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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Time bank Banco de Horas Portugal Management Working time flexibility
In-house training (BIO) Bedriftsintern opplæring (BIO) Norway Management Access to finance, Response to COVID-19, Advice, Training
Benefits for one-person-enterprises (OPEs) Beihilfe für Ein-Personen-Unternehmen (EPU) Austria Management Access to finance, Employment incentive
Wage Guarantee Fund Bérgarancia Alap Hungary Management Income support for workers
Company employment pacts Betriebliche Bündnisse für Arbeit Germany Anticipation Social Dialogue, Wage flexibility, Working time flexibility
BMWi (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy) – Market development programme BMWi - Markterschließungsprogramm Germany Anticipation Advice, Matching/Networking, Support of companies' growth, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs
National Labour Exchange (Cliclavoro) Borsa Continua nazionale del lavoro (Cliclavoro) Italy Management Advice, Matching/Networking, Provision of labour market information
The Companies' Exchange Bourse d’entreprises Luxembourg Management Advice, Matching/Networking, Support of business transfers, 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
Federal funding for energy advice for SMEs Bundesförderung für Energieberatung im Mittelstand Germany Management Access to finance, Transition to a climate-neutral economy, Advice, Support of SMEs
Conciliation office Bureau de conciliation/Verzoeningsbureau Belgium Management Social Dialogue
Business Angels Business Angels Germany Anticipation Access to finance, Advice, Matching/Networking, Support of SMEs
Business Finland Business Finland Finland Anticipation Access to finance, response to COVID-19, Support for digitalisation, Advice, Attracting investors, Fostering innovation, Matching/Networking, 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
Restructuring card Carte de réduction 'Restructuration'/Verminderingskaart 'Herstructureringen' Belgium Management Employment incentive
Builders’ Social House Casa Socială a Constructorilor (CASOC) Romania Management Income support for workers, Matching/Networking, Training, Working time flexibility
Partial unemployment Částečná nezaměstnanost Czechia Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers, Working time flexibility
National Catalogue for Qualifications (CNQ) Catálogo Nacional de Qualificações (CNQ) Portugal Anticipation Recognition of informal and non-formal training
Re-employment units Cellules de reclassement France Management Advice, Fostering mobility, Matching/Networking, Start-up support, Training
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