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Factsheet for measure ES-2020-18/1999 – measures in Spain

Regional Pact of Social Dialogue for the Economic and Social Reactivation of the Region of Murcia

Pacto Regional del Diálogo Social para la Reactivación Económica y Social de la Región de Murcia

Country Spain , applies regionally

    • – ES62 Región de Murcia
Time period Open ended, started on 01 May 2020
Context COVID-19
Type Tripartite agreements
Category Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Active labour market policies (enhancing employability, training, subsidised job creation, etc.)
Author Carlos Molina (UAB)
Measure added 08 August 2021 (updated 12 August 2021)

Background information

The regional government of Murcia together with social partners signed a document containing a number of policy measures to improve protection of vulnerable groups affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but most importantly, to develop measures helping the economy to recover.

The pact contains policies in two stages. In the first stage, policies to extend social protection of workers and companies are developed. In the second stage, policies to reactivate the economy are considered.

Content of measure

The objective of this pact is to develop the policy measures contained in the annex to the Pact and work together to determine the steps needed to face the socioeconomic impact of COVID-19 in a scenario of unprecedented recession. In this context, the rise in unemployment, the fall in tourism, trade and production, the lack of liquidity in administrations and companies, the increase in poverty or the reduction in investment, are the main challenges to be addressed through the Pact.

The pact includes a wide array of policy measures, from social protection, protection of vulnerable groups, or measures to sustain companies, to policies to help the regional economy to recover from the COVID-19 crisis.

Use of measure

No information available about use of this policy measure.


  • Income protection
  • Social protection, incl. pension
  • Training and employability

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Applies to all workers Applies to all businesses Applies to all citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Social partners jointly
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


Social partners were involved in designing this plan at the initiative of the regional government of Murcia. This involvement took place outside an institutionalised setting, through ad hoc meetings and consultations with social partners and the regional government. The organisations involved were those considered most representative at regional level (as established in the Labour Code).

Views and reactions

As signatories of the pact, social partners were very supportive of all the policy measures included in the pact, and asked the regional government to guarantee their effective involvement in their implementation.



Eurofound (2021), Regional Pact of Social Dialogue for the Economic and Social Reactivation of the Region of Murcia, measure ES-2020-18/1999 (measures in Spain), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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