Eurofound's EU PolicyWatch collates information on the responses of government and social partners to the COVID-19 crisis, the war in Ukraine, rising inflation, as well as gathering examples of company practices aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts.
Factsheet for measure EU-2020-49/1594 – measures in European Union
|Country||European Union , applies eu-wide (or beyond)|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 02 December 2020|
|Type||Non-binding recommendations or other texts|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
|Author||Barbara Surdykowska and Eurofound|
|Measure added||10 December 2020 (updated 22 January 2021)|
The European Commission adopted a strategy for sustainably managing the COVID-19 over the winter time. The plan recommends continued vigilance and caution throughout the winter period and into 2021 when the roll out of safe and effective vaccines will hopefully occur. The Commission will then provide further guidance on a gradual and coordinated lifting of containment measures.
The strategy builds on previous recommendations such as the April European roadmap on the careful phasing out of containment measures, the July Communication on short-term preparedness and the October Communication on additional COVID-19 response measures.
The Commission recommends that Member States take the following actions:
|Applies to all workers||Applies to all businesses||Applies to all citizens|
EU (Council, EC, EP)
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No views were expressed
Eurofound (2020), Commission presents “Staying safe from COVID-19 during winter” strategy, measure EU-2020-49/1594 (measures in European Union), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/EU-2020-49_1594.html
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