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Factsheet for case ES-2020-19/1374 – measures in Spain

Extraordinary plan for the economic recovery of Castilla-La Mancha due to the COVID-19 crisis

Plan de Medidas Extraordinarias para la recuperación económica de Castilla-La Mancha con motivo de la crisis del Covid-19

Country Spain , applies regionally

    • – ES42 Castilla-La Mancha
Time period Open ended, started on 04 May 2020
Type Tripartite agreements
Category Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Active labour market policies, incl. subsidised job creation
Author Oscar Molina (UAB) and Eurofound
Case created 30 October 2020 (updated 13 December 2020)

Background information

The Government of Castilla-La Mancha and the social partners have reached an agreement to promote a Plan of Extraordinary Measures for the Economic Recovery of the region on the occasion of COVID-19 that includes 74 actions for an amount that exceeds €231.6 million.

The agreement, loaded with the symbolism of having taken place within the framework of May Day, Labor Day, articulates 64 measures directly related to the recovery after the impact of the coronavirus on the regional economy, structures its lines of action on the budget reality of the region and mobilizes more than half of its amount in this 2020; and puts the focus in an essential way on the recovery of SMEs, self-employed and workers in Castilla-La Mancha.

Content of measure

The plan has its main focus on workers, the self-employed and SMEs; in short, in guiding support to the promotion of economic activity, extraordinary measures of liquidity and flexibility aimed at reducing costs for companies and the self-employed, as well as direct non-refundable aid for different groups.

All these measures seek to maintain and boost economic activity in all economic sectors and especially in those most affected, such as tourism, commerce, industry and crafts.

The plan is, therefore, aimed at avoiding that the economic paralysis derived from a temporary situation such as the current one, has a structural impact that weighs on the economic and social recovery of Castilla-La Mancha, once this exceptional situation has been overcome.

Use of measure

No data available.

Contents

  • Employment retention
  • Income protection
  • Other topics
  • Training and employability

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Self-employed
SMEs
Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Trade unions
Employers' organisations
Local / regional government
European Funds
National funds
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

Involvement

Social partners were involved in the design and have also been deeply involved in the implementation of the Pact

Views and reactions

Social partners were very supportive of the agreement.

Sources

  • 01 May 2020: Plan de Medidas Extraordinarias para la recuperación económica de Castilla-La Mancha con motivo de la crisis del Covid-19 (www.castillalamancha.es)

Citation

Eurofound (2020), Extraordinary plan for the economic recovery of Castilla-La Mancha due to the COVID-19 crisis, case ES-2020-19/1374 (measures in Spain), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch

Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.