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 namesort descending Native name Country Phase Тип
The Growth Fund Vækstfonden Denmark Anticipation Access to finance, response to COVID-19, Attracting investors, Fostering innovation, Support of companies' growth, Support of SMEs
The Moravian-Silesian Employment Pact (MSEP) Moravsko-slezský pakt zaměstnanosti Czechia Anticipation Support for digitalisation, Advice, Attracting investors, Fostering innovation, Matching/Networking, Provision of labour market information, Territorial coordination, Training
The National Skills Database The National Skills Database Ireland Anticipation Provision of labour market information
The Public Employment Service's forecast (The Occupational Compass) Arbetsförmedlingen (Yrkeskompassen) Sweden Anticipation Provision of labour market information
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
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
The right of employers to reduce salary and working time Töötasu ja tööaja vähendamise õigus Estonia Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers, Working time flexibility
The Skills of tomorrow survey in industry and in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Enquêtes 'Qualifications de demain' dans l'industrie et les Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication (TIC) Luxembourg Anticipation Support for digitalisation, Advice, Provision of labour market information, Support of SMEs, Training
Time bank Banco de Horas Portugal Management Working time flexibility
Training account Cuenta de Formación Spain Anticipation Training, Working time flexibility
Training eligible costs (training aid) Opravdani troškovi usavršavanja (potpora za usavršavanje) Croatia Anticipation Access to finance, Support for digitalisation, Fostering innovation, Support of companies' growth, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs, Training
Training fund in enterprises Zakładowy Fundusz Szkoleniowy (ZFS) Poland Anticipation Support for digitalisation, Support of SMEs, Training
Transenterprise Transentreprise France Management Advice, Matching/Networking, Support of business transfers, Support of SMEs, Training
Transfer of personnel to companies within the same group Μεταφορά προσωπικού σε επιχειρήσεις εντός του ιδίου ομίλου Greece Management Response to COVID-19, Employment incentive, Matching/Networking, Working time flexibility
Transitional and qualification employment agencies Transfergesellschaften, Beschäftigungs- und Qualifizierungsgesellschaften Germany Management Response to COVID-19, Advice, Income support for workers, Matching/Networking, Training
Union Learning Fund (ULF) Union Learning Fund (ULF) United Kingdom Anticipation Support for digitalisation, Matching/Networking, Social Dialogue, Territorial coordination, Training
Union Learning Representatives (ULRs) Union Learning Representatives (ULRs) United Kingdom Anticipation Advice, Training
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
Vouchers for innovation consultancy Voucher per consulenza in innovazione Italy Anticipation Support for digitalisation, Advice, Fostering innovation, Support of companies' growth, Support of SMEs
Wage guarantee act Lönegarantilag Sweden Management Income support for workers