Factsheet for case BE-2021-14/1915 – measures in Belgium
, applies regionally
|Time period||Open ended, started on 29 March 2021|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to get back to normal
– Measures to support a gradual relaunch of work
|Author||Dries Van Herreweghe (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) and Eurofound|
|Case created||08 June 2021 (updated 29 June 2021)|
The Flemish and local governments have launched a variety of initiatives in recent months to specifically support the tourist sector in Flanders, namely:
Support for marches, festivals, processions:
The Flemish government provides financial contributions for festivals that launch events in the coming summer (in a safe way). The event has to be organised for at least 60% outdoors and have 'international potential'.
A system of five support categories is used, depending on the type and size of the event. In total a budget of €10 million is provided.
Support for the relaunch of tourism in 2021:
The Flemish government made €30 million available for enterprises within the tourist sector in Flanders. The measure allowed those eligible to receive a sum of up to €200,000. They are however obliged to repay 75% of the received sum within five years.
Support for social-tourist sector:
The same system applies for the social-tourist sector, however they are only obliged to repay 60% of the sum received.
Transition support for tourist enterprises in West-Flanders (the province that is at the seaside, which depends significantly on tourism).
The province of West-Flanders supports the local tourist SME's with financial contributions between €2,500 and €7,500.
No data available.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
|Does not apply to citizens|
Local / regional government
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No information available.
No information available.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|I - Accommodation And Food Service Activities||I55 Accommodation|
|I56 Food and beverage service activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2021), Support for tourist sector, case BE-2021-14/1915 (measures in Belgium), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.