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Factsheet for measure SK-2021-10/1796 – measures in Slovakia
|Country||Slovakia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 01 March 2021 – 30 June 2021|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Employment protection and retention
– Income support for people in employment (e.g., short-time work)
|Author||Daniela Keselova (IVPR) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||26 March 2021 (updated 14 October 2021)|
It is a new measure implemented within the programme First Aid Plus Plus. The measure replaced the former Measure 6 in the programme First Aid Plus focused on employment support at preschools during pandemic, see the case SK-2020-29/1614 . The legislative background of the new measure is the Act No. 5/2004 on Employment services, as amended, Section 54. The measure is provided as a National Project within the Operational Programme Human Resources, Priority Axis 3: Employment.
Primary art schools (ZUŠ) provide afterschool study programmes focused on music, painting, dance and drama. The measure provides financial contribution to employers (directly to ZUŠ or to their providers) who keep employment during the obligatory school closure due to crisis situation. Specifically, eligible period is from 13 March 2020 to 30 June 2020. The applications for financial contribution can be submitted from 1 March 2021. To receive financial contribution, ZUŠ have to be included in the network of schools and school facilities. Eligible employers receive 80% of employees' (teachers and professional staff) gross monthly wage. The support is limited to the maximum of €1,100 a month per one employee. These teachers and professional staff had to become standard employees at ZUŠ not later than 1 March 2020.
Total allocation is €24.66 million. About 6,000 jobs are going to be supported within the measure. Total of 3,300 jobs at 158 primary art schools were supported with total amount of €8.6 million by 17 May 2021.
Employees in standard employment
|Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Local / regional government
Public employment service
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:
The information on social partners' involvement is not available.
The information on social partners' reactions and views on the measure is not available.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|P - Education||P85 Education|
|Occupation (ISCO level 2)|
Eurofound (2021), Employment support at primary art schools - Measure 6 First Aid Plus Plus, measure SK-2021-10/1796 (measures in Slovakia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/SK-2021-10_1796.html
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