European Globalisation Adjustment Fund for Displaced Workers
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European Globalisation Adjustment Fund for Displaced Workers

Welcome to the Maltese EGF website!

Created in 2007, the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) is a solidarity fund, which finances active labour market measures in the context of unforeseen and significant redundancies. It is outside the MFF ceilings, so it can be used in an emergency.
The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund provides support for people who lose their jobs due to major structural changes in world trade patterns due to globalization, e.g. when a large company closes, or production is moved outside the EU or following the global economic and financial crisis.
A financial contribution from the EGF can be granted for active labour market policy measures that are part of a coordinated package, designed to facilitate the reintegration of targeted beneficiaries, in particular the most disadvantaged among them, into employment or self-employment. Some of the measures include:
help with looking for a job
careers advice
education, training and re-training
mentoring and coaching
entrepreneurship and business creation
It can also provide training allowances, mobility/relocation allowances, subsistence allowances or similar support. The EGF does not co-finance social protection measures such as pensions or unemployment benefit.

Contact Information:

 Contact Name 
Funds and Programmes Division
The Oaks Business Cente,
Block B,
Triq Farsons,
Ħamrun, HMR 1321

2555 2634/ 2555 2603