Finally some good news for the event industry. Where organizers could initially be reimbursed for up to 80 percent of their incurred costs, this will now become 100 percent.
As of June 30, events were allowed to take place again. But as infection rates rose, all events were canceled last Friday. As a result, the event industry fell apart again. All the built-up events had to dismantle the festival grounds again and it was announced that there would be more clarity on when events could be organized again only from August 13.
A real disappointment, but today the government comes with good news for the organizers. The cabinet is allocating an additional 135 million euros to support the events sector. Organizers can get a larger portion of their costs reimbursed and the deadline for submitting an application is extended. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate announced this on Wednesday.
Fortunately, the government is offering a ray of hope for the events industry, but of course, we hope the measures are abandoned. This Friday, ID&T and many organizations with them, are dragging the government to court against the new measures. They want to prove that they can organize events in a safe way. Let’s hope for the best! Read more here: EVENT INDUSTRY UNITES IN LAWSUIT AGAINST DUTCH GOVERNMENT