Factsheet for case PT-2020-31/1075 – measures in Portugal
|Country||Portugal , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, started on 27 July 2020|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Active labour market policies, incl. subsidised job creation
|Author||Heloisa Perista and Maria da Paz Campos Lima (CESIS) and Eurofound|
|Case created||08 September 2020 (updated 08 October 2020)|
To face the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 disease pandemic and in a context where worsening labour market conditions are anticipated, the Government established as one of the priority axes of the Economic and Social Stabilization Program, approved by the Resolution of the Council of Ministers no. 41/2020, of 6 of June, the maintenance of employment and the gradual resumption of economic activity.
In this context the «ATIVAR.PT - Reinforced Program of Support to Employment and Vocational Training ( ATIVAR.PT — Programa Reforçado de Apoios ao Emprego e à Formação Profissional ), was launched, which is designed to ensure an adequate and rapid response with broadband support programs for hiring and internships, in articulation with programs for specific sectors and audiences. The Resolution 206/2020 of 27 August 2020 regulates the measure on Internships ATIVAR.PT, which consists of strengthening the supports to integrate young people in the labour market and retraining the unemployed.
[ATIVAR.PT Internships]((https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PT-2020-27_1068.html), which replace Professional Internships ( Estágios Profissionais ), is a measure that increases the internship grants while taking into account qualifications. The internship grant for a trainee with a degree, for example, will increase from €719 to €790. The increase in the grant will vary, for candidates with education above secondary level, between 7.1% and 30.6%.
On the other hand, and on a transitional basis (until 30 June 2021), candidates up to 35 years old will be covered (currently they can only be up to 30 years old) and people over 35 years old will be eligible if they have been unemployed longer than six months (instead of the current 12). The contribution of the IEFP for the grant rises from 65% to 75% in the general regime and the employment bonus, awarded to those who convert internship contracts into open-ended contracts, will increase from a maximum value of €2,194 to €3,072 in the general regime.
Youth (18-25) in employment
|Applies to all businesses||Applies to all citizens|
Company / Companies
Public employment service
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies||Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
As stated in the Ordinance regulating the Internships measure ATIVAR.PT, the social partners represented at the tripartite Standing Committee for Social Concertation were consulted.
Furthermmore, this measure will be evaluated by the Standing Committee for Social Concertation within three years from the entry into force of this Ordinance.
Social partners supported the measure.
Eurofound (2020), ATIVAR.PT Labour market integration internships , case PT-2020-31/1075 (measures in Portugal), 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.