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Factsheet for measure CZ-2022-14/2192 – measures in Czechia

Intensive language courses for Ukrainian children

Intenzivní jazykové kurzy pro ukrajinské děti migrující z Ukrajiny 2022

Country Czechia , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 01 April 2022 – 31 August 2022
Context War in Ukraine
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Measures to prevent social hardship
– Access to childcare and education
Author Soňa Veverková (Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs) and Eurofound
Measure added 25 April 2022 (updated 15 September 2022)

Background information

8 April 2022 Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic published a call for Czech language courses for children of Ukraine refugees aged 14 to 18 years. The aim of this call is to increase the knowledge of Czech language and prevent early school leaving.

These activities are realised by eligible subjects, which apply for the financial support under this call. Eligible subject are universities, legal entities registered in the school register, municipalities, NGOs and organisations operating primarily in the field of child and youth education.

Content of measure

The total amount allocated for this call is CZK 150,000,000 (€6,167,760 approx.). Eligible applicants can receive a minimum of CZK 212,000 (€8,725 approx.) and a maximum of CZK 19,981,000 (€822,263) approx.).

The support is provided for intensive Czech language courses in a block of 80 lessons (from two to four lessons per day, four times per week) for groups of four to ten children. The activities have to be realised from 1 April 2022 to 31 August 2022. The call is open until 31 May 2022.

After completing the course, the level of Czech language skills of children participating in the lessons will have to be verified.

Use of measure

According to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic]( about 3,000 Ukrainian children aged 14–18 were supported in this grant call.

Language courses were provided by 89 organizations, which were supported by the total of CZK 51,500,000 (€2,106,340 approx.) from the state.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Does not apply to businesses Children (minors)
Migrants or refugees

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Other social actors (e.g. NGOs)
Local / regional 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


No involvement.

Views and reactions

No reactions available.


  • 08 April 2022: Call Intensive language courses for Ukraine children/Výzva Intenzivní jazykové kursy pro ukrajinské děti (
  • 21 July 2022: Czech language courses for Ukrainian children/Jazykové kurzy pro ukrajinské děti (


Eurofound (2022), Intensive language courses for Ukrainian children, measure CZ-2022-14/2192 (measures in Czechia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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