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Factsheet for measure SK-2022-1/3108 – measures in Slovakia
|Country||Slovakia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 01 January 2022 – 31 March 2023|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Responses to inflation
– Support for energy bills
|Author||Daniela Keselova and Eurofound|
|Measure added||21 February 2023 (updated 26 April 2023)|
The subsidy is provided based on the Government Regulation No. 131/2022 approved on 12 April 2022 on under the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic during the state of emergency and its amendment Government Regulation No. 374/2022 Coll. approved on 16 November 2022. The aim of the subsidy is to cover partially the increased operating costs of social services providers due to inflation.
The subsidy is provided once to a social services providers. There are some costs excluded from the measure, for instance: wage costs, health and social insurance costs, travel costs or rental costs. The amount of subsidy varies from €5 to €2,000 depending on the type of the service. In total, €20 million was allocated for the measure. In average the subsidy is about €200 per client. The measure covers pubic and non-public social services providers, specifically:
No information available.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
People in care facilities
People on social benefits
People on low incomes
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:
The information on social partner's involvement in designing, implementing and monitoring the measure is not available.
The professional organisation of social services providers the Association of social services providers in the Slovak Republic expressed its positive attitude towards the measure. The Association is a recognized professional organisation in social services. It is a member of several bodies, for instance the working group for legislative changes at the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family, advisory body to negotiate the contributions increase for social services at the Ministry of Finance, Government Council for Seniors, Government Council for NGOs and the member of National Union of Employers. At the European level it is a member of European Ageing Network and Social employers.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|Q - Human Health And Social Work Activities||Q87 Residential care activities|
|Q88 Social work activities without accommodation|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2023), Humanitarian aid subsidy for social services, measure SK-2022-1/3108 (measures in Slovakia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/SK-2022-1_3108.html
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