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.

At end September 2016, Ireland had made 10 successful applications to the EGF, 9 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.

Final reports for the 2 other closed Irish EGF programmes – Andersen Ireland and Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland – are not due to be transmitted until November 2016 and March 2017 after which the formal winding up process will begin.


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.


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