Mr Miguel Mares Garcés Youth and Sport activities. Pristina .Kosovo TAIEX – P2P STUDYTOUR 41562 Employment, Youth and Local development Best practices. Sport and social inclusion, equal opportunities and integration. PROGRESS 2007-2013 Prístina 2nd June 2010
Valencia region in Brussels
Employment and local development activities
Region Level: SERVEF
Project Valencia Towers Port of Valencia
The Region of Valencia is located on the Mediterranean coast of Spain and is part of the so-called Mediterranean Arch , an axis which has experienced one of the fastest economic growth rates in the European Union
Total surface area: 23.000 km2
4,800.000 inhabitants, the population of the region accounts for 10.5 % of the total Spanish population
income per inhabitant: 93(EU25=100)
Valencia is the third largest city in Spain
population density:185 inhabitant/Km2
One of the co-official languages of Spain together with Galician, Catalan and Basque is Valenciano
INTRODUCTION: VALENCIAN REGION
The Valencian Community in Europe
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VALENCIAN REGION: 20 YEARS MANAGING EUROPEAN FUNDS 1994 / 1999 1.040 M ecus 2000 / 2006 2.744 M € ERDF: 607M, ESF: 310M, Agriculture funds: 123M ERDF: 2.055M, ESF: 476M, Agriculture funds : 212M 2007 / 2013
VALENCIAN REGION: 20 YEARS MANAGING EUROPEAN FUNDS ENVIRONMENT AND HYDRIC RESOURCES TRANSPORT AND ENERGY NETWORKS COMPETITIVENESS AND PRODUCTIVE FABRIC IMPROVEMENT KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY (Innovation, I+D, INFSO) LOCAL AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
RETURN ON INVESTMENT 2003 - 2007
Opening of the first Valencian Office in Brussels
Local pilot project: valenciainnova.info
Nov 2003 :
New regional approach
How to cope with entering Objective 2 (Competitiveness) in 2007
65% less on EU funding
Globalization and risks for local enterprises
Public Private Partnership (PPP) FCVRE Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea
Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea www.uegva.info
Non-profit organisation, based in the Valencian Regional Office in Brussels
Created in 2003 in order to help Valencian civil society to obtain European funding as the Valencian Region entered the ‘Competitiveness and Employment’ EU regional objective in 2007
Facilitates the participation of Valencian industrial groups, chambers of commerce, financial institutions, local development agencies, educational organisations, research institutes and other stakeholders in European policies and projects
COLABORATION WITH VALENCIA REGION UNIVERSITIES Formación Teórica: Tutor FCVRE, Aula Unión Europea... Formación Práctica: Prácticas voluntarias e integradas, Erasmus Prácticum… Debates Europeos
Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity Decision Nº1672/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 2006 Official Journal L315 of 15.11.2006 Entry into force: 01.01.2007 Expiry date: 31.12.2013 PROGRESS 2007-2013
BACKGROUND SIMPLIFICATION RATIONALISE THE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS PROGRESS 2007-2013
OVERALL GOAL OF THE PROGRAMM To financially support the implementation of the objectives of the European Union in the employment and social affairs area, as set out in the Social Agenda, and thereby contribute to the achievement of the Lisbon Strategy goals. PROGRESS
Growth, Competitiveness and Job creation
Boost knowledge and innovation
Make Europe a more attractive place to invest and work
Create more and better jobs
THE REVISED LISBON STRATEGY
The roadmap for actions in the employment and social area as part of the Lisbon Strategy
Pursue an integrated European approach economic, social and employment policies
Promote quality – of employment, social policy and industrial relations
Modernise systems of social protection by adapting them to the current requirements of our societies, on the basis of solidarity
THE SOCIAL AGENDA
Moving towards full employment
Making work a real option for all
Increasing the quality and productivity of work, and
Anticipating and managing change
Creating a more cohesive society: Equal opportunities for all:
Modernising social protection
Combatting poverty and promoting social inclusion
Promoting diversity and non-discrimination
MAIN GOALS OF THE SOCIAL AGENDA (2005-2010)
Mainly seen as a catalyst for change
Support to the Member States in meeting their commitments or converging towards EU objectives by :
Proposing EU strategies
Implementing and following-up EU objectives and their translation into national policies
Transposing and following-up application of EU legislation
Promoting co-operation and coordination between Member States and with civil society organisations
IMPLEMENTING THE SOCIAL AGENDA THE ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY - CONSEQUENCES
Simplification and streamlining of Community expenditure
Overall budget: 743 million€
D ivided into five policy sections
Employment Linked to the European Employment Strategy Social inclusion and social protection Linked to Open Method of Coordination Working conditions Labour law, restructuring and anticipating change, strategy on health and safety at work Anti-discrimination Principle of non-discrimination and mainstreaming of the principle into all EU policies Gender equality Principle of gender equality and mainstreaming of the principle into all EU policies PROGRESS FIVE POLICY AREAS
To improve the knowledge and understanding of the situations prevailing in the Member States
To support the development of statistical tools, methods and common indicators
To support and monitor the implementation of policy objectives and Community law in the Member States, and assess their effectiveness and their impacct
