Factsheet for case FR-2020-11/1286 – Updated – measures in France
|Country||France , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 13 March 2020 – 28 February 2021|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Active labour market policies, incl. subsidised job creation
|Author||Frédéric Turlan (IRshare) and Eurofound|
|Case created||16 October 2020 (updated 18 May 2021)|
Agefiph provides an exceptional assistance to support the employment of a disabled person on an apprenticeship or work-study contract ('contrat en alternance' or 'de professionalisation'). The aid supports companies wishing to continue apprenticeship contracts or work-study contract for people with disabilities following the COVID-19 crisis.
The aid is open to any employer under private law with fewer than 250 employees who, no later than 10 May 2020, has hired a disabled person who is a beneficiary of the employment obligation under Article L5212-13 of the French Labour Code or who has filed a request for recognition of his or her disability, whose apprenticeship or work-study contract or professional training contract is in progress on the date the request is filed and continues beyond 31 August 2020.
Amount of aid
The flat-rate financial assistance is assessed according to the age of the apprentice:
The flat-rate financial assistance is assessed according to the age of the beneficiary of the work-study contract:
The work-study contract is ongoing at the time of application and continues beyond 31 August 2020. The aid can be combined with aid for an apprenticeship contract or a work-study contract. The aid is temporary and non-renewable. The employer has to:
According to Agefiph, these aids have 'met with their public', with 19,000 beneficiaries at the end of 2020, including 1,014 for the aid for work-study students, 8,529 for the exceptional aid for training and 5,581 beneficiaries of the exceptional aid for setting up teleworking and financing specific prevention equipment.
||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Other social actors (e.g. NGOs)
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|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:
Peak-level social partners organisation participate to the management of the Agefiph. Therefore they are consulted on such measure.
Eurofound (2020), Exceptional aid to support the employment of a disabled person on an apprenticeship contract or a professionalisation contract, case FR-2020-11/1286 (measures in France), 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.