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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English name Native name Country Phasesort descending Type
National Ownership Transfer Point Nacionalno točko za prenos lastništva Slovenia Anticipation, Access to finance, Advice, Support of business transfers, Support of SMEs
Short-time working allowances (Ordinary Wages Guarantee Fund – CIGO –, and Extraordinary Wages Guarantee Fund – CIGS –, Derogatory Wages Guarantee Fund - CID -, solidarity contracts, solidarity funds) Ammortizzatori sociali in costanza di rapporto di lavoro (Cassa integrazione guadagni ordinaria – CIGO –, straordinaria – CIGS – e in deroga - CID -, contratti di solidarietà, fondi di solidarietà) Italy Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers, Working time flexibility
Warning pool Varslingspuljen Denmark Management Response to COVID-19, Advice, Training
Labour consultant Arbetstagarkonsult Sweden Management Provision of labour market information, Social Dialogue
Temporary layoff Lomautus Finland Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers, Working time flexibility
House for Business Creation and Transfer Maison de la Création et de la Transmission d'Entreprises (MCTE) France Management Advice, Start-up support, Support of business transfers, Support of SMEs
Guarantee fund Garančný fond Slovakia Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers
Unit for the management of disputes concerning enterprises facing difficulties Unità per la Gestione delle Vertenze delle Imprese in Crisi (UGV) Italy Management Advice, Monitoring of redundancies, Social Dialogue, Territorial coordination
Temporary reduction of working hours/suspension of employment contracts Redução dos períodos normais de trabalho/suspensão dos contratos de trabalho Portugal Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers, Training, Working time flexibility
Rotating employment Εκ περιτροπής εργασία Greece Management Response to COVID-19, Working time flexibility
Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme (EFG) Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme (EFG) United Kingdom Management Access to finance, Response to COVID-19, Support of SMEs
Partial activity Activité partielle France Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers, Support of SMEs, Training, Working time flexibility
Monitored dismissals and solidarity allowance (training and retraining for workers threatened by redundancies programmes) Program zwolnień monitorowanych oraz dodatek solidarnościowy Poland Management Response to COVID-19, Matching/Networking, Training
Act governing the rescue and restructuring aid for companies and cooperatives in difficulty Zakon o pomoči za reševanje in prestrukturiranje gospodarskih družb in zadrug v težavah Slovenia Management Access to finance, Rescue procedures in case of insolvency, Training
Statutory guarantee pay Statutory guarantee pay United Kingdom Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers, Working time flexibility
Fund for the protection of employees' rights in case of employer's insolvency Ταμείο για την Προστασία των Δικαιωμάτων των Εργοδοτουμένων σε περίπτωση Αφερεγγυότητας του Εργοδότη Cyprus Management Income support for workers
Remaining in employment - co-financing employment with another employer Ostanak u zaposlenosti – sufinanciranje zapošljavanja kod drugog poslodavca Croatia Management Employment incentive, Support of SMEs
Insolvency income fund Insolvenz-Entgelt-Fonds Austria Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers
The Public Scholarship, Development, Disability and Maintenance Fund of the Republic of Slovenia Javni štipendijski, razvojni, invalidski in preživninski sklad Republike Slovenije Slovenia Management Income support for workers
Workers' claims insurance fund Fond za osiguranje radnickih trazbina Croatia Management Income support for workers