The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) was set up in 2006 to express EU solidarity with workers affected by mass redundancies triggered by shifting world trade patterns. The scope of the Fund was later widened to include also mass lay-offs caused by the Economic and Financial Crisis. Between 2007 and 2014, the European Commission approved 134 EGF applications from Member States, who requested EUR 561.1 million to support 122 121 redundant workers. The EGF measures are delivered in a combination of projects run by national and/or regional authorities. This leaflet seeks to highlight activities supported by the EGF in 2013-14. The information presented is based on the Biennial Report on the EGF which the Commission submitted to the European Parliament and the Council on 22 July 2015.
This publication is available only in electronic version in English.Catalog N. : KE-01-15-567-EN-N