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Factsheet for measure CZ-2022-17/2229 – measures in Czechia

Ukraine: Expansion of the public accommodation programme

Ukrajina – rozšíření veřejných ubytovacích kapacit

Country Czechia , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 20 April 2022 – 31 May 2022
Context War in Ukraine
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Measures to prevent social hardship
– Keeping or obtaining a safe home
Author Soňa Veverková (Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs) and Eurofound
Measure added 10 May 2022 (updated 20 June 2022)

Background information

On 20 May 2022 the Ministry of Regional Development of the Czech Republic opened the Ukraine – Expanding public accommodation programme. The aim of this programme is to support repairs or minor reconstruction of municipal and regional buildings that are not currently habitable but could be used to provide medium-term accommodation for refugees from Ukraine.

Content of measure

Eligible applicants are municipalities and their organisations and regions and their organisations. Accommodations have to meet a minimum standard set by the call. The subsidy cannot be used to finance the purchase of mobile or pre-fab houses. All houses and flats have to be owned by municipalities or regions.

Applicants can receive up to CZK 120,000 (€4,865 approx.) per person in an apartment, and up to CZK 40,000 (€1,622 approx.) for a place in a municipal or regional hostel. A maximum of 20% of a subsidy can be used to furnish apartments.

The total allocation for this call is CZK 900,000,000 (€36,000,000 approx.).

Use of measure

No information available yet.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Does not apply to businesses Migrants or refugees

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Local / regional government
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Informed Informed
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: Peak or cross-sectoral level


No information.

Views and reactions

No information.


  • 20 April 2022: Ukraine – Expanding public accommodation programme/Ukrajina – rozšíření veřejných ubytovacích kapacit (


Eurofound (2022), Ukraine: Expansion of the public accommodation programme, measure CZ-2022-17/2229 (measures in Czechia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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