The SURE facility – temporary Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency – is one of the EU’s responses to the economic crisis provoked by the COVID-19 pandemic. It allows the EU to provide additional support in the form of loans, to a maximum value of €100 billion, to Member States’ own schemes aimed at keeping workers in employment, such as short-time work schemes or similar measures.
The European Court of Auditors is starting work on an audit to find out whether the Commission responded effectively to the risk of pandemic-
related unemployment in the EU through the SURE instrument.
If you wish to contact the audit team, you may do so at the following e-mail address: ECA-SURE-AUDIT@eca.europa.eu