To promote networking/mutual learning, identification and dissemination of good practice and innovative approaches at EU level
To enhance the awareness of stakeholders and the general public about the EU policies and objectives
To boost the capacity of key EU networks to promote, support and further develop EU policies and objectives
To promote gender mainstreaming into all sections and activities of PROGRESS
PROGRESS GENERAL OBJECTIVES
LINKING PROGRESS WITH THE COMMUNITY STRATEGIC GOAL OF CREATING MORES AND BETTER JOBS AND OFFERING EQUAL OPPORTUNIITES FOR ALL
Magnitude of the challenges, Limited eu competence, modest financial resources
USING THE POSSIBILITIES OFFERED BY AN INTREGRATED PROGRAMME
New possibilities to improve policy coherence and efficiency through cross-cutting work
At the same time, taking account of the specificities os each policy section
ESTABLISHING STRONG PARTNERSHIPS AND INCREASING PUBLIC TRUST
Success and impact will depend on the establishment of partnerships with MSs and stakeholders, incluidng social partners & civil society
Essential to take account of concerns and aspirtain of EU citizens
PROGRESS GENERAL OBJECTIVES 2
Analytical activities (data/statistics; common indicators; studies; impact assessments) Mutual learning, Awareness & Dissemination (best practices & peer review; media campaigns and events ) (Assistance)Support to main actors (support to key EU networks; working groups; training seminars; experts' networks; EU level observatories; exchange of personnel; cooperation with international institutions) PROGRESS ACTIVITIES
Total financial envelope
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
82,9 95,72 103,56 110,07 113,63 116,96 120,41
Repartition of the budget among policy sections (2007-2013
Employment Social inclusion Working conditions Non-discrimination Gender equality
23% 30% 10% 23% 12%
Public employment services and their agencies
Local and regional authorities
Specialised bodies provided for under Community law
NGOs, in particular those organised at European level
Higher education institutions and research institutes
Experts in evaluation
National statistical offices
ACCESS TO PROGRESS
Increasing efficiency and performance – result-based management
Developing a strategic framework for PROGRESS implementation
Focusing on actions where EU added-value is highest
Defining EU added-value
Complementarity with ESF and other Community interventions
ENHANCION PROGRESS IMPACT
Coordination at Commission level
Coordination at the national level
Link between PROGRESS Committee and other policy Committees
Partnership with NGOs and social partners
Social Agenda Forum
Putting in place a multi-annual programming
Adoption fo the annual plan of cowek
Promoting gender mainstreaming anad qeual access
Procudeures for the selection of activities
Agreement on the list of beneficiciaries
Community financial support
Direct management by the Commission
Commission is assisted by a Committee (with representatives from Member States)
Approval by the Committee of the general guidelines for implementation and annual plans of work
Annual Plans of Work implemented through
Call for tenders (contracts)
Call for proposals (subsidies - max 80% co-financing)
Regions can bring some relevant contributions towards the Lisbon objectives: 1.- Promoting economic growth: The regional planning of Stockholm in the economic field and education and training; Innovation strategies The creation of Employment and Economic Development Centres; Life long training strategies; The creation of economic development agencies; Consultancy and training for SMEs. Regional contribution 2.-Achieving full employment: Regional and local employment strategies; Active employment policies regarding job creation; Modernisation of the employment services.
3. Strengthening social cohesion: Creation of support schemes with regard to disadvantaged people groups; Specific programmes for immigrants; Creation of working/learning places to improve the link between education and the labour market; Measures regarding prevention of school drop outs. 4. Governance: The formulation of regional employment strategies; Social dialogue; Monitoring and evaluation practices. Regional contribution
Despite the different administrative models, the Regions are all involved in instigating projects – in partnership with other players; Employment and training policies are still insufficiently integrated with policies in other areas that also contribute to competitiveness. However, a number of examples show that where strategic approaches do exist at regional level, policy integration and coordination is improved; Regions Decentralisation encourages policy coordination and integration. Regions that have greater competence achieve a greater degree of policy integration and coordination. Proximity to the issues at stake is therefore a key success factor; Governance is an important factor in the success of employment and training policies. Achievement of positive results in development processes is increasingly dependent on the capacity of the various public and private players to be actively involved in the design and delivery of policies;
In this context, the Regional Authorities are becoming catalysts and key coordinators of regional development processes. Their specific role is one of networking and getting various partners to work together towards achieving development objectives. Coordination with other administrative levels is necessary if the policies are to be effective. Considerable progress remains to be made in this area.
