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
Industrial researchers Erhvervsforskere Denmark Anticipation Access to finance, Advice, Employment incentive, Fostering innovation, Matching/Networking, Support of companies' growth, Support of SMEs, Training
Enterprise Finland Yritys-Suomi Finland Anticipation Advice, Start-up support, Support of companies' growth, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs
Business Angels Business Angels Germany Anticipation Access to finance, Advice, Matching/Networking, Support of SMEs
Enterprise Ireland Mentor Network Enterprise Ireland Mentor Network Ireland Anticipation Advice, Matching/Networking, Support of companies' growth, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs
Luxembourg Business Angels Network (LBAN) Luxembourg Business Angels Network (LBAN) Luxembourg Anticipation Access to finance, Advice, Attracting investors, Matching/Networking, 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
Fiscal incentives for 'Business Angels' Incentivos fiscales para inversor ángel/padrino inversor Spain Anticipation Access to finance, Advice, Attracting investors, Matching/Networking, Support of SMEs
The Companies' Exchange Bourse d’entreprises Luxembourg Management Advice, Matching/Networking, Support of business transfers, Support of SMEs
Team Finland Team Finland Finland Anticipation Access to finance, Advice, Attracting investors, Matching/Networking, Provision of labour market information, Support of companies' growth, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs
BusinessInfo.cz – official Czech portal for business and exports BusinessInfo.cz – Oficiální portál pro podnikání a export Czechia Anticipation response to COVID-19, Advice, Attracting investors, Matching/Networking, Start-up support, Support of companies' growth, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs
Export Credit Insurance Organisation Programmes (ECIO) Προγράμματα του Οργανισμού Ασφάλισης Εξαγωγικών Πιστώσεων (ΟΑΕΠ) Greece Management Access to finance, Response to COVID-19, Support of companies' growth, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs
National exchange for craft opportunities Bourse Nationale des créateurs, des repreneurs , des cédants pour entreprendre dans l'artisanat (BNOA) France Management Matching/Networking, Support of business transfers, Support of SMEs
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
Transenterprise Transentreprise France Management Advice, Matching/Networking, Support of business transfers, Support of SMEs, Training
Company employment pacts Betriebliche Bündnisse für Arbeit Germany Anticipation Social Dialogue, Wage flexibility, Working time flexibility
Temporary layoff Lomautus Finland Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers, Working time flexibility
Statutory guarantee pay Statutory guarantee pay United Kingdom Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers, Working time flexibility
CzechInvest – Investment and Business Development Agency CzechInvest – Agentura pro podporu podnikání a investic Czechia Anticipation Access to finance, Advice, Attracting investors, Matching/Networking, Start-up support, Support of business transfers, Support of companies' growth, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs
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

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