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Factsheet for measure SK-2022-23/2214 – measures in Slovakia
|Country||Slovakia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 01 June 2022 – 30 September 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Keeping or obtaining a safe home
|Author||Rastislav Bednarik, Ludovit Cziria, Daniela Keselova, Miroslava Kordosova (IVPR) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||06 May 2022 (updated 07 October 2022)|
Since the beginning of the armed conflict in Ukraine tens of thousands refugees entered Slovakia and it was not possible for the state to provide them accommodation in available refugee centres. To ensure/mitigate the accommodation of refugees, the government decided to provide refugee accommodation allowance to any citizen of the Slovak Republic who provides temporary accommodation for a refugee in own residential property. The allowance is provided by the municipality to the person who owns the real estate used for housing in its territorial district and provides the accommodation free of charge. According to the Government Order 218/2022, they will receive a refugee accommodation allowance from the state.
The measure concerns citizens of the Slovak Republic who will provide their residential property for refugees from Ukraine. Following persons and entities that do not provide accommodation on the basis of a trade license are entitled to the accommodation allowance:
The allowance is paid on the basis of a contract for the provision of accommodation to the refugee/resident. The subsistence allowance is provided in the amount of:
The contract contains in particular data on the citizen who provides accommodation and data on accommodated refugees (number of nights of accommodation).
The contribution will be paid to the entitled person by the municipality - to a bank account or in cash. The payment of funds to the landlord will take place only after the municipality receives these funds from the Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic.
The allowance is provided for accommodation of the resident provided no later than 30 September 2022.
The Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic paid a total of €17.9 million to accommodation providers from February 2022 to 1 August.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||
Migrants or refugees
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:
At its last meeting in year 2022, the Economic and Social Council of the Slovak Republic, as an advisory body to the Government of the Slovak Republic, did not discuss any of the measures in relation to the war in Ukraine and the refugees.
The views of the social partners have not been discussed.
Eurofound (2022), Refugee accommodation allowance for persons and entities hosting refugees free of charge, measure SK-2022-23/2214 (measures in Slovakia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/SK-2022-23_2214.html
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