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Factsheet for measure PL-2022-10/2372 – measures in Poland

Polish Investment and Trade Agency provides office space for Ukrainian businesses

Polska Agencja Inwestycji i Handlu pomaga z przestrzenią biurową

Country Poland , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 01 March 2022
Context War in Ukraine
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial) or damage compensation
Author Jan Czarzasty (Warsaw School of Economics)
Measure added 20 May 2022 (updated 20 June 2022)

Background information

The Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) provides help for Ukrainian businesses that were affected by the consequences of war. It is their own initiative, supported by the politicians of the central government. Ukrainian companies can operate from the Polish territory on the basis of a special bill (Dz.U. 2022 poz. 583) introduced by the central government.

Content of measure

In order to help Ukrainian businesses that were affected by the war, the Polish Investment and Trade Agency decided to share their working space with Ukrainian business owners in need. PAIH intends to redesign one building into a co-working space 'Coworking Ukraina'. It is located in Warsaw and will be available for three months. The initiative can be prolonged if the demand will not change. PAIH also provides advisory services for Ukrainian entrepreneurs who want to relocate their business activities to Poland. Moreover the institution is permanently introducing its customer services in Ukrainian and has created a database of working spaces or buildings that are available straight away. Consultants working at PAIH are providing any necessary information on available public funding via grants or tax reliefs and laws of conducting a business in Poland. They are also advising on what type of working space will be the most suitable and help to communicate with local and state authorities.

Use of measure

No data to be reported.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Migrants or refugees in employment
Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Other social actors (e.g. NGOs)
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Unknown Unknown
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Unknown
  • Main level of involvement: N/A



Views and reactions



  • 01 March 2022: PAIH za darmo udostępnia przestrzeń biurową dla ukraińskich firm (


Eurofound (2022), Polish Investment and Trade Agency provides office space for Ukrainian businesses, measure PL-2022-10/2372 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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