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 Phase Type
Labour market forecasting Darbo rinkos prognozės Lithuania Anticipation Provision of labour market information
Short-term labour market forecast Rövid távú munkaerőpiaci prognózis Hungary Anticipation Provision of labour market information
Labour Utilisation Survey Munkaerő-gazdálkodási Felmérés Hungary Anticipation Provision of labour market information
Széchenyi Card Programme Szechenyi Kartya Program Hungary Management Access to finance, Response to COVID-19, Support of companies' growth, Support of SMEs
Ad hoc cooperation agreement Egyedi együttműködési megállapodások Hungary Management Advice, Fostering mobility, Matching/Networking, Social Dialogue, Training
Territorial Employment Pacts Foglalkoztatási Paktum Hungary Anticipation Employment incentive, Fostering mobility, Matching/Networking, Territorial coordination, Training
Early risk management systems Risikofrüherkennungssysteme Germany Anticipation Provision of labour market information, Support of companies' growth
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Erkenning van Verworven Competenties (EVC) Netherlands Anticipation Fostering mobility, Recognition of informal and non-formal training
Sectoral training and development funds O&O-fondsen Netherlands Anticipation Advice, Employment incentive, Fostering mobility, Training
Mobility Centres Mobiliteitscentra Netherlands Management Transition to a climate-neutral economy, Fostering mobility, Matching/Networking, Support of SMEs, Territorial coordination, Training
Suspended employment in tourism/catering industry Προσωρινή αναστολή εργασιών στην Τουριστική/Επισιτιστική Βιομηχανία Cyprus Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers, Working time flexibility
Job rotation Job rotation Denmark Anticipation response to COVID-19, Training
Warning pool Varslingspuljen Denmark Management Response to COVID-19, Advice, Training
IDA Ireland IDA Ireland Ireland Anticipation Access to finance, Attracting investors, Matching/Networking
Job security councils Trygghetsråden Sweden Management Advice, Income support for workers, Matching/Networking, Start-up support, Training
The Public Employment Service's forecast (The Occupational Compass) Arbetsförmedlingen (Yrkeskompassen) Sweden Anticipation Provision of labour market information
Accrediting Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) Varasemate Õpingute ja Töökogemuse Arvestamine (VÕTA) Estonia Anticipation Recognition of informal and non-formal training
Annual forecast of the labour force and skills demand Tööjõu ja oskuste vajaduse prognoos Estonia Anticipation Provision of labour market information
Response service to collective redundancies Kollektiivsetele koondamistele reageerimise teenus Estonia Management Advice, Matching/Networking
Career consultations Karjeras konsultācijas Latvia Management Advice, Matching/Networking, Provision of labour market information, Training