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Factsheet for measure ES-2020-27/1348 – measures in Spain
|Country||Spain , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 03 July 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Carlos Molina (UAB)|
|Measure added||29 October 2020 (updated 05 November 2020)|
The Council of Ministers has authorised the Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts (ICAA) to call for direct grant aid for film exhibition rooms destined to expenses incurred in 2020, derived from the COVID-19 crisis. These aids are part of the aid package approved by Royal Decree on May 5, to support the cultural sector to face the situation derived from COVID-19 and which represents a budget investment of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of €76.4 million.
The amount of aid to movie theaters amounts to €13,252,000 and will be charged to the budget of the Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts, a body dependent on the Ministry of Culture and Sports. Specific aid to movie theaters is aimed at defraying the costs associated with the preventive health measures adopted in the face of COVID-19 and those that serve to promote the visibility of the reopening of cinemas in 2020, from the date on which the state of alarm was imposed:
Incidental expenses generated as a result of the sanitary measures adopted. Expenses for campaigns aimed at reopening and returning the public to cinemas. Expenditure on actions that allow increasing the programming of school campaigns. Advertising space for promotion and previews of Spanish cinema in theaters, as well as institutional campaigns.
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|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No involvement reported.
No views reported.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|R - Arts, Entertainment And Recreation||R90 Creative, arts and entertainment activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), Support to movie theaters, measure ES-2020-27/1348 (measures in Spain), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/ES-2020-27_1348.html
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