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Forthcoming policy developments
The Government has increased the minimum wage in general, in 2021 the lowest threshold is 15 200 CZK (ca 580 EUR) per month. It should correspond to more than 40 % of the average wage.
The Youth Guarantee was implemented through regional programmes, in 2020 present in Olomoucký kraj, Zlínský kraj, Královéhradecký kraj, Jihomoravský kraj, Vysočina, Liberecký kraj, and in Moravskoslezský kraj. All current Youth Guarantee projects were expected to be completed by 2020.
The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has also decided to terminate operations of the Fund for Further Education (Fond dalšího vzdělávání) during 2019 due to (inter alia) the organisation’s departure from its founding principles (see project details in Chapter 3.5)
There are general debates about employment and entrepreneurship development, but not with any specific youth topics.
There are also some general debates about removing obstacles for entrepreneurship in general in accordance with the EU goals to achieve accessible entrepreneurship for every EU citizen.
Most of the debates were connected to the draft of changes to the Labour Code prepared by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs during 2016 (only some changes were accepted) and revisited during 2017 (not all changes reflected) - discussion have been mostly on flexibility measures, home working regulation, the right to a workplace without stress etc.