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CAPACITY BUILDING SEMINAR
Supporting youth in entrepreneurship
Bistra VALCHANOVA
22 September 2014
Brussels
EGF – Applicat...
• EGF – European Globalisation Adjustment Fund - established by the European
Parliament and the Council in 2006 / operatio...
• Who pays the rest? ? The MS, the region, the local authorities, private funds
• Implementation period? 24 months from ap...
• 132 applications received (2007 to date)
• from 20 Member States
• concerning 36 sectors (most common : automotive, text...
EGF in 2014 ( cut-off date 19 September )
•16 applications received
•from 9 Member States
•concerning 16 different sectors...
Eligible measures:
-tailor-made training and retraining, including information and
communication technology skills and cer...
• The costs of the measures under point (b) may not exceed 35 %
of the total costs for the coordinated package of personal...
DG EMPL – C2 – EGF
empl-egf-info@ec.europa.eu
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION
EGF – Applications received since 2007EGF – sup...
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EGF - Supporting Youth Entrepreneurship

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The aim of this High-Level Capacity Building Seminar is have an international exchange of information on inclusive entrepreneurship actions across the European Union and on how the European Union Structural Funds can be used to support actions that combine entrepreneurship promotion and social inclusion.

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EGF - Supporting Youth Entrepreneurship

  1. 1. CAPACITY BUILDING SEMINAR Supporting youth in entrepreneurship Bistra VALCHANOVA 22 September 2014 Brussels EGF – Applications received since 2007EGF – supporting youth entrepreneurship
  2. 2. • EGF – European Globalisation Adjustment Fund - established by the European Parliament and the Council in 2006 / operational since 2007 / renewed in 2013 for the period 2014 to 2020 – Regulation (EC) 1309/2013 • Objective: To help workers losing their jobs due to the impact of globalisation or the global financial and economic crisis to find new jobs as soon as possible • Who can apply? The Member State • What can the application be for ? Active LM policy measures • How much can the EGF pay? 60 % of the total cost EGF – Applications received since 2007EGF – supporting youth entrepreneurship
  3. 3. • Who pays the rest? ? The MS, the region, the local authorities, private funds • Implementation period? 24 months from application date • Conditions: - at least 500 redundancies over a 4-month period (including suppliers and customers affected), or at least 500 redundancies over a 9 month period, particularly in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in a NACE 2 division (sectoral definition) in one region or two contiguous regions at NUTS II level (regional definition) • By way of derogation and for a limited period only ( 31 December 2017) young people who are neither in employment, nor in education or training (NEETs) can be conditionally eligible to participate in EGF funded measures EGF – Applications received since 2007EGF – supporting youth entrepreneurship
  4. 4. • 132 applications received (2007 to date) • from 20 Member States • concerning 36 sectors (most common : automotive, textiles, machinery and equipment, printing industry) • some 112 000 redundant workers targeted • some EUR 559 million requested • most applications from Spain (21), Netherlands (17) and Italy (13) • EGF Contact Persons in all Member States • evaluation for 2007-2013 to be presented at the end of this year • web site http://ec.europa.eu/egf/ EGF – Applications received since 2007EGF – supporting youth entrepreneurship
  5. 5. EGF in 2014 ( cut-off date 19 September ) •16 applications received •from 9 Member States •concerning 16 different sectors •some 11200 workers targeted •2493 NEETs targeted in 6 applications ( GR, IT, IE ) •some 58 MEUR requested •measures to support entrepreneurship – in 13 of the applications •no specific breakdown for the NEETs EGF – Applications received since 2007EGF – supporting youth entrepreneurship
  6. 6. Eligible measures: -tailor-made training and retraining, including information and communication technology skills and certification of acquired experience, job-search assistance, occupational guidance, advisory services, mentoring, outplacement assistance, entrepreneurship promotion, aid for self-employment, business start-ups and employee take-overs, and co-operation activities; -special time-limited measures, such as job-search allowances, employers' recruitment incentives, mobility allowances, subsistence or training allowances EGF – Applications received since 2007EGF – supporting youth entrepreneurship
  7. 7. • The costs of the measures under point (b) may not exceed 35 % of the total costs for the coordinated package of personalised services listed in this paragraph. • The cost of investments for self-employment, business start-ups and employee take-overs may not exceed EUR 15 000. • The design of the coordinated package of personalised services should anticipate future labour market perspectives and required skills. The coordinated package should be compatible with the shift towards a resource-efficient and sustainable economy. EGF – Applications received since 2007EGF – supporting youth entrepreneurship
  8. 8. DG EMPL – C2 – EGF empl-egf-info@ec.europa.eu THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION EGF – Applications received since 2007EGF – supporting youth entrepreneurship

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