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Factsheet for measure NO-2020-10/1658 – Updated – measures in Norway
|Country||Norway , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 05 March 2020 – 31 March 2022|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Aasmund Arup Seip, FAFO and Eurofound|
|Measure added||05 January 2021 (updated 04 February 2022)|
The event industry has been hit hard by the corona pandemic, and strict infection control measures have made it impossible to carry out the largest events. To facilitate resumed activity in the event industry as soon as the contagion situation allows, the parliament has adopted a support scheme that apply to public events that should have been arranged between 5 March and 31 December 2020 with an expected number of visitors of at least 350 people and which are of regional or national value.
The support scheme applies to events that should have been held in the period 5 March - 31 December 2020, and which have been canceled as a result of government orders in connection with COVID-19. The scheme is limited to public events of national or regional value, with an expected number of visitors of at least 350 participants. The target group are organisers and co-organisers of large open events outside the culture and sports sector. The scheme will cover 60% of the actual deficit related to the event. The support is paid as a grant, where 20% of the grant is given on condition that a similar event is held in the future. The scheme is managed by Innovation Norway. It is application-based without any right of appeal.
NOK 350 million (€33.4 million) has been allocated to the scheme. If necessary, government will consider to increase the allocation.
No information available at this time.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
||Does not apply to citizens|
Public support service providers
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Any other form of consultation, institutionalised (as stable working groups or committees) or informal||Any other form of consultation, institutionalised (as stable working groups or committees) or informal|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social partners have been consulted regularly during design and implementation of the measure.
The social partners are supportive of the measure.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|N - Administrative And Support Service Activities||N82 Office administrative, office support and other business support activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2021), Support scheme for large open events, measure NO-2020-10/1658 (measures in Norway), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/NO-2020-10_1658.html
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