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Urgent measures programme to improve the employability and the active employment policies reform

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
This innovation is a Royal Decree-law that contains a set of measures to improve the efficiency of the Spanish employment policies.
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • education
  • employment
  • equal opportunities
  • social
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
The policy was published in February 2011 but the end is not specified
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: Structural
  • Budgets: Unspecified
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: Unspecified
  • Spatial coverage: At national level but implementing specific measures depending on the local context
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
The main objectives are: / To increase the labour market effectiveness and the insertion possibilities of unemployed people, especially youth and long term unemployed people. / To respond better to the needs of the companies to fill their job offers. / To place the employment services among the best skills to managing the human capital in the new economic model more balanced and productive. / Other objective is to promote the self-employment /
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
The urgent point is to prepare unemployed people to come back to the labour market
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
To contribute to conform the most suitable economic and productive model for the needs of the Spanish society.
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • others
Type of innovation
  • new policy, practice or measure
New outputs
  • job guidance, coaching and/or counselling (Individual services to guarantee a public and free service for all and the equality of opportunities to access to the labour market and services addressed to employed people and companies.. )
  • lifelong learning (Learning, training, requalification and vocational retraining actions and measures)
  • services (Individual diagnosis, interviews, information and management of the employment offers, formative actions?)
Intended target group
Unemployed people, especially: / Youth (primarily those low-skilled) / People over 45 years old / Disabled people / Long term unemployed (primarily woman and people from construction sector or people in social exclusion risk) /
Working age population
  • educational level (low/medium/high) (Especially low-skilled)
  • employment situation (Unemployed)
  • main source of income: paid work
Employers-private institutional actors
Private companies
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • central state (Employment National System)
  • employers (organised or individual)
  • regional government (Each region has to adapt the measures to the local needs and resources)
Intended output
  • benefit level (Management of unemployment benefits)
  • job guidance, coaching and counselling (Individual diagnosis, interviews, information and management of the employment offers, formative actions?)
  • learning workplaces (Learning, training, requalification and vocational retraining.)
  • subsidies/tax-credits (Unemployment benefits)
Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
Intended and unintended outcomes
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
Increase of labour inclusion and updating skills
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