The EFTA Surveillance Authority approves renewal of Norwegian support to event organizers in the sports and voluntary sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 pandemic: ESA approves renewal of support to event organisers in the sports and voluntary sector*

The EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) has today approved renewal and amendments of a scheme to cover losses following cancellation and postponement of events.

Events across Norway have been cancelled or postponed due to public safety measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. As a result, event organisers have experienced significant losses.

In April 2020, ESA approved two schemes to compensate organisers for their losses, respectively in the culture sector and the sports and voluntary sector. ESA approved a renewal and amendments to the schemes on 16 July 2020. Today’s decision extends the approved scheme for the sports and voluntary sector until 31 December 2020.

The scheme has a budget of NOK 1 billion, in addition to the previously approved budget.

You can read ESA’s decision here.

*This is the original title of the press release. The title above has been amended in order to match the e-Competitions format. Individual authors are welcome to provide original independent commentaries on the case law. Articles are subject to approval by the Board of e-Competitions Bulletin before publication based on the Editorial Policy (click here).

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EFTA Surveillance Authority, The EFTA Surveillance Authority approves renewal of Norwegian support to event organizers in the sports and voluntary sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 14 October 2020, e-Competitions October 2020, Art. N° 97275

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