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Factsheet for measure SK-2022-27/2311 – measures in Slovakia

Refugee accommodation allowance

Príspevok za ubytovanie odídenca pre podnikateľov

Country Slovakia , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 01 July 2022 – 30 September 2022
Context War in Ukraine
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category 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 18 May 2022 (updated 06 September 2022)

Background information

The purpose of the refugee accommodation allowance is to ensure/mitigate the accommodation of huge number of refugees from Ukraine.

According to §27 k par. 3 of Act no. 91/2010 Coll. on the promotion of tourism, as amended by Act no. 92/2022 Z.z., entrepreneurs, natural and legal persons meeting assigned conditions, will be able to claim a contribution for the provision of accommodation to refugees in connection with the armed conflict in Ukraine.

Content of measure

The allowance is provided to natural or legal persons, who provide accommodation to refugees from Ukraine in their accommodation facility (hotel, guest-house). The subsistence allowance is provided according to the number of accommodation nights. For one night accommodation of a refugee:

  • €22 for one night of accommodation for a foreigner, if it is a natural person who has reached the age of 15,
  • €11 for one night of accommodation for a foreigner, if it is a natural person who has not reached the age of 15.

The applicant for the contribution submits an application to the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic and signs an agreement on providing accommodation for refugees from Ukraine. The allowance for accommodation is provided for the accommodation of a refugee provided from July 1, 2022, until September 30, 2022, at the latest.

The allowance for accommodation is provided for the accommodation of the expatriate provided until June 30, 2022, according to the regulation effective at the time of providing the accommodation to the refugee.

Use of measure

Data on numbers and amounts of paid accommodation allowances are not yet available.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Sector specific set of companies
Migrants or refugees

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Company / Companies
Companies
No special funding required

Social partners

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

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Informed Informed
Form Not applicable Not applicable

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

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: Unknown

Involvement

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.

Views and reactions

The views of the social partners have not been discussed.

Sectors and occupations

    • 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.

Sources

  • 30 March 2022: Zákon o niektorých ďalších opatreniach v súvislosti so situáciou na Ukrajine (www.slov-lex.sk)

Citation

Eurofound (2022), Refugee accommodation allowance, measure SK-2022-27/2311 (measures in Slovakia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/SK-2022-27_2311.html

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