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3. Employment & Entrepreneurship

3.11 Current debates and reforms

Last update: 31 March 2024
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  1. Forthcoming policy developments
  2. Ongoing debates

Forthcoming policy developments 

In 2024, the Czech Government increased the general minimum wage, setting the lowest threshold at 18,900 CZK (ca 756 EUR) per month. It corresponds to more than 40 % of the average wage.

The New Operational Programme Employment+ financed by ESF was approved and the first calls were launched in the Autum of 2022.

With the new Government in place since the end of 2021 and new relevant state policy strategies in force, a strong focus on their implementation is expected. Following the structural trends, impacts of COVID-19 and the Russian Invasion towards Ukraine, urgent and robust actions have been launched. 


Ongoing debates 

The phenomena of digital transformation, the impacts of COVID-19, and the massive refugee wave following the Russian Invasion of Ukraine create an urgent need for the implementation of the new state policies anticipating serious social transformation within the fields of Education, Labour Market, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Digital Agenda and Industry 4.0.

These debates emphasise effectiveness and leveraging public support and interventions to strengthen society's flexibility and adaptability - young people are expected to play a significant role in those processes.

The discussions also focus the identification of prctical obstacles and their removal, making the access easier and adapting to today's circumstances.