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Factsheet for measure CZ-2021-8/1857 – measures in Czechia
|Country||Czechia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 15 February 2021 – 18 March 2021|
|Context||COVID-19, European Semester|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Renata Kyzlinková (Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs)|
|Measure added||13 April 2021 (updated 12 May 2021)|
The government approved a compensation program for owners and operators of ski resorts, in response to the decision of the Government of the Czech Republic of 23 December 2020 No. 1376. Ski resorts were closed from 27 December 2020 on the basis of the above-mentioned resolution which led to a significant decrease in sales and thus the liquidity of these businesses.
The support is provided as a subsidy for operating costs such as energy costs, rents, depreciation of operating equipment, overheads and more.
The program is managed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic . The calls have been opened since 15 February 2021 till 18 March 2021.
The total allocation for this call is CZK 1 billion (€38,461,539).
Support for entrepreneurs was provided retrospectively according to the actual number of closed days of operation. The minimum length of this period is, with some exceptions, 50 days, the maximum 103 days.
The maximum amount of support per beneficiary depends on the number and structure of transport facilities. Compensation is related to 1 place on the lift and its amount is: CZK 210 for basic lifts, CZK 340 for non-detachable chair lifts and CZK 530 for detachable chair lifts per day.
The highest possible daily allowance is further determined by the amount calculated as 50% of the average daily cost of operation for the two past seasons. The applicant is entitled to the lower of the amounts calculated in this way per day.
As of 8 March 2021, all 165 submitted applications for support were evaluated (the amount of the subsidy has already reached roughly more than CZK 700,000,000). It is expected to receive another 100 to 150 applications for CZK 100,000,000.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
||Does not apply to citizens|
National Recovery and Resilience Facility
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Direct consultation outside a formal body|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|H - Transportation And Storage||H49 Land transport and transport via pipelines|
|R - Arts, Entertainment And Recreation||R93 Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2021), COVID – SPORT III Ski resorts, measure CZ-2021-8/1857 (measures in Czechia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/CZ-2021-8_1857.html
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