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 Countrysort ascending Phase Type
Partial unemployment benefit Subsídio de Desemprego Parcial Portugal Management Income support for workers, Working time flexibility
National Catalogue for Qualifications (CNQ) Catálogo Nacional de Qualificações (CNQ) Portugal Anticipation Recognition of informal and non-formal training
Wage guarantee fund Fundo de Garantia Salarial - FGS Portugal Management Income support for workers
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
Grants to SMEs to co-finance product certification costs on foreign market Dotacjia dla przedsiębiorców MŚP na dofinansowanie kosztów uzyskania certyfikatu wyrobu na rynku zagranicznym Poland Anticipation Access to finance, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs
Training fund in enterprises Zakładowy Fundusz Szkoleniowy (ZFS) Poland Anticipation Support for digitalisation, Support of SMEs, Training
Support for succession in family businesses Sukcesja w firmach rodzinnych Poland Management Access to finance, Advice, Support of business transfers, Support of SMEs
Guaranteed employee benefits fund Fundusz Gwarantowanych Świadczeń Pracowniczych Poland Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers
Provision of training Organizacja szkoleń Poland Management Access to finance, Income support for workers, Training
Special economic zones (SEZ) Specjalne strefy ekonomiczne (SSE) Poland Anticipation Access to finance, response to COVID-19, Attracting investors, Support of companies' growth, Support of SMEs, Territorial coordination
Innovation contracts Innovasjonskontrakter Norway Anticipation Access to finance, Fostering innovation, Matching/Networking, Support of companies' growth, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs
State guarantee for wages in case of insolvency Statsgaranti for lønnskrav ved konkurs Norway Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers
Innovation Norway Innovasjon Norge Norway Anticipation Access to finance, response to COVID-19, Support for digitalisation, Advice, Fostering innovation, Matching/Networking, Support of companies' growth, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs, Territorial coordination, Training
The Research Council of Norway (RCN) Norges Forskningsråd (NFR) Norway Anticipation Access to finance, Support for digitalisation, Transition to a climate-neutral economy, Fostering innovation, Matching/Networking, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs
SIVA (The Industrial Development Corporation of Norway) SIVA (Selskapet for industrivekst) Norway Anticipation Access to finance, response to COVID-19, Fostering innovation, Matching/Networking, Support of companies' growth, Support of SMEs, Territorial coordination
Altinn (Start and run business) Altinn (Starte og drive bedrift) Norway Anticipation Advice, Start-up support, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs
Export Credit Norway Eksportkreditt Norway Anticipation Access to finance, Support of companies' growth, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs
GIEK - The Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency GIEK - Garantiinstituttet for eksportkreditt Norway Anticipation Access to finance, Support of companies' growth, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs
Norwegian Innovation Clusters Norwegian Innovation Clusters (Klyngeprogrammet) Norway Anticipation Access to finance, Advice, Fostering innovation, Matching/Networking, Support of companies' growth, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs
In-house training (BIO) Bedriftsintern opplæring (BIO) Norway Management Access to finance, Response to COVID-19, Advice, Training

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