The government of the Czech Republic announced the creation of a new compensation program for coordinators of trade fairs, congresses, etc. on February 8, 2021.
The aim of the program is to help event companies organising trade fairs, congresses and related B2B event events, which have been affected, to maintain the trade fair infrastructure, including related services.
Purpose / conditions: The state will provide assistance in the amount of up to 60% of uncovered costs, resp. 40% for entities with ownership participation of the state or territorial self-governing unit of the Czech Republic. Uncovered costs are considered to be a loss reduced by other subsidies from programs such as COVID - Rent, COVID - Culture and from the Antivirus program.
Maximum amount of aid: The aid limit per applicant is 20 million CZK.
Decisive period: March to October 2020
Receipt of application: It will be possible to submit applications once the program has been notified by the European Commission. The Ministry of Industry and Trade assumes that it will announce a call with detailed information in February; it will be possible to submit applications min. for one month.
Method of submission: Through the information system accessible from the AIS MIT Portal. Pay attention! Before working on the portal, it is necessary to establish an active identity of a physical person (account), the so-called eIdentity. Applications can be submitted, modified and evaluated, but the release of grant funds will be possible only after the notification of the Program by the European Commission, which is still ongoing. All necessary confirmations and forms are prepared for the applicant in the information system.