Eurofound's EU PolicyWatch collates information on the responses of government and social partners to the COVID-19 crisis, the war in Ukraine, rising inflation, as well as gathering examples of company practices aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts.
Factsheet for measure PL-2022-28/2773 – Updated – measures in Poland
|Country||Poland , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 06 July 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Ensuring business continuity and support for essential services
– Smoothing frictions or reallocation of workers
|Author||Jan Czarzasty (Warsaw School of Economics)|
|Measure added||23 August 2022 (updated 02 March 2023)|
On 24 February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. As a result of Russian aggression, many Ukrainian refugees fled to Poland. Almost 4.5 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border, of which over 1.2 million have already obtained a Polish PESEL number. Over 270,000 Ukrainians found jobs in Poland. Chancellery of the Prime Minister intends to help refugees over barriers and help them find a job in accordance with their qualifications.
Governmental portal pracawpolsce.gov.pl contains over 160,000 verified job offers and is updated every day. To use the portal, a person must fill a form, so that there is no need to provide a CV. The website is dedicated specifically to Ukrainians citizens, so it is free of charge and provided in several languages. The user receives tailored job offers once a week.
Portal was launched by the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, in cooperation with other public organisations, private companies and NGOs (Operator Chmury Krajowej (OChK), Ministry of Family and Social Policy, Palantir Technologies Poland, Antal Polska, House of Ukraine in Warsaw, Diia Business Warsaw, HRlink, GoldenLine, Pracuj.pl, GoWork).
According to the Ministry of Digital Affairs, on 11 October 2022, the number of offers published on the portal exceeded 250,000. As of 2 February 2023, 240 companies were registered on the portal, publishing over 14,000 advertisements.
Migrants or refugees in employment
||Applies to all businesses||
Migrants or refugees
Company / Companies
Other social actors (e.g. NGOs)
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), Portal to help Ukrainian refugees find employment, measure PL-2022-28/2773 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PL-2022-28_2773.html
30 January 2023
Governments across the EU continue to implement policies to support citizens and businesses in the face of rising food and energy prices caused by the COVID-19 crisis and intensified by the war in Ukraine. This article summarises the policy responses as reported in Eurofound's EU PolicyWatch database from January to September 2022.Article
12 September 2022
Although the worldwide pandemic situation had already disrupted supply chains and triggered increases in energy and food prices in 2021, the situation deteriorated in 2022 with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.Article
12 September 2022
This article summarises the first policy responses that governments across the EU have started to implement to support companies affected by the rising prices, and those with commercial ties to Ukraine, Russia or Belarus.Article
Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process.