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Factsheet for measure ES-2020-16/1885 – measures in Spain

Social and economic protection measure in Castilla y León

Medida de protección social y económica en Castilla y León

Country Spain , applies regionally

    • – ES41 Castilla y León
Time period Temporary, 18 April 2020 – 31 December 2021
Context COVID-19
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Employment protection and retention
– Income support for people in employment (e.g., short-time work)
Author Oscar Molina (UAB) and Eurofound
Measure added 24 April 2021 (updated 30 April 2021)

Background information

The objective is this policy is to mitigate the effects that the fall of demand will generate in the economy of Castilla y León, ensuring that as few people as possible leave the labor market and as many companies as possible stay afloat in this transitory and exceptional situation. Measures aimed at both those who have ceased their professional activity as well as those who have not done so but their income has been significantly reduced. For the latter it is a priority to compensate them for the expenses derived from the credits to which they must resort for the survival of their business.

Content of measure

The Administration of the Community of Castilla y León will expand the aid designed to complement the state benefit that people receive workers affected by temporary layoffs, suspension of work contracts or reduction of working hours, including discontinuous fixed ones, terminated under the Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14, which declares the state of alarm, for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19, with the object of alleviating the economic impact on workers during the period for the duration of the suspension or reduction of working hours that the state of alarm has caused and compensate for the loss of purchasing power of working people.

Use of measure

No information available.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Applies to all workers Does not apply to businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Local / regional government
Regional funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative
Form Direct consultation outside a formal body Direct consultation outside a formal body

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Social partners jointly
  • Main level of involvement: Regional or local level


On 25 March 2020 social partners and the regional government of Castilla y León signed a social pact about measures to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. This policy was already agreed in that occasion and belongs to a tripartite social pact.

Views and reactions

Social partners negotiated this measure in the context of regional social dialogue processes and fully supported them.


  • 16 April 2020: DECRETO-Ley 2/2020, de 16 de abril, de medidas urgentes y extraordinarias para la protección de las personas y las empresas de Castilla y León frente al impacto económico y social del COVID-19 (


Eurofound (2021), Social and economic protection measure in Castilla y León, measure ES-2020-16/1885 (measures in Spain), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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