Welcome to the EGF Ireland Website

The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) was established to support workers made redundant in EU member states as a result of the adverse effects of globalisation. Information about the EGF and the Regulations governing its operations is available here.

To date, Ireland has made 10 successful applications to the EGF, all of which have now closed. Final Reports for the 9 closed Irish EGF programmes can be seen under the ‘EGF programmes / Closed Programmes’ page. The most recently submitted Final Report was submitted to the European Commission on 16 March 2017 in respect of the completed Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland programme.  Of the 9 submitted final reports, 8 have since been supplemented by updated outcomes and longitudinal data facilitated by improved data inputs and revised methodologies. The release of this material is facilitated by the formal winding up of these programmes by the European Commission.

These reports can be found here.


The Final Report for the 10th Irish EGF programme, PWA International, is required to be submitted to the European Commission by 19 December 2017.



The Competent Authority for the EGF in Ireland, the EGF Managing Authority unit of the Department of Education and Skills, 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


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