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 Country Phase Type
Fund for the internationalisation of the company (FIEM) Fondo para la Internacionalización de la Empresa (FIEM) Spain Management Access to finance, Response to COVID-19, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs
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
Insolvency guarantee fund FOGASA Spain Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers
Social Insurance Fund (SIF) Social Insurance Fund (SIF) Ireland Management Income support for workers
Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Ochrana zaměstnanců před platební neschopností zaměstnavatele Czechia Management Income support for workers
Employees' Guarantee Fund Lønmodtagernes Garantifond Denmark Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers
Management Development Management Development Ireland Anticipation Access to finance, Advice, Support of companies' growth, Support of SMEs, Training
Guaranteed employee benefits fund Fundusz Gwarantowanych Świadczeń Pracowniczych Poland Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers
Protection of employees in case of insolvency of the employer Darbinieku aizsardzība darba devēja maksātnespējas gadījumā Latvia Management Income support for workers
Insolvency compensation Insolvenzgeld Germany Management Income support for workers
Guarantee fund for debt salaries Fondul de garantare pentru plata creanţelor salariale Romania Management Income support for workers
Wage guarantee fund Fundo de Garantia Salarial - FGS Portugal Management Income support for workers
Temporary reduction of working hours/suspension of employment contracts Redução dos períodos normais de trabalho/suspensão dos contratos de trabalho Portugal Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers, Training, Working time flexibility
The Public Scholarship, Development, Disability and Maintenance Fund of the Republic of Slovenia Javni štipendijski, razvojni, invalidski in preživninski sklad Republike Slovenije Slovenia Management Income support for workers
State guarantee for wages in case of insolvency Statsgaranti for lønnskrav ved konkurs Norway Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers
Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Παροχή λόγω αφερεγγυότητας του εργοδότη Greece Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers
Organisation of working time Διευθέτηση του χρόνου εργασίας Greece Management Response to COVID-19, Working time flexibility
Law for guaranteeing workers' and employees' receivables in the event of employer's insolvency Закон за гарантираните вземания на работниците и служителите при несъстоятелност на работодателя Bulgaria Management Income support for workers
Wage guarantee act Lönegarantilag Sweden Management Income support for workers
Working Conditions Fund Фонд 'Условия на труд' Bulgaria Anticipation Access to finance, Support of SMEs, Training

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