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-2021-42/2137 – measures in Luxembourg
|Country||Luxembourg , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 15 October 2021 – 15 October 2022|
|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||10 January 2022 (updated 01 June 2022)|
A new one-off, time-limited financial incentive to support apprenticeships.
This aid replaces the one-off apprenticeship promotion premium, which was available to apply for until 15 July 2021. It applies to apprenticeship contracts newly concluded from 16 July 2021; and those terminated from 16 April 2021.
Applications must be submitted by 15 October 2022.
The organisation must submit:
The financial support takes the form of a one-off flat-rate grant per apprenticeship contract. The total amount of the one-off grant is : €1,500 for each new apprenticeship contract concluded from 16 July 2021 onwards; 5,000 for each new apprenticeship contract concluded after 16 April 2021 terminated since 16 April 2021; and taken over, in accordance with Article L.111.3, paragraph 4, of the Labour Code, by the training body, provided that the contract has not been taken over twice.
The financial aid is tax-free.
Exceptional financial assistance may only be granted to a natural or legal person who offers an apprenticeship and who has the right to train in accordance with the provisions of Article L.111-1 of the Luxembourg Labour Code
Other groups of workers
||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
Public support service providers
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement as case not in social partner domain||No involvement as case not in social partner domain|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
This measure is an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth. Social partners are not involved in this measure.
Vocational training is an essential element in securing career paths, which must become a genuine fundamental right for all employees. In this sense, the social partners demand a reform and extension of the current training leave and the creation of an individual training account over the whole professional career. Public co-financing should be increased and a training tax should be introduced to ensure that employers contribute to its financing. The objectives and guidelines for continuing vocational training should be set by a tripartite body
Eurofound (2022), Exceptional financial support for training organisations, measure LU-2021-42/2137 (measures in Luxembourg), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/LU-2021-42_2137.html
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