Objetive: promote the participation of municipalities among the transnational cooperation, participation in European projects, agreements in technological and innovation transfer between municipalities, as well as signature of agreements in technical assistance or regional networks.
Local and regional governments can participate in the new strategic objectives of the EU
The local and regional governments can be an example of change innovating directly in municipal structures and improving the services for citizens.
The engagement of the FCVRE at local and regional level is to promote the relations between municipalities and provinces with other European regions
Cooperation with Local Development Agencies of Municipalities
Agreement of cooperation between FCVRE and the Federation of Municipalities and Provinces
Stage of Local Development Agents in Brussels
Duration around 6 months
Objective of the stage: direct participation in projects among european funds and municipalities networks
FIRST AGREEMENT with municipality of San Antonio de Benagéber
. Incorporation date in Brussels: April 2005
. Objective: Leader in environment and cultural projects
. Contact: Miguel Mares Garcés ( [email_address] ),
AGREEMENT with municipality of Vila-Real
. Incorporation date in Brussels : September 2006
. Objective : participation in three European projects 1. PROYECTO EASY ( IEE CALL FOR PROPOSAL 2006 )
2. ESTABLISHMENT OF LOCAL AND REGIONAL ENERGY AGENCY ( IEE CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2006 )
City Council of Vila-real: after municipal elections they have created a new European integration department to coordinate and develop European projects
County Council of La Mancomunitat de la Ribera. Among a consortium with other County Council they have created two autonomous entities for economic and social development in the cities: PATER (Territorial Pact for Employment) involved in projects. and Energy Agency (AER) to establish a culture of energy saving and develop projects.
WE ARE OPEN TO RECEIVE YOUR EXPERTS AND SHARE EXPERIENCES, TO PARTICIPATE IN EU FUNDING !
In the Valencian Regional Office our best asset is our Human Capital and we share our experience by the exchange of staff:
We host your employees in our premises in Valencia or Brussels
We can work out an exchange of staff
Employment and Training Services for the Valencia´s region
The Servef is an organization independent from the administration that was
created in 2000. Its aim is that the Generalitat Valenciana (Valencia´s
region) receives the transfers from the active employment policies and
manages them in an integrated way.
Its staff is composed of 1.200 persons and it includes a network of 56 job
centres and 13 training centres which attend to more than 400.000 jobseekers
in the Valencia´s region. Its 2008 budget reaches 462 million Euros.
Its main activities are work intermediation, training or retraining for work
insertion and the promotion of employment and hiring, especially stable and
quality jobs. It targets in particular those most in need: the young, women,
disabled people or those who could be socially excluded .
Active Employment Policies Youth Employment Insertion Municipalities Non Governmental Organizations Special Job Centers Enterpreneurship Youth, Long Term Uneyployed, Women, Disabilities Training Beca Salario Vocational Training Escuela Taller Casa Oficios Counselling/ Professional Guiding
CASTELLÓN The project “City of Solidarity”
Castellón. Geographical situation
Castellón. Main data
Capital of one of the 3 provinces of Comunitat Valenciana
Universitat Jaume I (over than 10.000 students)
The City of Solidarity
The project “City of Solidarity” is being developed in the facilities of the old Military Barracks and consist in a Workshop School and a Workshop of Employment.
The Workshop School is organized in two years of duration and for a target of non trained people younger than 25. They train for a job and prepare the exams for the School Graduate exams.
The students receive a grant during the first 6 months and afterwards they are hired for a job during the rest of the project.
The Workshop School The 2nd of November started the 2nd edition of the Workshop School in the City of Solidarity of Castellón. 3 lines of training: - Bricklaying (11 students) - Carpentry (12 students) - Plumbing (12 students) Teaching team: - 1 director - 1 administrative assistant - 1 support teacher - 5 training coach
Castellon City Council contribution:
Municipality of Alzira
Municipality of Alzira
Located 40 km south Valencia.
Capital “Ribera Alta”
Industrial Services represent 74,68% of local Economy.
New Industrial Park
I d e a Iniciativa per al Desenvolupament Econòmic d´Alzira
What is I D EA?
Local Agency of Development (Council of Alzira).
Created in 1995.
Budget 2008: 2.023.113,04 € Employees: 25
Objective: increasing the employment and wealth of alzira through external resources.
Users: unemployment and entrepreneurial.
IDEA work areas. (Programs, Economic promotion, Information and laboral guidance)
Integral Plan of Employment “Youth Alzira”
What is a “Integral Plan of Employment”?
Objectives of the Plan.
Users and Enterprises.
How it works the Integral plan of Employment:
Duration: 12 months
Experts in employment: 3 People.
Budget of the Plan: 132.000 Euros
Information about oficial Grants for rent/buy House, for Training.
Information about study and work in European Union.
Tourism. Cultural Activities.
www.uegva.info We want to cooperate with you and are open to discuss new ideas for future initiatives You may find further information on our website:
LET’S WORK TOGETHER!
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