Factsheet for case AT-2020-22/1398 – measures in Austria
, applies regionally
|Time period||Open ended, started on 29 May 2020|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Supporting businesses to get back to normal
– Measures to support a gradual relaunch of work
|Author||Bernadette Allinger (Forba) and Eurofound|
|Case created||04 November 2020 (updated 28 April 2021)|
After the first lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic in spring, companies were slowly re-starting their businesses in May. In order to support their members with this step, the Federal Economic Chamber initiated a programme for SMEs in which they should be prepared for a "restart" in the regional state of Lower Austria.
The measure consists of an eight-hour consulting service by a certified company consultant, analysing the status quo and elaborating a plan for a successful restart. The following topics are in focus:
The aim of the consultation is to identify problem fields and develop first solutions in cooperation with the business owner. The measure, which costs €720 per consultation/per SME, is sponsored to 75% by the employer organisation, the regional section for Lower Austria of the Federal Economic Chamber.
|Does not apply to workers||
||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement as case not in social partner domain||Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative|
|Form||Not applicable||Any other form of consultation, institutionalised (as stable working groups or committees) or informal|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
This is a unilateral measure implented by the Federal Economic Chamber (Lower Austria section) for its member companies.
This is a unilateral support measure for members of the regional employer organisation.
Eurofound (2020), Employers organisation provides consulting services for SMEs to restart their business, case AT-2020-22/1398 (measures in Austria), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
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