Factsheet for case CY-2020-45/1501 – measures in Cyprus
|Country||Cyprus , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 02 November 2020 – 31 March 2021|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Supporting businesses to get back to normal
– Enhancing employability and training
|Author||Loucas Antoniou (INEK) and Eurofound|
|Case created||30 November 2020 (updated 15 December 2020)|
The measure aims to support the human resource of businesses affected by the pandemic in order to improve and/or acquire new skills and knowledge. The scheme is implemented by the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus and it is based on the law provisions (Law 1999-2007, article 21) for the functioning of the Authority and the EU regulation (2013, articles 107 & 108, de minimis aid) EU1407/2013.
Within the frame of the scheme, businesses are able to organise intra-corporate training sessions in the following five thematic domains:
The basic provisions for participation are:
Participating businesses receive €1,000 for the cost of the identification of the business training needs, the development of the training plan and all other expenditures for the organization of the training. Additionally, for each training programme, participating businesses receive €12 per hour of training for each participant.
The total amount available for the scheme is €14 million.
Currently, there are no other information on the estimate number of businesses eligible to receive the payment.
|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||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
The Scheme and its related provisions, terms and eligibility criteria has been designed by the Human Resource Development Authority (HRDA) in coordination with the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurances. Social partners have not been invited into a consultation process for the definition of the scheme.
Social partners are in favour of measures that support business continuity through training and the further development of skills of employees. They appear supportive to the initiative and no reactions or disagreements on the provisions of the scheme have been recorded to this moment.
Eurofound (2020), Special training scheme for employees in sectors affected by the pandemic, case CY-2020-45/1501 (measures in Cyprus), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.