EGF Programmes

Ireland has made 10 successful applications to the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF).  7 of these applications have been for workers made redundant in specifically named companies (i.e., Dell, Waterford Crystal, and SR Technics, Talk Talk, Andersen Ireland, Lufthansa Technik, PWA International and the other 3 EGF applications covered almost 9,000 workers and apprentices made redundant in three sectors of the construction industry.

9 EGF programmes – Dell, Waterford Crystal, SR Technics, Talk Talk, 3 Construction sub-sectors NACE 41, 43 and 71, Andersen Ireland and Lufthansa Technik- are now closed.

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 and will run until 19 June 2017.