Bodies Responsible for the EGF

EGF Management and Operations

The Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science is the Managing Authority for the EGF in Ireland. It is responsible for preparing and submitting applications to the EGF, overseeing the role-out of supports to eligible workers, preparing interim programme implementation reports and reporting to the European Commission on services and programmes supported by the EGF including the submission of the EGF final report for each respective programme.

The EGF Certifying Authority is also located in the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science. Its role centres on ensuring that expenditure on EGF supported services and programmes are accurate, complies with European and national regulations and is in line with EGF criteria.

The SOLAS EGF Coordination Unit coordinates the implementation of EGF programmes on the ground which entails initial meet and greet with EGF clients, 1-to-1 guidance and orientation sessions, onwards referral to service providers, monitoring of service provision, processing of certain EGF measures such as the Course Expense Contribution (CEC), promotion of the EGF programmme including holding of information/publicity events and provision of statistical data and other assistance to the EGF Managing Authority.

EGF Service Providers such as Education and Training Boards, higher educational institutions and Local Enterprise Offices also provide a range of educational, training and enterprise supports under EGF programmes. See the Links section for further information on the specific bodies concerned.