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Factsheet for measure DK-2022-12/2288 – measures in Denmark
|Country||Denmark , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 17 March 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Keeping or obtaining a safe home
|Author||Carsten Jørgensen (FAOS, University of Copenhagen), Anders Randrup (Oxford Research) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||16 May 2022 (updated 20 June 2022)|
There is currently not enough adequate housing for all Ukrainian refugees. To avoid that the refugees would end up staying in an inadequate home, the government put a subsidy scheme in place which entails that Danish citizens can gain up to DKK 500 per day if they house refugees from Ukraine.
The Subsidy scheme allows the Municipalities to provide a grant of up to DKK 500 per day to the Danish citizens who offer to house a refugee from Ukraine. However, it is not legally mandatory for the municipalities to provide a grant, and the amount of money that the municipalities offer also differs. There is no data on how much there has been set aside in total as it differs how much the different Municipalities set aside.
At the moment, only 36 out of the 98 Municipalities have the subsidy scheme set in place, and only a few municipalities offer the full grant of DKK 500, the amount varies across municipalities. The main goal of this measure is to provide an incentive for citizens to house refugees from Ukraine so they can get an adequate home without putting a big pressure on the financial situations of the citizens.
The minimum standard for housing is that they have a bed/beds and that it is warm and insulated.
There is no data on how many Danish citizens have offered to be host families, however 36 municipalities currently provide the grant.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||
Migrants or refugees
Local / regional government
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:
There is no involvement of social partners in regards to this measure.
There is no involvement of social partners in regards to this measure, and there has not been uttered any reactions towards this specific measure.
Eurofound (2022), Subsidy scheme for private landlords housing Ukrainian refugees, measure DK-2022-12/2288 (measures in Denmark), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/DK-2022-12_2288.html
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