Factsheet for case EE-2020-17/362 – Updated – measures in Estonia
|Country||Estonia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 19 April 2020 – 31 December 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Ingel Kadarik (Praxis Center for Policy Studies) and Eurofound|
|Case created||07 April 2020 (updated 06 January 2021)|
Due to restrictions on public gatherings, most of the events in culture sector were cancelled. The companies and event organisers therefore have lost millions of euros of income. To relieve the damage, the Ministry of Culture plans to partly compensate the costs already incurred by the event organisers. For this, supplementary finances were allocated from the state budget. The respective legislation regarding the supplementary state budget was approved by the Parliament on 15 April 2020.
A total of €19.8 million is available to be allocated to sport and culture field companies. The aim of the support package is to partially compensate the costs already incurred to companies in cultural sector. The total amount is divided as follows:
No information available.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Any other form of consultation, institutionalised (as stable working groups or committees) or informal|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
On the basis of state level good practice, relevant social partners are consulted when legislation is changed, i.e. they are informed about the changes and have the opportunity to give feedback in a written form.
According to the feedback of the Estonian Association of SMEs, the foreseen budget allocation is not sufficient and more finances should be used to support the companies.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|R - Arts, Entertainment And Recreation||R90 Creative, arts and entertainment activities|
|R91 Libraries, archives, museums and other cultural activities|
|R93 Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), Support package for culture field, case EE-2020-17/362 (measures in Estonia), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.