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Factsheet for measure ES-2020-39/1246 – measures in Spain

Aid for supported employment for people with disabilities as a measure of labor integration of people with disabilities in the ordinary work system

Ayudas para el empleo con apoyo de personas con discapacidad como medida de integración laboral de las personas con discapacidad en el sistema ordinario de trabajo.

Country Spain , applies regionally

    • – ES61 Andalucía
Time period Open ended, started on 21 September 2020
Context COVID-19
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Protection of workers, adaptation of workplace
– Changes in work organisation
Author Alejandro Godino (UAB)
Measure added 05 October 2020 (updated 27 November 2020)

Background information

The regional Government of Andalusia approved in the BOJA20-182 the "Aid for supported employment for people with disabilities as a measure of labour market integration of people with disabilities in the ordinary work system"

Read more on the junta de andalucia website

Read more on the [junta de andalucia website] (https://www.juntadeandalucia.es/servicios/procedimientos/detalle/10452/datos-basicos.html).

The purpose of this aid is to promote social and labour market integration of workers with disabilities through schemes of "employment with support measures", that is the personal assistance of workers with disabilities to adapt to workplace requirements. The measure is aimed to facilitate the integration in the open labour market under similar conditions to the rest of the workers who perform equivalent positions, encouraging the development of individualised guidance and support actions in the job position, provided by specialised labour trainers.

Moreover, the regional government of Andalusia has approved extraordinary and urgent administrative flexibility measures to access the aids for people with disabilities, including these supported employment aids, due to the situation caused by the COVID-19.

Content of measure

The aid consist of the provision or financing of specialised labour trainers at work who guide workers with disabilities as a way of adapting the workplaces.

Every private company is eligible as long as they have not been sanctioned in relation to health and safety issues, or practices of labour or sexual discrimination, among other reasons. As for associations, foundations and other non-profit entities, they are eligible if one of their objectives is the labour market integration or the creation of employment for people with disabilities, either in open or supported employment.

The grants awarded within the framework of this call will be for a maximum total amount of €1,500,000.

Use of measure

The measure does not estimate an specific potential number of companies to be eligible. Requirements criteria cover a broad range of private companies (practically the whole private sector of Andalusia).

Target groups

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

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Company / Companies
Other social actors (e.g. NGOs)
Local / regional government
National funds
Regional funds

Social partners

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

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Unknown Unknown
Form Not applicable Not applicable

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

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: Unknown

Involvement

There is no involvement of social partners in the designing, neither implementing or monitoring of the measure.

Views and reactions

According to CCOO union representatives, it is necessary to promote employment modalities that are still underdeveloped but that can serve to facilitate the integration of people with disabilities in the open labour market, such as supported employment measures (https://www.cordobabn.com/articulo/cordoba/ccoo-demanda-un-10-de-cuota-de-reserva-para-aspirantes-con-discapacidad-en-la-funcion-publica/20190822120821021543.html).

Sources

  • 29 April 2020: Decree-law 10/2020, of April 29, which establishes extraordinary and urgent measures for administrative flexibility of aids in the field of employment and complementary measures with an impact on the economic, local and social fields as a consequence of the situation caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19). (www.juntadeandalucia.es)
  • 18 September 2020: Call 2020 establishing the regulatory bases for granting public subsidies on a competitive basis aimed at people with disabilities.Call 2020 establishing the regulatory bases for granting public subsidies on a competitive basis aimed at people with disabilities. (www.juntadeandalucia.es)

Citation

Eurofound (2020), Aid for supported employment for people with disabilities as a measure of labor integration of people with disabilities in the ordinary work system, measure ES-2020-39/1246 (measures in Spain), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/ES-2020-39_1246.html

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