The European Commission has today proposed to provide Romania with €2.9m from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 1416 workers made redundant in Romania by SC Nokia Romania SRL and one of its suppliers with their return to employment.
The proposal now goes to the European Parliament and the EU's Council of Ministers for their approval.
The Romanian application relates to 1904 redundancies from SC Nokia Romania SRL and one supplier. Of all the redundant workers 1416 are expected to participate in the EGF co-funded measures.
The package will help the workers by offering them the services of the transition centre ''From JOB to Smart JOB"; information, counselling and vocational guidance; vocational training and training towards certification; entrepreneurship promotion and financial assistance for business start-up; mentoring and post-hiring support, as well as several types of allowances such as job-search, transport and internship allowances.
The total estimated cost of the package is approximately €4.5 million, of which the EGF would provide €2.9 million.
The Commission has also adopted today a proposal for the EGF to support workers made redundant by Nokia in Finland. In both cases the redundancies are driven by a transfer of production from Europe to Asia.