Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

News 16/10/2013

Commission proposes €6.3 million from Globalisation Fund for former workers of Vestas Group in Denmark

The European Commission has proposed to provide Denmark with €6.3m from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 611 workers made redundant by the wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Group.

Wind turbines

The funds, requested by the Danish authorities, would help to finance a package of measures to assist these workers to find new jobs. The proposal now goes to the European Parliament and the EU's Council of Ministers for approval.

Denmark applied for support from the EGF to help 611 workers made redundant by the Danish Vestas Group. The EGF co-funded measures will be available to all the affected workers, offering them mentoring and coaching, horizontal training in general skills and individualised targeted training packages, help with business start-up, and subsistence and entrepreneurship allowances.

The total estimated cost of the package is €12.7 million, of which the EGF would provide half.

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