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Factsheet for measure CZ-2022-10/2241 – measures in Czechia

Subsidy for social services to assist people from Ukraine

Mimořádné dotační řízení na úhradu výdajů sociálních služeb souvisejících s pomocí osobám z území Ukrajiny

Country Czechia , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 04 March 2022 – 31 December 2022
Context War in Ukraine
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Measures to prevent social hardship
– Protection of vulnerable groups (beyond employment support)
Author Aleš Kroupa (Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs)
Measure added 11 May 2022 (updated 20 June 2022)

Background information

The extraordinary procedure provides a subsidy from the state budget for legal and natural persons who provide social services. The subsidy covers expenses related to the provision of assistance or care for persons coming to the Czech Republic from Ukraine as a result of the war with the Russian Federation pursuant to Section 3 (2) of Act No. 65/2022 Coll. and according to §1 of Act No. 66/2022 Coll., on certain measures in connection with the armed conflict in Ukraine, caused by the invasion of the troops of the Russian Federation.

Content of measure

For the purposes of this grant title, eligible costs are expenses related to the provision of any type and form of social service in accordance with Act No. 108/2006 Coll., on social services and costs or expenses related to the provision or mediation of other assistance that addresses or mitigates the unfavorable social situation of refugees. According to this law, social services include social counselling, social care services and social prevention services. Social services can be provided in the form of field, outpatient or residential.

On the one hand, these are social services with bed capacity, where the maximum amount of the subsidy is set as the average total monthly cost per bed. For social services without bed capacity (or for other types of social services), the maximum amount of the subsidy is set at the amount of the average total monthly personnel costs per 1.0 FTE of workers according to job classification.

Only the maximum amount of subsidies for social services with bed subsidies from €682 (shelters) to €2,735 (homes for people with disabilities) and for social services without bed capacity from €1,555 (service staff) to €3,002 (executives) in FTE subsidies.

Use of measure

Due to the date of introduction of the subsidy procedure, the data are not yet available.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Sector specific set of companies
Migrants or refugees

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
National funds

Social partners

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:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A

Involvement

This is a subsidy procedure, the announcement of which is not the subject of comments from the social partners.

Views and reactions

The opinion of the social partners is not known.

Sectors and occupations

    • Economic area Sector (NACE level 2)
      Q - Human Health And Social Work Activities Q87 Residential care activities
      Q88 Social work activities without accommodation

This case is not occupation-specific.

Sources

  • 21 March 2022: Act No. 66/2022 Coll. Law on measures in the field of employment and social security in connection with the armed conflict in the territory of Ukraine caused by the invasion of the troops of the Russian Federation (www.zakonyprolidi.cz)
  • 21 March 2022: Act No. 65/2022 Coll. Act on Certain Measures in Relation to the Armed Conflict on the Territory of Ukraine Caused by the Invasion of the Troops of the Russian Federation (www.zakonyprolidi.cz)
  • 28 April 2022: Social services subsidy Ukraine/Mimořádné dotační řízení na úhradu výdajů sociálních služeb Ukrajina Social services Ukraine programme/Podpora sociálních služeb v souvislosti s ukrajinskými uprchlíky (www.mpsv.cz)

Citation

Eurofound (2022), Subsidy for social services to assist people from Ukraine, measure CZ-2022-10/2241 (measures in Czechia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/CZ-2022-10_2241.html

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