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Factsheet for measure ES-2020-45/1430 – measures in Spain
|Country||Spain , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 03 November 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Protection of vulnerable groups (beyond employment support)
|Author||Oscar Molina (UAB) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||13 November 2020 (updated 22 January 2021)|
The Council of Ministers has approved the Royal Decree-Law by which urgent measures are adopted to support entities of the Third Sector of Social Action at the state level.
Through this Royal Decree-law a set of extraordinary aid is established in favor of the main entities of the Third Sector of Social Action at the state level that develop their work in favor of various groups especially affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic, such as are, among others, the elderly, childhood and adolescence, the Roma people, various groups at risk of social exclusion, people with disabilities, victims of gender violence and trafficking, migrants, women, LGTBI people, drug addicts, people affected by HIV-AIDS, and so on.
The set of these aids amounts to €26,404,089.44 from 0.7 percent of Corporation Tax, with 2020 being the first year that this resource is used, exceptionally, to reinforce the performance of the main entities of the Third Sector of Social Action at the state level in the face of the serious crisis caused by COVID-19.
These funds are intended to address the performance and operating expenses of the 297 beneficiary entities so that they can continue to contribute to mitigating the economic and social impact that the pandemic situation has had on society as a whole and, especially, on the most vulnerable sectors of the population
No information available
|Does not apply to workers||
Companies providing essential services
||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No involvement of social partners was reported.
No information available.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|Q - Human Health And Social Work Activities||Q87 Residential care activities|
|Q88 Social work activities without accommodation|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), Urgent measures to support state-level voluntary sector social entities, measure ES-2020-45/1430 (measures in Spain), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/ES-2020-45_1430.html
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