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  • European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF)

Main target of EGF is to help redundant workers and self-employed persons  - whose activity has ceased as a result of a) major structural changes in world trade patterns due to globalisation, b) the results of the global financial and economic crisis -  to find a new job, as rapidly as possible. During the Programming Period 2007-2013 the total financial assistance for the Member States has been amounted at 500 million euros, annually. For the Programming Period 2014-2020, the annual funding addressed to all Member States amounts at 150 million euros.

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  • European Economic Area

The European Economic Area (EEA) is the largest integrated market globally, without being a fully integrated customs union, like the European Union (EU). On 1.1.1993, the agreement on the creation of the EEA entered into force and included the 12 then EU member states and the seven EFTA states. Today, EEA consists of the 28 member states of EU, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Within the framework of this agreement, the EEA Financial Mechanism was created in 1994 as a tool for supporting cohesion. The purpose of the EEA Financial Mechanism is to reduce economic and social disparity in Europe...

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  • European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012

The European Union declared the year “2012” as the "European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations".   Active ageing means creating better opportunities and working conditions in order to enable older workers to partake in the labour market by combating social exclusion and fostering active participation in society with a view to healthy ageing.

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