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 descending Phase Type
Succession bourse Nachfolgebörse Austria Management Advice, Matching/Networking, Support of business transfers, Support of SMEs
Eco-circular cheque Chèque éco-circulaire Belgium Anticipation Transition to a climate-neutral economy, Advice, Fostering innovation, Matching/Networking, Support of companies' growth, Support of SMEs
Early Warning Scan Early Warning Scan Belgium Anticipation Advice, Support of internationalisation
Employer groups Groupement d’employeurs/werkgeversgroeperingen Belgium Anticipation Employment incentive, Fostering mobility, Matching/Networking, Territorial coordination, Working time flexibility
Conciliation office Bureau de conciliation/Verzoeningsbureau Belgium Management Social Dialogue
Wage guarantee in case of employer insolvency L'indemnisation des travailleurs licenciés en cas de fermeture d'entreprises/Vergoeding van de in geval van Sluiting van Ondernemingen ontslagen werknemers Belgium Management Income support for workers
Reconversion cells Tewerkstellingcel/Cellule de Reconversion Belgium Management Advice, Fostering mobility, Matching/Networking, Start-up support, Territorial coordination, Training
Temporary unemployment Chômage partiel/Tijdelijke werkloosheid Belgium Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers, Working time flexibility
Centre for enterprises in difficulty Centre pour Entreprises en difficulté/ Centrum voor Ondernemingen in moeilijkheden Belgium Management Response to COVID-19, Advice, Support of SMEs
Restructuring card Carte de réduction 'Restructuration'/Verminderingskaart 'Herstructureringen' Belgium Management Employment incentive
Redundancy allowance for closing businesses Indemnité de fermeture/sluitingsvergoeding Belgium Management Income support for workers
Change of employer in case of takeover of assets after bankruptcy Changement d'employeur en cas de reprise d'actif après faillite/Verandering van werkgever in geval van overname van activa na faillissement Belgium Management Employment incentive, Income support for workers, Support of business transfers
Outplacement Reclassement professionnel Belgium Management Advice, Matching/Networking, Social Dialogue, Training
Business transfer platform Overnamemarkt/Plateforme de transmission Belgium Management Advice, Matching/Networking, Support of business transfers, Support of SMEs
SOWACCESS (Walloon company of business acquisitions and disposals) SOWACCESS (Société Wallone d’Acquisitions et Cessions d’Entreprises) Belgium Management Advice, Matching/Networking, Support of business transfers, Support of SMEs
Ecodynamic Enterprise Label Label Entreprise Ecodynamique/Label Ecodynamische Onderneming Belgium Anticipation Transition to a climate-neutral economy
Collective Research Centres - promotion of patents unit Collectieve Onderzoekscentra - promotie octrooicel/Centres de Recherche Collective - promotion cellule brevets Belgium Anticipation Advice, Fostering innovation, Matching/Networking, Support of SMEs
Easy'green Easy'green Belgium Management Access to finance, Transition to a climate-neutral economy, Advice, Support of SMEs
PLATO PLATO Belgium Anticipation Advice, Support of SMEs
Helping hand loan Prêt coup de pouce Belgium Anticipation Access to finance, Attracting investors, Start-up support, Support of companies' growth, Support of SMEs

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