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Factsheet for measure PT-2022-10/2425 – measures in Portugal

Financial support for accommodation of Ukrainian refugees

Programa Porta de Entrada - regime excecional

Country Portugal , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 01 March 2022
Context War in Ukraine
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Measures to prevent social hardship
– Keeping or obtaining a safe home
Author Paula Carrilho and Ana Brázia (CESIS)
Measure added 31 May 2022 (updated 20 June 2022)

Background information

The Portuguese Government has approved a special measures package to host, protect and integrate people who fled Ukraine to Portugal, who have been granted temporary protection under the Resolution of the Council of Ministers 29-A/2022, of 1 March.

The decree-law 24-B/2022 of 11 March lays down exceptional measures to grant temporary protection to displaced persons from Ukraine.

Content of measure

The Portuguese Government created an exceptional regime to the Porta de Entrada programme, to accommodate displaced people from Ukraine. The Porta de Entrada programme was established and regulated in mid-2018. It aims at providing urgent accommodation to those who become or are at imminent risk of becoming deprived of housing, either temporarily or definitively, as long as they do not have an adequate housing alternative and their movable assets are lower than 240 times the Social Support Index (IAS), i.e. €106,368 in 2022.

This programme is open to all displaced citizens from Ukraine who have been granted temporary protection under the Resolution of the Council of Ministers 29-A/2022, of 1 March, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Financial support for accommodation is granted through a contribution intended to support the costs related to accommodation in tourist resorts (the calculation of the daily value is based on the average income per available room (relative to the total number of hotels, by NUTS II regions), contained in the most recent tourism statistics released by the Statistics Portugal (Instituto Nacional de Estatística - INE) or renting a dwelling (the median value of rents per m2 of a family dwellings (of the municipality where the dwelling is located, relative to the last year published by INE).

Support is granted for a period up to 18 months and can be extended up to a maximum of 30 months.

Use of measure

No information to date.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Does not apply to businesses Migrants or refugees

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Other social actors (e.g. NGOs)
Local / regional government
Public support service providers
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement No involvement
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


No involvement of any social partner.

Views and reactions




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