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Factsheet for measure PL-2022-9/2327 – measures in Poland
|Country||Poland , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 24 February 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Income protection beyond short-time work
– Extensions of income support to workers not covered by any kind of protection scheme
|Author||Jan Czarzasty (Warsaw School of Economics) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||18 May 2022 (updated 20 June 2022)|
On 24 February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. As a result of Russian aggression, many Ukrainian refugees fled to Poland.
On 12 March 2022, the Special Act regarding Ukrainian refugees (Dz.U. 2022 poz. 583) entered into force, with effect from 24 February 2022. Its aim is to provide assistance to Ukrainians escaping the territory of Ukraine due to armed conflict.
According to the Act, the Minister for Culture and Protection of National Heritage can provide authors and artists from Ukraine with a special form of assistance. It consists of in-kind support and financial support e.g., scholarships. Moreover, the ministry and subordinate agencies and related institutions should ensure that Ukrainian artists have appropriate living conditions to continue their artistic, scientific and didactic activities or research in the field of art, professional or artistic development. The new legislations applies from 24 February 2022. Detailed criteria are to be announced by the the Ministry for Culture and Protection of National Heritage via Public Information Bulletin on its website.
No information available.
Workers in non-standard forms of employment
||Does not apply to businesses||
Migrants or refugees
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:
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|R - Arts, Entertainment And Recreation||R90 Creative, arts and entertainment activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2022), In-kind support and financial support for Ukrainian artists, measure PL-2022-9/2327 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PL-2022-9_2327.html
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