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Factsheet for measure LU-2020-22/1659 – Updated – measures in Luxembourg
|Country||Luxembourg , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 28 May 2020 – 31 December 2021|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Reorientation of business activities
– Change of production/Innovation
|Measure added||05 January 2021 (updated 25 January 2022)|
Fit 4 Resilience is a program launched within the framework of the national economic revival policy "Neistart Lëtzebuerg" and offers in-depth support for businesses of a certain size, particularly affected by the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Its aim is to enable them to manage their way out of the crisis and to envisage a longer term development strategy, integrating a more digital, circular and regional approach. Originally scheduled to end on 31 December 2020, it has been extended until 31 December 2021. Legal framework: Law of 17 May 2017 on the renewal of aid schemes for research, development and innovation (Loi du 17 mai 2017 ayant pour objet le renouvellement des régimes d'aides à la recherche, au développement et à l'innovation, Mémorial A 544 du 02/06/2017.
The objective is to support companies in relaunching their activities within a strategic plan to make them more resilient. The program is aimed at businesses of a specific size (turnover, number of wage-earners, …) within the Luxembourg ecosystem which have been structurally impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
The support takes the form of carrying out a diagnosis of the business's strategic positioning (positioning in the ecosystem, its products, its customers, its supply and distribution channels) to anticipate the impact of the crisis and carry out a reflex ion on the perspective of a more digital, circular and regional approach.
Eligibility criteria are: being active in Luxembourg, have a valid business permit, and the law must exclude the activity on the establishment of a de minima aid scheme; or the law on an aid scheme for small and medium-sized enterprises.
The program commits paying 50% of the consultancy costs. The costs are estimated between a minimum of €6,000 and a maximum of €30,000 depending on the number of working days (5 to 25 working days foreseen) provided by a consultant from a pre-selected list.
Until November 2020, more than 50 companies has contacted the programme management. 15 of them have concretely started the process and 3 have completed it. 1,880 people are working in these companies, which are active in the food industry, trade, logistics, crafts, construction, the wood industry and health technology. In addition, 25 consulting firms have been accredited.
|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:
Eurofound (2021), Fit 4 Resilience Strategic Innovation Programm, measure LU-2020-22/1659 (measures in Luxembourg), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/LU-2020-22_1659.html
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