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.
Operations
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English name Native name Countrysort ascending Phase Type
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
Public support for job seekers whose employment is at risk Javna pomoč za iskalce zaposlitve, katerih zaposlitev je ogrožena Slovenia Management Advice, Matching/Networking
Guarantee fund Garančný fond Slovakia Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers
SARIO (Slovak Investments and Trade Development Agency) Slovenská agentúra pre rozvoj investícií a obchodu Slovakia Anticipation Access to finance, response to COVID-19, Support for digitalisation, Advice, Attracting investors, Fostering innovation, Matching/Networking, Support of companies' growth, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs, Territorial coordination
Industrial parks and industrial zones Priemyselné parky a priemyselné zóny Slovakia Anticipation Access to finance, Advice, Attracting investors, Matching/Networking, Support of companies' growth, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs, Territorial coordination, Training
Contract agreements on work performed outside an employment relationship Dohody o prácach vykonávaných mimo pracovného pomeru Slovakia Management Working time flexibility
Annual working time account and short-time working to retain employees at temporary reduced workload Konto pracovného času a podpora udržania zamestnancov pri dočasnom nedostatku práce Slovakia Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers, Working time flexibility
Pre-redundancy counselling services - Law no. 76/2002 on unemployment benefit and employment stimulation Servicii de preconcediere – Legea nr. 76/2002 privind sistemul asigurărilor pentru şomaj şi stimularea ocupării forţei de muncă Romania Management Advice, Matching/Networking, Training
Consultancy and assistance for grassroot entrepreneurial or business initiatives, available upon request as legal, marketing, financial, management, etc., services - Law no. 76/2002 on unemployment benefit and employment stimulation Consultanţă şi asistenţă pentru începerea unei activităţi independente sau pentru iniţierea unei afaceri - Legea nr. 76/2002 privind sistemul asigurărilor pentru şomaj şi stimularea ocupării forţei de muncă Romania Management Advice, Start-up support
Builders’ Social House Casa Socială a Constructorilor (CASOC) Romania Management Income support for workers, Matching/Networking, Training, Working time flexibility
Temporary reduction of activity Reducerea temporară a activității Romania Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers, Working time flexibility
Guarantee fund for debt salaries Fondul de garantare pentru plata creanţelor salariale Romania Management Income support for workers
Information and Management System of the Education and Training Offer (SIGO) Sistema de Informação e Gestão da Oferta Educativa e Formativa (SIGO) Portugal Anticipation Provision of labour market information, Recognition of informal and non-formal training
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
Partial benefit for termination of activity Subsídio parcial por cessação de atividade Portugal Management Income support for workers
SME Academy Academia PME Portugal Anticipation Support for digitalisation, Advice, Support of companies' growth, Support of SMEs, Training
Time bank Banco de Horas Portugal Management Working time flexibility
Work Compensation Fund (FCT); Guarantee Fund for Work Compensation (FGCT) Fundo de Compensacão do Trabalho (FCT); Fundo de Garantia de Compensacão do Trabalho (FGCT) Portugal Management Income support for workers
Special Revitalisation Process (PER) Processo Especial de Revitalização (PER) Portugal Management Rescue procedures in case of insolvency
National Strategy for Environmental Education Estratégia Nacional de Educação Ambiental (ENEA2020) Portugal Anticipation Transition to a climate-neutral economy, Training

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