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Marcos Muro: "with the support of the European Social Fund the Basque Country will increase by 7 million euros the Operative Program of Youth Employment"

2017 October 19
  • The Deputy Minister of Employment and Youth and the Director of Employment and Inclusion of the Basque Government, Amaia Arteaga, participate in the Conference "Youth Guarantee: prospects for the future", which takes place in Brussels

 Brussels, 2017 October 19

The Deputy Minister for Employment and Youth of the Basque Government, Marcos Muro, announced today in Brussels that "the increase that will receive the Basque Country from the European Social Fund, after the revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020 for the Youth Employment Operational Program, will be 7 million euros (6,768,165 euros)".

 Marcos Muro and the Director of Employment and Inclusion of the Basque Government, Amaia Arteaga, participate in the Conference "Youth Guarantee: Prospects for the future" held in Brussels organized by the European Commission until tomorrow Friday. In the framework of the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative, the meeting aims to improve the complementarity and implementation of policies for youth in the state.

 According to Marcos Muro "we went from receiving a community aid of 28.264.325 € to 35.032.480 €. The financing is 91.89% so we will have to put the 8.11% being the total expense of 39.201.151 €".

 "The objective pursued by the Basque Country (Euskadi) is the sustainable integration in the labor market of young people who are not employed, or who participate in education or training activities, particularly in the context of the youth guarantee," the Deputy Minister of Employment and Youth.

Youth Guarantee

The meeting was attended by Stefan Olsson, the Commission's Director-General for Employment, Max Uebe, Head of Employment Strategy Unit, Julio Martínez, Director-General for Employment-ESP, Gianni Rosas, (Employment Expert), Stanilslav Ranguelov of the European Commission, Rocío Briones - Sevef, Baptiste Delhauteur (Cabinet of the Belgian Minister Rudi Vervoort), Emma Toledano and Ángel García.

 The Youth Guarantee represents the commitment of all the Member States of the European Union to ensure that all young people under the age of 30 receive a good job offer, continuing education, apprenticeship training or a training period within four months of losing their employment or leave formal education.

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  • Stefan Olsson, Max Uebe, Julio Martínez, Gianni Rosas, Stanilslav Ranguelov, Rocío Briones, Baptiste Delhauteur, Emma Toledano and Ángel García.