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, 9 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 submitted final reports, 7 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.



On 19 June 2015 the Department of Education and Skills submitted its 10th application for EU co-funding under the EGF for a programme of guidance, training, education and enterprise supports for up to 108 persons made redundant from May 2014 to September 2015 at the former aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul facility of PWA International (PWAI) in Rathcoole, Co. Dublin and additionally for up to 108 unemployed young persons under the age of 25 years who are not currently in education, training or employment in the region. The EGF programme received final approval from the EU authorities in December 2015.

Information on the programme is available here.


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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