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Factsheet for measure PT-2021-21/1979 – measures in Portugal
|Country||Portugal , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 21 May 2021 – 31 December 2027|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Support for spending, stimulus packages
|Author||Heloisa Perista and Maria da Paz Campos Lima (CESIS) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||21 July 2021 (updated 28 July 2021)|
The restrictions and limitations that had to be imposed to control the disease COVID-19 and mitigate the contagion triggered a generalised retraction to the normal development of almost all economic and productive activities, covering most sectors.
Among the most affected sectors is tourism. This is recognised as a priority sector for the country's development strategy, having a strong impact on the national economy, namely in terms of the generation of wealth and employment.
It is intended to develop a plan to stimulate the economy and tourism activity, and that allows to overcome the objectives and targets of economic, environmental and social sustainability defined in the Tourism Strategy 2027, approved by the Resolution of the Council of Ministers 134/2017 of 27 September. And that, simultaneously, allows supporting the implementation of the Portugal 2030 Strategy, approved by the Resolution of the Council of Ministers 98/2020, of 13 November, which includes the Recovery and Resilience Plan (RRP).
The Resolution of the Council of Ministers 76/2021, of 26 June, approves the Plan Reactivate Tourism | Building the Future.
The Plan is structured around the following four pillars of action:
The plan has a total investment of €6,112 million, coming from European funds from PT2030 and the various State Budgets (2021-2027).
This information is currently unknow. The measure was launched very recently.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
||Does not apply to citizens|
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:
Participation of a representative of the Portuguese Tourism Confederation (CTP) in the plan's monitoring committee.
The social partners' views on the measure are not known.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|I - Accommodation And Food Service Activities||I55 Accommodation|
|I56 Food and beverage service activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2021), Plan to reactivate tourism and build the future, measure PT-2021-21/1979 (measures in Portugal), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PT-2021-21_1979.html
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