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May 5th 2015


Press Release

A Trans-national Partnership Agreement was signed May 5th 2015 for an inclusive labour market for youth by the Novapolis Association – Center for Analysis and Development Initiatives, The Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Protection and Elderly in Romania – Social Dialogue Department, and the City Hall of Arganda de Rey, Spain.

The Trans-national Partnership Agreement was signed within the “Pro Juvenes– trans-national partnership for an inclusive labour market for youth” project, co-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) through the Sectoral Operational Programme Human Resources Development 2007-2013, Investing in people!

The project is implemented by The Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Protection and Elderly – Social Dialogue Department in partnership with: “AUR” – National Association of Human Resources Specialists – Partner 1, Novapolis Association – Center for Analysis and Development Initiatives – Partner 2, National Trade Union Confederation Meridian – Partner 3,  and the General Confederation of Romanian Industrial Employers – Partner 4, for a period of 12 months, at a national level, having a total eligible value of 10,988,390 lei, 75% of which is represented by the grant awarded by the European Social Fund.

The general objective of the project is to strengthen policies and practices related to employment and network development at a European level, as well as to strengthen the actors’ within the labour market capacity (trade unions and employers’ organizations, public authorities, NGOs) to be actively involved in promoting employment and social inclusion for youths by implementing policies that aim at their employment – the volunteering law, the internship law, the apprenticeship law etc.

Arganda del Rey is a municipality in the Madrid region, located in the central area of ​​Spain, with about 55,000 inhabitants, out of the Romanian community representing 23%. Direct competences of municipalities include actions such as the provision of social services and social reintegration and interventions in other sectors of public necessity or emergency situations, as the economic crisis and high unemployment rate recorded in Spain, especially among youth. The City Hall of Arganda del Rey has developed an Employment Strategy 2013-2016, a package comprising a fundamental activating resources to mitigate the impact of the economic crisis in the city, both in terms of lost jobs and in helping the environment business. Among concrete activities of the City Hall are: participation in European projects, providing training and reintegration for the unemployed, development and implementation of plans for fiscal stimulus or to promote industrial activity.


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