Member States (EU28 minus the UK), unless specified otherwise.

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  • CountryEU 27 + UK and Norway
  • PhaseEither anticipation or management
    • Anticipationrefers to activities that help to prepare workers or companies for change.
    • Managementcovers activities required to handle a current restructuring event while minimising social costs. It refers to the steps involved in implementing an organisational change process.
  • Typethe range includes training, advice, help with access to finance, matching activities and other supports for companies and workers affected by restructuring
  • Fundingby national, local or regional governments; the European Union; social partners jointly or individually; companies in general or the specific employer undergoing restructuring
  • Involved actorsincluding national, regional or local government; social partners and public employment services.
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Engelsk navn Lokalt navn Country Phase Type
Redeployment leave Congé de Reclassement France Management Fostering mobility, Income support for workers, Training
National Vocational Qualifications Nacionalne poklicne kvalifikacije Slovenia Anticipation Recognition of informal and non-formal training
Employers' Offices Pisarne za delodajalce Slovenia Anticipation Advice, Employment incentive, Matching/Networking, Provision of labour market information, Support of companies' growth, Support of SMEs, Training
Training account Cuenta de Formación Spain Anticipation Training, Working time flexibility
Alternative finance act Alternativfinanzierungsgesetz (AltFG) Austria Anticipation Access to finance, Start-up support, Support of companies' growth, Support of SMEs
Partial benefit for termination of activity Subsídio parcial por cessação de atividade Portugal Management Income support for workers
Micro Invest Scheme Micro Invest Scheme Malta Anticipation Access to finance, Employment incentive, Fostering innovation, Start-up support, Support of companies' growth, Support of SMEs
Bilateral solidarity and occupational redeployment funds Fondi bilaterali di solidarietà o di supporto all'occupazione Italy Management Advice, Employment incentive, Income support for workers, Matching/Networking, Start-up support, Training
Going for Growth Going for Growth Ireland Anticipation Advice, Matching/Networking, Support of companies' growth
San Francisco Challenges Desafía San Francisco Spain Anticipation Advice, Fostering innovation, Matching/Networking, Start-up support, Support of companies' growth, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs, Training
BMWi (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy) – Market development programme BMWi - Markterschließungsprogramm Germany Anticipation Advice, Matching/Networking, Support of companies' growth, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs
Intellectual Property Attaché Network Intellectual Property Attaché Network United Kingdom Anticipation Advice, Support of companies' growth, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs
Grant scheme for demonstration projects, feasibility studies and investment preparatory studies (DHI) Subsidieregeling voor demonstratieprojecten, haalbaarheids- en investeringsvoorbereidingsstudies (DHI) Netherlands Anticipation Access to finance, Support of companies' growth, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs
The National Skills Database The National Skills Database Ireland Anticipation Provision of labour market information
Joint purchase training Yhteishankintakoulutus Finland Anticipation Support for digitalisation, Matching/Networking, Training
Outplacement Reclassement professionnel Belgium Management Advice, Matching/Networking, Social Dialogue, Training
Employment protection plan Plan de sauvegarde de l’emploi (PSE) France Management Response to COVID-19, Fostering mobility, Start-up support, Support of business transfers, Training, Working time flexibility
Redundancy intervention Redundancy intervention Malta Management Response to COVID-19, Advice, Fostering mobility, Matching/Networking, Training
Public support for job seekers whose employment is at risk Javna pomoč za iskalce zaposlitve, katerih zaposlitev je ogrožena Slovenia Management Advice, Matching/Networking
Helping hand loan Prêt coup de pouce Belgium Anticipation Access to finance, Attracting investors, Start-up support, Support of companies' growth, Support of SMEs