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May 7th 2015

Press Release


A Trans-national Partnership Agreement was signed May 7th 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 National Federation of Self-Employed (ATA), 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.

National Federation of Self-Employed (ATA), Spain was established in 1995 to defend and represent self-employed being a reference organization for the self-employed in Spain. ATA represents the self-employed workers in their relation with the public administrations and participates in all dialogue meetings organized in recent years by the different governments of regions. Furthermore, ATA is defending important causes and focus on the most vulnerable (young people, women and migrants), of those who decide to enter into the labor market on own initiative. Federation has currently a network of 78 offices in 45 provinces, in 17 autonomous communities and provides services such as legal advice, training, insurance, agreements with banks and mobile phone companies, risk prevention work, making their disposal specialized personnel working to improve the economic and social situation of the 3 million self-employed workers currently existing in Spain.


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