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Factsheet for measure PL-2022-11/2360 – measures in Poland
, applies regionally
|Time period||Open ended, started on 11 March 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Other humanitarian measures
|Author||Jan Czarzasty (Warsaw School of Economics)|
|Measure added||20 May 2022 (updated 20 June 2022)|
The local government of Lower Silesia Voivodeship has established an international HUB with humanitarian aid. Its aim is to gather and store material help for Ukraine and the people, that decided to stay in their country or cannot leave. The decision has been made during one of the local government's sittings.
Most of the items are mainly coming from partners located in Germany and from local fundraisers or gatherings of material help for Ukraine. Items stored there consist of medical aid, hygiene products, cleaning products, food for newborn children, high–energy food, linen, blankets, and mattresses. Aid comes from the local warehouse where items gathered from the local community are stored. Moreover, international aid comes mostly from Saxony, Lower Saxony, and Brandenburg. From the HUB convoys are being sent straight to Ukraine. There are no strict requirements as to where the aid is sent. It is based on individual requests made by specific cities or regions.
A convoy of three ambulances and a truck has left for Ukraine. In the future, the next convoys are set to leave for Ukraine. There are plans to send humanitarian aid to many regions of Ukraine, not only the ones that are partners with the Voivodeship (eg., Zhytomyr and Volyn oblasts).
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||
Migrants or refugees
Local / regional government
EU (Council, EC, EP)
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:
Regional government in Wroclaw, Lesser Poland, is collaborating with its regional governments from partner regions in Germany (Saxony, Lower Saxony, and Brandenburg) and Ukraine (Dnipropetrovsk and Kirovograd oblasts) to deliver the humanitarian aid. The help is also coordinated with the help of the EU institutions, incl. the Committee of the Regions of the European Union.
Eurofound (2022), International humanitarian aid HUB in Lower Silesia , measure PL-2022-11/2360 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PL-2022-11_2360.html
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