Welcome to the EGF Ireland Website

PLEASE NOTE that this website is no longer updated.  From 1st January 2021 information on all of the EU funds in Ireland have been amalgamated into one website www.eufunds.ie

Up to date information on the EGF can be found – here

The Competent Authority for the EGF in Ireland, the EGF Managing Authority unit of the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, closely monitors large redundancy situations nationwide in order to assess whether any sustainable case meeting the strict qualifying criteria might be considered for possible co-funded support from the EGF.


The European Commission has produced a video giving an overview of the European Globalisation Fund. The video can be seen at the following link: European Commission EGF Video


The Rules governing the EGF were amended in October 2019 to enable the Fund to support workers made redundant as a result of the likely economic disruptions caused by a withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union without a withdrawal agreement. Further information is available here.


Public Consultation for the ex-post Evaluation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund

In 2020 the European Commission carried out an evaluation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF).

As part of the evaluation, the Commission launched a survey to consult a wide range of stakeholders to make sure that all different views were included.

The public consultation was open to everyone whether they had previously heard about the existence of the EGF or not. It included both more general and targeted questions which is dependent on the level of familiarity with the EGF.

The public consultation ran until 16th September and the report is due to be published in 2021.

Current Programmes

Key Questions