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Factsheet for measure PL-2022-12/2355 – measures in Poland
, applies regionally
|Time period||Open ended, started on 17 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) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||20 May 2022 (updated 20 June 2022)|
Many Ukrainian refugees came to Lesser Poland Voivodeship in Poland to seek shelter from the Russian invasion that started on 24 February 2022. As a result, the local government in cooperation with state authorities decided to proclaim the Bill Nr. LII/726/22 during one of its committee sittings to establish Lesser Poland Humanitarian Shield. It was possible thanks to the special act (Dz.U. 2022 poz. 583), issued by the Polish government, which aim is to simplify the possibilities of helping the refugees.
The local government has divided the humanitarian programme into five segments.
The cost of the package is estimated at PLN 10,000,000 (approx. €2,174,000).
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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