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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İngilizce adı Yerel adı Country Phase Tür
Micro financing institution JOBS Микрофинансираща институция ДЖОБС Bulgaria Anticipation Access to finance, response to COVID-19, Start-up support, Support of SMEs
Interprofessional paritarian funds for continuous training Fondi paritetici interprofessionali per la formazione continua Italy Anticipation Social Dialogue, Training
Sector Skills Councils Sector Skills Councils United Kingdom Anticipation response to COVID-19, Advice, Matching/Networking, Provision of labour market information, Training
Union Learning Representatives (ULRs) Union Learning Representatives (ULRs) United Kingdom Anticipation Advice, Training
Labour consultant Arbetstagarkonsult Sweden Management Provision of labour market information, Social Dialogue
Flexpool Flexpool Netherlands Anticipation response to COVID-19, Fostering mobility, Matching/Networking, Territorial coordination, Training, Working time flexibility
Employer groups Groupement d’employeurs/werkgeversgroeperingen Belgium Anticipation Employment incentive, Fostering mobility, Matching/Networking, Territorial coordination, Working time flexibility
The Competence Development Fund in Industry Industriens Kompetenceudviklingsfond Denmark Anticipation response to COVID-19, Fostering mobility, Training
Skillnet Ireland Skillnet Ireland Ireland Anticipation Fostering innovation, Support of companies' growth, Support of SMEs, Training
Training fund in enterprises Zakładowy Fundusz Szkoleniowy (ZFS) Poland Anticipation Support for digitalisation, Support of SMEs, Training
Promoting the regional mobility of unemployed people for work reasons Nodarbināto personu reģionālās mobilitātes veicināšana Latvia Management Access to finance, Fostering mobility
Mini labour exchange Mini darbo birža Lithuania Management Advice, Matching/Networking, Provision of labour market information, Training
Work foundation (implacement) Arbeitsstiftung (implacement) Austria Anticipation Advice, Income support for workers, Matching/Networking, Training
Qualification barometer Qualifikationsbarometer Austria Anticipation Transition to a climate-neutral economy, Provision of labour market information
The right of employers to reduce salary and working time Töötasu ja tööaja vähendamise õigus Estonia Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers, Working time flexibility
Annual working time account and short-time working to retain employees at temporary reduced workload Konto pracovného času a podpora udržania zamestnancov pri dočasnom nedostatku práce Slovakia Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers, Working time flexibility
i2 - Business Angels i2 - Business Angels Austria Anticipation Access to finance, Advice, Fostering innovation, Matching/Networking, Start-up support, Support of companies' growth, Support of SMEs
Succession bourse Nachfolgebörse Austria Management Advice, Matching/Networking, Support of business transfers, Support of SMEs
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
PLATO PLATO Belgium Anticipation Advice, Support of SMEs