Consultation on European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF), 1 April 2016
Marian Harkin MEP and Rapporteur for the Report on the EGF will host a consultation on Friday 1 April with stakeholders from a cross section of Irish society to examine the operation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) 2007-2014 and to look at recommendations to improve it for the future. The event will be held in conjunction with the European Parliament Information Office in Ireland.
The EGF was set up to assist redundant workers to access education and training or to start their own business. The Fund provides support to people who lose their jobs as a result of major structural changes in world trade patterns due to globalisation, e.g. when a large company shuts down or production is moved outside the EU, or as a result of the global economic and financial crisis.
10 Irish beneficiaries of the EGF
7 were submitted on foot of large scale redundancy situations arising from the closure of facilities at Dell, Waterford Crystal, SR Technics (all in 2009), Talk Talk (2011), Andersen Ireland, Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland (2014) and PWA International (2015) respectively.
The other 3 applications were sectoral and provided supports for workers who were made redundant between July 2009 and March 2010 in sub-sectors of the construction industry namely:
- NACE 41 – workers and apprentices previously employed by companies involved in the construction of residential and non-residential buildings;
- NACE 43 – workers and apprentices previously employed in companies providing a range of trades allied to construction (e.g., plastering, carpentry, painting, roofing etc); and.
- NACE 71 – workers previously employed in companies providing architectural and engineering services.