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Factsheet for measure PL-2022-10/2385 – measures in Poland

State energy company provides humanitarian aid for refugees from Ukraine

Pomoc humanitarna PGNiG

Country Poland , applies regionally

Time period Open ended, started on 02 March 2022
Context War in Ukraine
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Measures to prevent social hardship
– Other humanitarian measures
Author Jan Czarzasty (Warsaw School of Economics)
Measure added 20 May 2022 (updated 20 June 2022)

Background information

Polish energy company PGNiG has provided aid for the reception points for Ukrainian refugees localised near the Polish – Ukrainian border. The initiative was funded in cooperation with the company’s foundation and was approved by state authorities, who in fact suggest that all state-owned companies should engage in providing as much humanitarian aid as possible.

Content of measure

PGNiG provided a reception point in Lublin with humanitarian aid. The transport of goods consisted of 20,000 bottles of water, packed lunches, sleeping bags and camp beds. Furthermore, the transports were arriving to other smaller cities along the border with Ukraine. PGNiG was reacting swiftly to the needs reported by reception points and provided any items necessary as soon as it was possible. The above-mentioned activities were supported by the company's employees who started their own fundraising in order to help funding of functioning reception points or providing humanitarian aid for the people that stayed in Ukraine and whose lives were in danger.

Use of measure

No data to be reported.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Does not apply to businesses Migrants or refugees

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Company / Companies
No special funding required

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



  • 02 March 2022: PGNiG niesie pomoc obywatelom Ukrainy (


Eurofound (2022), State energy company provides humanitarian aid for refugees from Ukraine, measure PL-2022-10/2385 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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