17 April 2020 – Redirected funds to support unemployed people and those with reduced working hours

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Type of Intervention: Wage and income support
Sectors Involved: Education
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The EU decided on the 30th of March to allow member states to redirect up to 4 percent of their contributions to the European Social Fund to domestic programs.

The Swedish Government decided to redirect SEK 298 million of these funds towards grants aimed at helping unemployed or underemployed people to upskill or in other ways strengthen their individual position in the employment market.
Full details here: https://www.regeringen.se/pressmeddelanden/2020/04/298-miljoner-kronor-till-insatser-for-varslade-och-permitterade/