EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change


16 Jul, 2015
    • Germany
  • Organisation size


  • Establishment size


  • Type of restructuring
    • (Avoiding) bankruptcy
  • Ownership
    • Private
  • Involved actors

    • Trade union
    • Regional/local government
    • Public employment service
    • Education/training provider
    • European Commission
    • Private consultants
    • National government
  • Management of change activities
    • Wage flexibility measures
    • Transition of affected employees to other employers
    • Supporting the access to finance of the affected organisation
    • Support of start-ups by and business transfers to employees/support to establish workers cooperatives
    • Income support for affected workers
    • Diagnosis of the situation and designing change procedures
    • Multistakeholder communication and networking
    • (Re)training of affected employees

This report aims to compare EGF experiences in two countries: Germany and Finland. In both countries, changes in market patterns have affected mobile phone and component manufacturers, with BenQ in Germany and Perlos in Finland shifting production from Europe to low-cost countries in Asia with resulting large-scale factory closures and thousands of workers losing their jobs. The purpose of this case study is to explore the support measures implemented as a result of EGF intervention and the added value of the EGF in these two cases.

  • Regional aspects
  • Cross-border restructuring
  • European Globalisation Adjustment Fund