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Factsheet for measure PL-2022-12/2355 – Updated – measures in Poland
, applies regionally
|Time period||Temporary, 17 March 2022 – 31 August 2023|
|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 10 July 2023)|
Many Ukrainian refugees came to Lesser Poland Voivodeship to seek shelter from the Russian invasion that started on 24 February 2022. As a result, the local government, in cooperation with state authorities, created Bill Nr. LII/726/22. This measure establishes the Lesser Poland Humanitarian Shield. This measure is a product of the special act (Dz.U. 2022 poz. 583) which aims to simplify processes to help refugees.
The local government has divided the humanitarian programme into five segments.
The cost of the package is estimated at PLN 10 million (€2.24 million).
No information to be reported.
|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|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Eurofound (2022), Lesser Poland Humanitarian Shield, measure PL-2022-12/2355 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PL-2022-12_2355.html
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