Factsheet for case CZ-2020-16/356 – measures in Czechia
, applies regionally
|Time period||Temporary, 15 April 2020 – 05 June 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Reorientation of business activities
– Change of production/innovation
|Author||Soňa Veverková (Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs) and Eurofound|
|Case created||07 April 2020 (updated 27 October 2020)|
The Technology-COVID call, which was developed on the basis of a flash analysis of entrepreneurs' needs, has been prepared within the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovations for Competitiveness 2014 (Operační program Podnikání a Inovace pro konkurenceschopnost, OPPIK ) Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic (Ministerstvo průmyslu a obchodu České republiky, MPO ČR .
Small and medium companies could apply for the financial support on the expansion of capacities or the introduction of new protective equipment solutions such as respirators or ventilators. It was also possible to support the rapid introduction of both medical and non-medical solutions that could have helped combat coronavirus infection, including measures to mitigate the impact of further spread and consequently address the effects of this situation.
The call was published 15 March 2020 and opened for applications 4 May 2020. It ends 5 June 2020. Planned allocation for the call had been CZK 300,000,000 (€ 11,194,030), however, the final allocation increased.
Small and medium- sized companies could apply for financial support for expansion of their production capacities if the company manufactured products that were essential for combating COVID-19 pandemic.
Eligible for the support were small and medium enterprises doing business in the Czech Republic, except of Prague region. The minimum amount for one project was CZK 250,000 (€9,090 approx.) and maximum amount was CZK 20,000,000 (€727,272 approx.). The amount of the funding in the eligible expenditure of the project was supposed to be in the range of 35% for small companies and 45% for medium companies.
Eligible expenditures were in particular labour costs, cost of materials, water, energy, cost of purchasing the necessary services, software etc.
The call was closed 5 June 2020 with 144 applications. As of 2 October 2020, 115 applications with total allocation of CZK 419,521,798 (€ 16,000,068 approx.) were recommended for the support.
|Does not apply to workers||
||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement as case not in social partner domain||No involvement as case not in social partner domain|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Eurofound (2020), Technology-COVID call within OPPIK, case CZ-2020-16/356 (measures in Czechia), 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.