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EGF Open Public Consultation

The European Commission is undertaking a public consultation to support its Mid-term Evaluation of the EGF, which covers EGF activities in 2014-2015.   This consultation will inform the assessment of the operation of the EGF in terms of its effectiveness, sustainability, efficiency, coherence, relevance and EU added value.    It will also shape the future development of the EGF.  Anyone can contribute and the Commission is particularly interested in hearing from those eligible for EGF supports and those involved in delivering these supports.

Views can be offered up to 18th August 2016.  The survey can be accessed here https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/17045339-75a7-d898-9c7b-1aaf7cf27875

The full consultation document is available here

http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&catId=699&consultId=24&visib=0&furtherConsult=yes&path=cms&preview=cHJldkVtcGxQb3J0YWwhMjAxMjAyMTVwcmV2aWV3

The Irish EGF Managing Authority encourages you to take part in this consultation process.

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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.

At end June 2016, Ireland had made 10 successful applications to the EGF, 8 of which have now closed. Final Reports for the first 7 closed Irish EGF programmes can be seen under the ‘EGF programmes / Closed Programmes’ page. The final reports, which were legally required to be transmitted to the European Commission within 6 months of programme completion, have 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.

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On 16 May 2014 the Department of Education and Skills submitted its 8th application seeking co-financing assistance from the EGF for workers made redundant in late 2013 at the Andersen Ireland jewellery facility in Rathkeale, Co. Limerick. The EGF Andersen programme was launched by Minister Ciarán Cannon on 9 June 2014. The EGF programme received final approval from the EU authorities in December 2014. The programme ended on 16 May 2016.

Information on the programme is available here.

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On 19 September 2014 the Department of Education and Skills submitted its 9th application for EU co-funding under the EGF for a programme of guidance, training, education and enterprise supports for up to 424 persons made redundant from late 2013 to mid 2014 at the former aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul facility of Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland (LTAI) in Rathcoole, Co. Dublin and additionally for up to 200 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 April 2015.

Information on the programme is available here.
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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.
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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.

 

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