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Factsheet for measure CZ-2020-46/1381 – Updated – measures in Czechia
|Country||Czechia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 12 November 2020 – 07 December 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Renata Kyzlinková (RILSA)|
|Measure added||31 October 2020 (updated 15 October 2021)|
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:
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 approx.). The minimum amount of total eligible costs per application is set at CZK 1,000,000 (€36,550 approx.). 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 following updates to this measure have been made after it came into effect.
|06 November 2020||
The final duration of the call was form 12 November to 7 December 2020.
|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.
This case is sector-specific
|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, measure CZ-2020-46/1381 (measures in Czechia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/CZ-2020-46_1381.html
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