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What is it?

Instituto de Emprego e Formação Profissional

The Institute of Employment and Professional Training (IEFP) is a national entity that aims to promote employment and professional training. It implements programs to support people who are unemployed and can offer tax incentives to companies to boost the hiring of professionals.

Available IEFP Programs

  • ATIVAR.PT Program - Hiring
  • ATIVAR.PT Program - Internships
  • ATIVAR.PT Program - Internships
  • Hiring Support - Promotion of Gender Equality
  • Hiring Support - Exemptions and Reductions (via S.S.)
  • Entrepreneurship Promotion - Own Employment Creation
  • Entrepreneurship Promotion - Business Creation
  • Entrepreneurship Promotion - Microcredit
  • Promotion of Entrepreneurship - Empreende XXI

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Entrepreneurship Support

Empreende XXI is an IEFP program for young and unemployed people that supports the creation and development of new companies and entrepreneurship, especially in areas such as innovation, technology and sustainability. It offers services such as guidance, training, access to finance and networking.

100% based on your success!

If the application is not accepted, there is no need to pay us.

Team of highly specialized consultants

Highly specialized consultants in applications for European funds.

10 Years Experience

Company with 10 years of experience in preparing and monitoring applications for incentive systems.

Approval above 90%

Approval rate of applications for the Incentive System above 90%.

Over €43M approved

The numbers speak for themselves, over 43 million Euros approved for our customers.


100% based on your success!

We are a company specialized in consulting solutions for Applications to Incentive Systems, from planning to monitoring each application and we have a team of highly specialized consultants, with customized solutions to meet the specific needs of each client.


Frequently asked questions about IEFP

Here you can find answers to some of the most common questions about how the PRR works and how you can benefit your company or business and make the most of this tax benefit.

  • What is the PRR – Recovery and Resilience Plan?

    The PRR is the national instrument of the EC approved Recovery and Resilience Mechanism. It aims to accelerate economic and social recovery and promote a resilient and fair transformation, putting Portugal on the path of the double transition, green and digital. The PRR brings together a strategic vision, reforms and structural investments to be implemented by 2026. It was organized into 3 strategic dimensions, Resilience, Climate Transition and Digital Transition, which group 20 components, 83 investments and promote 7 reforms.

  • What is the total amount of funding program?

    In total, there are 16,644 million euros in funding from the PRR, divided into 13,944 million euros in grants (84%) and 2,700 million euros in loans through Banco de Fomento (16%).

  • How to access PRR support?

    Through the services of REWARD Consulting, you can request a meeting to pre-diagnose the framework of the project or company and we will contact you as soon as possible.

  • Is the PRR the only EU funding program for the next decade?

    Do not. There are other types of support available, such as the remainder of Portugal 2020, REACT EU and the next 2021/2027 financial framework, as well as community funding sources such as Horizonte 2030.

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