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Commission proposes €2.6 million from Globalisation Fund to help workers in the Italian motorcycle industry

19/10/2012 Motorbikes

The European Commission has today proposed to release €2.6 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 502 redundant workers from ten motorcycle manufacturers in the Italian region of Emilia Romagna with their re-integration into the labour market.

The proposal now goes to the European Parliament and the EU's Council of Ministers for their approval.

Italy applied for support from the EGF for 512 workers made redundant by ten manufacturers of motorcycles, spare parts and components in the region of Emilia Romagna.

The package of personalised EGF co-funded measures aims to help the workers by offering them vocational guidance, training and re-qualification services, assistance with active job search and outplacement, entrepreneurship promotion and jobseeker allowances. 502 redundant workers who have not yet found a new job will be eligible to receive assistance from the EGF.

The total cost of the package is estimated at €4 million, to which the EGF would contribute €2.6 million.

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