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Factsheet for case FR-2020-11/1283 – measures in France

Exceptional support for training courses to support people with disabilities

Aide exceptionnelle au parcours de formation pour aider des personnes handicapées

Country France , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 13 March 2020 – 28 February 2021
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Protection of workers, adaptation of workplace
– Teleworking arrangements, remote working
Author Frédéric Turlan (IRshare) and Eurofound
Case created 15 October 2020 (updated 27 November 2020)

Background information

The aim of this support is to help and secure a disabled person in his or her training path. The aid is intended for people who are beneficiaries of "employment obligation" of disabled persons (under Article L5212-13 of the French Labour Code) or who have applied for recognition of their disability, engaged in distance learning, including trainees in vocational rehabilitation centres.

Content of measure

The support can be up to €500. It is intended to cover the capital expenditure needed to continue the training cycle. Expenditure may be reimbursed on production of supporting documents.

This is an exceptional financing measure intended to cover the equipment costs (computer, printer, internet connection, etc.) to be incurred as part of the distance learning programme.

Eligibility conditions

  • Expenses must be incurred during the pandemic period;
  • Aid is not subject to a mandatory prescription;
  • If the person is accompanied by an assistant, the assistant can relay the request.

Elements to be transmitted for the request

  • The quotation(s) or invoice for the expenses to be incurred ;
  • The title of beneficiary of the employment obligation or current application;
  • The certificate of follow-up drawn up by the training centre indicating that the training is being delivered as distance learning.

Use of measure

No information available.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Disabled workers
Does not apply to businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Other social actors (e.g. NGOs)
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Consulted Consulted
Form Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: Peak or cross-sectoral level


Social parters participate to the governance of Agefiph. Therefore they are consulted on such measures.

Views and reactions

No information.



Eurofound (2020), Exceptional support for training courses to support people with disabilities, case FR-2020-11/1283 (measures in France), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,

Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.