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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

Measures to prevent social hardship

Cases in this category contain measures aimed at supporting those in urgent need because of the pandemic and deteriorating economic situation. It gathers policy initiatives aimed at protecting vulnerable groups of peoples (beyond employment support), preventing over-indebtedness, securing 'a safe home' by restricting evictions or via deferrals of rent and mortgage payments, as well as examples of measures to provide services in kind to the most vulnerable.

Overall, Eurofound has identified 60 measures in 20 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.