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-2020-34/1516 – Updated – measures in Luxembourg
|Country||Luxembourg , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 18 August 2020 – 15 July 2021|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Active labour market policies (enhancing employability, training, subsidised job creation, etc.)
|Author||Patrick Thill (LISER) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||30 November 2020 (updated 31 January 2022)|
In the context of the current COVID-19 crisis, the Ministry of Education introduced a special grant to ensure that companies and training institutes continue to create apprenticeships for younger people in the labour market.
As the crisis has had a negative effect on many companies in Luxembourg, it has also impacted on the number of apprenticeships, and in the long run, on new jobs that are vital in the post-COVID period. The measure is a financial support measure.
Companies and training institutes in the private sector creating apprenticeships for young people are eligible.
Based on a request that companies must send to the Ministry of Education, the single allowance ranging from €1,500 to €5,000 takes the form of a lump sum subsidy.
Eligible companies must have the right to train on the day of the request and proof that they concluded the apprenticeship contract and of the completion of the trial period. Eligible companies must also present a certificate of affiliation to the Joint Social Security Center.
No data has been disclosed.
Other groups of workers
Youth (18-25) in employment
|Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners jointly
Company / Companies
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative||Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative|
|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:
The measure has been discussed and agreed upon by social partners during a session of the National Conjuncture Committee chaired by the Ministry of the Economy.
Trade unions and employer associations were supportive of the measure and no elements of discontent could have been identified.
Eurofound (2020), Support for apprenticeship: a bonus for companies, measure LU-2020-34/1516 (measures in Luxembourg), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/LU-2020-34_1516.html
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