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Factsheet for measure CY-2022-17/2333 – measures in Cyprus
|Country||Cyprus , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 22 April 2022 – 04 March 2023|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Keeping or obtaining a safe home
|Author||Loucas Antoniou (INEK) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||19 May 2022 (updated 20 June 2022)|
The accommodation of refugees from Ukraine is foreseen in the temporary protection policy of the Republic of Cyprus, which was adopted on 22 March 2022 by the Cabinet. In April 2022, the Deputy Ministry of Tourism proclaimed a tender for the provision of accommodation services addressing hotels and organized apartments in certain regions of the Island.
The tender addresses hotels and organized apartments in the district of Famagusta (in the areas controlled by the Republic of Cyprus) and the Departments of Polis Chrysochous and Tilliria Peninsula, northwest of the Island. The basic provisions of the tender are as follows:
It is estimated that around 500 people will be accommodated. However, the exact number of persons that will ultimately be accommodated is not known in advance and may be much higher or much lower from the prediction. The Deputy Ministry of Tourism is not committed to accommodating any number of persons.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
Migrants or refugees
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
This measure was decided by the members of the Cabinet after the EU directions. Social partners were not involved in the process for the designing of the measure; no social partner has been invited to contribute. The Deputy Ministry of Tourism is the responsible agency for the implementation and monitoring of the measure.
Particular reactions of trade unions and employers’ organizations in regards to the measure and its provisions have not been recorded.
This case is sector-specific (only private sector)
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|I - Accommodation And Food Service Activities||I55 Accommodation|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2022), Temporary accommodation of refugees from Ukraine in hotels and organized apartments, measure CY-2022-17/2333 (measures in Cyprus), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/CY-2022-17_2333.html
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