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Factsheet for measure GR-2021-23/1994 – measures in Greece
|Country||Greece , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 31 May 2021 – 10 August 2021|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Penny Georgiadou (INE GSEE)|
|Measure added||05 August 2021 (updated 09 August 2021)|
The Ministry of Development & Investment on 28 May 2021 announced a new programme for subsidizing Existing Businesses of Gyms, Playgrounds.
The Action supports in the form of subsidy, the companies operating in the provision of services of gyms and playgrounds, which were affected by the pandemic of COVID-19 disease, as their operation has been suspended throughout the validity of the general restrictive measures in the country.
The aim of the Action is to cover, in the form of supporting future operating expenses (including employment costs, but also depreciation of fixed assets), part of the liquidity required for the restarting of these activities, as well as to provide an incentive for maintaining the supported activities in the near future, thus indirectly supporting the retention of jobs. Τhe projected budget is €16 million.
The deadline for applications is from 31 May 2021 to 10 September 2021.
According to the requirements of the programme for the provision of the services of gyms and playgrounds:
There is no information.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
One person or microenterprises
|Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
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.
There is no social partner's reactions to the measure.
This case is sector-specific (only private sector)
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|R - Arts, Entertainment And Recreation||R93 Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2021), Subsidy to Existing Businesses of Gyms, Playgrounds, measure GR-2021-23/1994 (measures in Greece), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/GR-2021-23_1994.html
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