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Factsheet for measure CZ-2020-25/1379 – measures in Czechia
|Country||Czechia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 15 June 2020 – 31 August 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Renata Kyzlinková (Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs)|
|Measure added||31 October 2020 (updated 19 November 2020)|
The financial support for sports institutions (sports events, sports clubs and organisations) affected by the global pandemic COVID-19 "COVID-SPORT", was approved by the government resolution No. 590 on 1 June 2020.
The goal of the call was to mitigate the negative impacts of the global pandemic COVID-19 on the activities of sports organisations, which were affected after the declaration of a state of emergency in the Czech Republic (on 12 March 2020 to 17 May 2020) and emergency measures that followed. Based on the government's decision (June 1, 2020), the COVID-SPORT subsidy program will have CZK 1,000,000,000 (€36,549,700)
The main purpose of this program is to provide financial aid to organisers of sporting events, sports facility operators and sports organisations that have to pay rent for the sports facilities they use. The subsidy program is administered by the National Sports Agency Národní sportovní agentura .
The support was planned to be divided into three categories:
(the amount of support is 50% of eligible costs up to CZK 10,000,000 (€365,497)
A special program to support sports entities was necessary also due to the fact that these entities are mostly NGOs and will not reach other types of support.
Not available yet.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
|Does not apply to citizens|
Public support service providers
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:
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|R - Arts, Entertainment And Recreation||R93 Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), COVID-SPORT: Financial support for sports institutions , measure CZ-2020-25/1379 (measures in Czechia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/CZ-2020-25_1379.html
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