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 Phasesort descending Type
Wage guarantee fund Fundo de Garantia Salarial - FGS Portugal Management Income support for workers
Temporary dismissal of salaried employees Διαθεσιμότητα μισθωτών Greece Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers, Working time flexibility
Union Learning Fund (ULF) Union Learning Fund (ULF) United Kingdom Anticipation Support for digitalisation, Matching/Networking, Social Dialogue, Territorial coordination, Training
Information and Management System of the Education and Training Offer (SIGO) Sistema de Informação e Gestão da Oferta Educativa e Formativa (SIGO) Portugal Anticipation Provision of labour market information, Recognition of informal and non-formal training
Industrial researchers Erhvervsforskere Denmark Anticipation Access to finance, Advice, Employment incentive, Fostering innovation, Matching/Networking, Support of companies' growth, Support of SMEs, Training
Innovation contracts Innovasjonskontrakter Norway Anticipation Access to finance, Fostering innovation, Matching/Networking, Support of companies' growth, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs
Plato Ireland Plato Ireland Ireland Anticipation Matching/Networking, Support of companies' growth, Support of SMEs, Territorial coordination, Training
Alternative finance act Alternativfinanzierungsgesetz (AltFG) Austria Anticipation Access to finance, Start-up support, Support of companies' growth, 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
Loan from the programme ENERG of the The Czech-Moravian Guarantee and Development Bank Úvěr z programu ENERG Českomoravské rozvojové a záruční banky Czechia Anticipation Access to finance, Transition to a climate-neutral economy, Support of companies' growth, Support of SMEs
startupPlus startupPlus Slovenia Anticipation Access to finance, Advice, Fostering innovation, Matching/Networking, Start-up support, Support of companies' growth, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs, Training
IDA Ireland IDA Ireland Ireland Anticipation Access to finance, Attracting investors, Matching/Networking
Flexpool Flexpool Netherlands Anticipation response to COVID-19, Fostering mobility, Matching/Networking, Territorial coordination, Training, Working time flexibility
Enterprise Finland Yritys-Suomi Finland Anticipation Advice, Start-up support, Support of companies' growth, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs
Grants to SMEs to co-finance product certification costs on foreign market Dotacjia dla przedsiębiorców MŚP na dofinansowanie kosztów uzyskania certyfikatu wyrobu na rynku zagranicznym Poland Anticipation Access to finance, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs
Go:International Slovenia Go:International Slovenia Slovenia Anticipation Advice, Matching/Networking, Provision of labour market information, Support of companies' growth, Support of internationalisation, Training
Early Warning Scan Early Warning Scan Belgium Anticipation Advice, Support of internationalisation
go-digital go-digital Germany Anticipation Support for digitalisation, Advice, Fostering innovation, Support of SMEs
Impulse consulting for companies Impulsberatung für Betriebe (IBB) Austria Anticipation Access to finance, response to COVID-19, Advice
Competitiveness clusters Pole de compétitivité France Anticipation Fostering innovation, Matching/Networking, Support of companies' growth, Territorial coordination, Training

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