Factsheet for case CZ-2020-42/1381 – measures in Czechia
|Country||Czechia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 14 October 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Renata Kyzlinková (RILSA)|
|Case created||31 October 2020 (updated 19 November 2020)|
On 15 October 2020 the government decided to support professional sports and sports event organisers, as the sector has suffered hard due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sports clubs from the main professional (league) competitions (football, ice hockey, basketball, volleyball and handball) in the Czech Republic and organisers of sports events that could not take place due to the pandemic or had to be postponed will be entitled to apply for the subsidy.
By Resolution No. 1038, the Government approved the establishment of the COVID - Sport II. The budget available for the program is CZK 500,000,000 (€18,274,854 approx.). The managers and administrators of the program are the the National Sports Agency [Národní sportovní agentura, NSA] (https://www.agenturasport.cz/) together with the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic [Ministerstvo průmyslu a obchodu České republiky, MPO] (http://www.mpo.cz).
The subsidy consists of two parts:
PART A: Support of business entities that take part in professional leagues of the highest or the second highest level, or participate in European and national cup competitions or in the collective sports included in the Olympic program (up tp now 10 league competitions have been selected - more info available at https://www.agenturasport.cz/vlada-schvalila-vypsani-programu-covid-sport-2/). Clubs from the highest leagues selected by NSA will be entitled to apply for the highest amount of CZK 12 500 000 (€ 456,871 aprox.)
PART B: Support for business entities organising or co-organising sports events that had to be cancelled due to consequences related to COVID-19 pandemic . Sports events may be of both a competitive and recreational character. The sports events must take place in the Czech Republic and must be officially announced in the 2020 schedule and intended for athletes from more than two sports clubs or the general public. The condition of the second year of the event is compulsory.
The organisers of sports events will be reimbursed a maximum of 50% of eligible costs up to a maximum of CZK 10,000,000 (€ 365,497 aprox.). The minimum amount of total eligible costs per application is set at CZK 1,000,000 (€ 36,550 aprox.). The subsidy can be requested for canceled sports events, which were to take place in the period from 12 March 2020 to 31 July 2020.
The data has not been 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|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
information not available
|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 II: Support for business entities in the field of sports support for business entities in the field of sports , case CZ-2020-42/1381 (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.