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 LU-1984-22/2490 – measures in Luxembourg
|Country||Luxembourg , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 01 June 1984|
|Context||Green Transition, Digital Transformation, Restructuring Support Instruments|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Ensuring business continuity and support for essential services
– Smoothing frictions or reallocation of workers
|Author||Patrick Thill (LISER) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||23 June 2022 (updated 14 November 2022)|
The Clusters programme is ran by the National Agency for Innovation and Research in Luxembourg ( Luxinnovation ), the Ministry of the Economy and Ministry of Higher Education and Research funds the programme, with a contribution from FEDIL (Business Federation, Chamber of Commerce), Chamber of Crafts and the public research centres.
The aim of the cluster is to stimulate technological collaboration between companies and research around the concept of 'key technologies' and the building of 'clusters'. Activities vary across the individual clusters. Examples include regular networking events, conferences and workshops, and the provision of information about funding opportunities. The Luxembourg Cluster Initiative is one key element of the National R&D and Innovation Policy which brings together various clusters and innovation networks established in Luxembourg.
The aim is to strengthen economic sectors with high added value for Luxembourg. Their existence promotes the development of new business synergies that can contribute to the sustainable growth of the national economy.
This instrument is available to national companies (large companies and SMEs) and public research centres.
By way of example, clusters that have emerged are the following:
Currently, no evaluation or scientific studies have been conducted regarding the impact of clusters on employment figures.
|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|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Eurofound (2022), Clusters programme (Luxembourg Cluster Initiative), measure LU-1984-22/2490 (measures in Luxembourg), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/LU-1984-22_2490.html
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