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Factsheet for measure PL-2022-9/2371 – measures in Poland
|Country||Poland , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 24 February 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)|
Polish business associations have started a fundraiser that became very successful. Moreover, many companies are organizing humanitarian aid for people in Ukraine and for the refugees that are coming to Poland. All due to the war that started in Ukraine on the 24 February 2022. The companies are responding to the needs of both their employees and their customers. Moreover they contribute to providing help in any way they can, both financially and materially.
Polish business associations created a fundraiser on 2 March 2022 that has surpassed PLN 200,000,000 (approx. € 43,478,000). The funds will be used to provide humanitarian aid for Ukraine and the refugees from Ukraine. The initiative has achieved an international level. Polish business InPost has sent 6,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Ukraine, an equivalent of PLN 15,000,000 (approx. € 3,261,000). InPost has taken actions on 2 March 2022. Family business Kazar from Przemyśl has provided thousands of places to sleep for the refugees who can stay there since 4 March 2022. Smyk has provided material aid for Ukraine since 4 March 2022. The same goes for Fibrain, who has started providing help on 27 February 2022. Adamed Pharma and Aflofarm have provided Ukraine with medical supplies on 8 March 2022.
No data to be reported.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||
Migrants or refugees
Company / Companies
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), Fundraiser of Polish business associations for Ukraine, measure PL-2022-9/2371 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PL-2022-9_2371.html
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