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Factsheet for case GR-2021-25/1995 – measures in Greece

Subsidy for Self-Employed Lawyers

Epihorigisi autoapasholoumenon dikigoron

Country Greece , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 16 June 2021 – 30 July 2021
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
Author Penny Georgiadou (INE GSEE)
Case created 05 August 2021 (updated 09 August 2021)

Background information

The Action concerns financial aid through the subsidy of self-employed lawyers, affected by the COVID-19 pandemic due to the disrupting of the regular operation of the courts.

The aim of the Action is to upgrade the digital infrastructure of law firms in order the lawyers to be able to provide their services through video conferencing, but also to use modern technological tools in the process of administering justice, in courts and in prisons across the country. The budget of the Action is €20 million.

The dates for applications is from 16 June 2021 to 30 July 2021.

Content of measure

According to the requirements of the programme for the Subsidy to Self-Employed Lawyers:

  • Beneficiaries of the financial support are self-employed lawyers and the law firms are excluded.
  • The amount of the financial aid amounts from €500 to €2,000 according to the lawyer’s professional revenues of the year 2019.
  • The Action is co-financed by the European Social Fund of the European Union and from national resources.
  • The subsidy finances the supply of goods supporting the digital modernization of the services provided by self-employed lawyers such as: PCs, laptops, routers, web cameras, microphones, headphones, speakers, video conferencing systems, scanners / multifunction machines, computer software necessary for digital work.
  • The cost of acquiring / buying each distinct piece of equipment cannot exceed the amount of €1,500.
  • The starting date for the eligibility of the expenditures to be approved is 1 June 2021, while the deadline for the completion of the expenditure is within three months after the official approval to join the programme and in no case cannot exceed the end of 2021.

Use of measure

There is no information.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Solo-self-employed
Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Company / Companies
European Funds
National funds

Social partners

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
  • Main level of involvement: N/A

Involvement

There is no involvement of social partners.

Views and reactions

There are no social partner's reactions to the measure.

Sectors and occupations

    • Economic area Sector (NACE level 2)
      M - Professional, Scientific And Technical Activities M69 Legal and accounting activities
    • Occupation (ISCO level 2)
      Legal, social and cultural professionals

Sources

Citation

Eurofound (2021), Subsidy for Self-Employed Lawyers, case GR-2021-25/1995 (measures in Greece), 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.