Eurofound's EU PolicyWatch collates information on the responses of government and social partners to the COVID-19 crisis, the war in Ukraine, rising inflation, as well as gathering examples of company practices aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts.
Factsheet for measure FR-2015-1/2613 – measures in France
|Country||France , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 01 January 2015|
|Context||COVID-19, Restructuring Support Instruments|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Access to finance
|Author||Frédéric Turlan (IRshare) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||23 June 2022 (updated 29 November 2022)|
Launched in 2002 by the Institut supérieur des métiers (Higher Institute of Professions), the French Business Support and Economic Development Observatory, which then became the National Directory of Aids to Businesses and then simply the service, is a database providing information on public support instruments available for companies. Information can be filtered by region, sector, project and type of support.
Since 1 January 2015, the database of the Business Aid Observatory of the Institut supérieur des métiers (ISM) is available at www.aides-entreprises.fr. It is the reference database on financial aid to businesses, selected by the State. The Aides-entreprises.fr website offers complete and up-to-date information on more than 2,000 business grants, at local, national or European level, and directs applicants to the reference contact for each scheme. The site has been managed by CMA France since the end of 2019. CMA France is the national public establishment federating the network of chambers of trades and crafts. Aides-entreprises.fr is aimed at a number of economic players: businesses, particularly SMEs and VSEs; those with business start-up and takeover projects; and players wishing to provide information or new services for businesses.
The service has two main objectives:
The service website gives access to companies to a comprehensive database on available public support measures and provides information on how to avail of these measures. The website also offers guidelines on how to apply for public support schemes as well as updates on changes to existing schemes. It also provides with additional support tools: a mobile app, an online hiring cost simulator as well as a list of web resources.
The database includes 2,143 public financial support instruments available for companies (as of October 2022).
In the Ukraine war crisis context, it also includes a list of financial support tools put in place which are directly accessible from the website homepage.
The internet resources that are made available through the database facilitate access to information on public support for managers and entrepreneurs and help them to make informed decisions. Access to information is free of charge.
Since 2017, the service has been evolving towards an open data platform and provides, since April 2018, a free and unrestricted access to its data on public aids.
|Does not apply to workers||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Eurofound (2022), Business Support and Economic Development Observatory, measure FR-2015-1/2613 (measures in France), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/FR-2015-1_2613.html
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