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3. Employment & Entrepreneurship

3.6 Integration of young people in the labour market

Last update: 28 November 2023
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  1. Youth employment measures
  2. Flexicurity measures focusing on young people
  3. Reconciliation of private and working life for young people
  4. Funding of existing schemes/initiatives
  5. Quality assurance

Youth employment measures

Some of the measures that have been put in place to improve the integration of young people into the labour market are included in the Spanish Government's Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan.

Among them we can highlight the TandEM programme. It is a training project in alternation with employment that follows the model of the workshop schools but applied to projects of public and social interest. It is aimed at 16-29 year olds and focuses on the skills needed for the double transition, social assistance and territorial cohesion.

The First professional experience in public administrations programme is a scheme of first experiences in employment within the services provided by public administrations, which will benefit young unemployed people whose training stage has been completed and accredited. They will acquire non-technical competences and interpersonal skills by working in jobs related to dual transition, social assistance and territorial cohesion.

The Investigo programme will cover the recruitment of young researchers in public research organisations, public universities, technology centres and other public and private entities involved in a research project.

Flexicurity measures focusing on young people

In the Action Plan 22-24 of the Youth Strategy 2030, measures on empowerment, decent employment and youth entrepreneurship are mentioned. The most relevant measures of this plan aim to reverse the labour model based on the precariousness of employment. This new model is based on decent, stable and well-paid work, equal opportunities and work-life balance.

Reconciliation of private and working life for young people

The Youth Guarantee Plan plus 21-27 includes in its axis 4 the Equal opportunities in access to employment. This axis includes actions or activities aimed at promoting equal opportunities in employment, both in the field of gender equality and in the field of the principle of equality and non-discrimination for different reasons. Specifically, Measure 52 talks about equality, conciliation and co-responsibility. This measure aims to support the implementation of Equality Plans in companies and to mainstream gender equality in the functioning of the Public Employment Services, particularly in the guidance services.

Funding of existing schemes/initiatives

The funds available for investments under the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, and specifically for the “First Experiences”, “Investigo” and “TandEM” programmes, amount to a total of €765 million.

The Youth Guarantee + 21-27 scheme has a total budget of €3.263 million over the whole period.

Quality assurance

In order to verify the good implementation and development of the 22-24 Action Plan, a report will be drawn up on the fulfilment of the investment commitments of the different ministries reflected in the document. For this purpose, different indicators will be set.

The Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan has its own quality control system. The design of the control system rests on two fundamental pillars:

1 The first is that it is a totally different system from the one that has been applied to the Structural Funds and other European funds under shared management, insofar as the Plan itself is separate from the management of these European funds. The main purpose of monitoring shall be to ensure the reliability of milestones and targets, as well as to prevent and, where appropriate, detect and correct irregularities relating to fraud, corruption, conflict of interest or double funding. However, as public funds, compliance with the principles of legality, both national and European, and sound financial management will be ensured. In this respect, the audit will be based on the methodology foreseen in the area of structural funds control on the issue (EGESIF_14-0021-00).

2. The second is that the control system of the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism will be based on the control systems already in place in Spanish public administrations, using tools, procedures and responsible bodies already present in the ordinary functioning of Spanish administrations, but reinforcing and adapting their approach, where necessary, to provide the necessary coverage to ensure adequate protection of the EU's financial interests, making it possible to prevent and, where appropriate, detect and correct irregularities relating to fraud, corruption, conflict of interest or double financing.