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What measures are in place for the social economy as a result of COVID-19?

Wednesday 25/03/2020
Maatregelen sociale economie Corona

In order to guarantee the employment of target group employees and to give social economy enterprises more breathing space, our Flemish Government is issuing 5 support measures.

The measures are intended for:

  • Tailor-made companies
  • Customized departments
  • Local service economy enterprises
  • Employment initiatives

We'll explain them briefly below:

  1. Suspension of external through-flow processes for target group employees of collective made-to-measure.  The duration of the trajectories will be extended with the period of the suspension (read: duration of this crisis). There will temporarily be no new through-flow trajectories.
  2. The same measure will apply within the local service economy. Ongoing sections will be prolonged taking into account the transit route. In addition, employment pathways will be extended for target group employees within the local service economy.
  3. Suspension of the 90% filling rule for the 2020 quota and the corresponding redistribution in 2021. This will guarantee maximum employment of the target group employees.
  4. Temporary financial breathing space through the suspension of deductions from advance bulkheads for collective customisation and the local service economy for companies experiencing economic/financial hindrance as a result of Covid-19.
  5. Temporary alternative funding for the support of care workers. This alternative financing will be calculated on the basis of the average performance of the 2 months preceding the current crisis.

If you have other questions regarding the Corona crisis, please visit our special FAQ

Last update: 30/04/2020

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Bart Wyns
Bart Wyns
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