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COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch

Database of national-level responses

Eurofound's COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch collates information on the responses of government and social partners to the crisis, as well as gathering examples of company practices aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts.

Overview of measures by category

Income protection beyond short-time work

Cases in this category contain all types of income support measures beyond the short-time work schemes (which are listed under the category 'Employment protection and retention'). This category includes income support measures which had been recently extended or newly introduced for workers who would not have been eligible for such support otherwise. This includes predominantly the self-employed, but also fixed-term workers, seasonal workers and those with insufficient contribution records to be entitled to social protection. In addition, it includes other types of changes to income support benefits which workers affected may now receive: unemployment benefits, sick leave benefits while in quarantine or self-isolating, and changes to parental leave or childcare entitlements with the related benefits.

Overall, Eurofound has identified 135 measures in 28 countries for this category.

Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.