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The Basque Government, the Territorial Councils and the Municipalities of The Basque Country are committed to developing positive policies for the Family and Children

2018 January 18
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 • Urkullu, González, Rementeria, Olano and Landa sign a Pact for families and children

• "Increase the birth rate and increase aid to families with children is a country objective"

• In the Basque Country 18 thousand girls and boys are born per year; the average age of maternity is 33.4 years and the fertility rate is 1.39

• The fundamental values ​​that make up the Pact are: respect, equality, recognition, solidarity and autonomy

• On December 20, the Basque Family Council approved it unanimously

• "Euskadi, as part of European society, has the challenge of developing social, cultural and economic policies that face the progressive aging of the population and the need to promote births"

• The Pact will be specified in the Action Plan for this term in the area of ​​support for families and children that will be approved within the first quarter

• The Plan foresees an increase of 2 to 3 annuities in the aid for the second daughter or son, which will mean an additional investment of up to 5 million euros per year

The Basque President (Lehendakari in basque language) Iñigo Urkullu considers that the Pact for Family and Children signed this morning by the Basque Government, the Territorial Councils and the Basque municipalities "responds to the demographic challenge and the commitment to youth, a shared priority in our vision of the future of The Basque Country". With the presence of representatives of social organizations and the third sector, the Territorials General Deputies Ramiro González, Unai Rementería and Markel Olano, the president of Eudel Imanol Landa and the Lehendakari have ratified the agreement approved on December 20 by the Basque Family Council. 

Iñigo Urkullu thanked the public administrations and the social entities that work in the field of family and childhood "the contributions received and the spirit of shared work, which have contributed to the Pact in a long institutional and social commitment scope. Our shared objective is to help and support families and children in Euskadi (the Basque Country). This is the "common good" we want to promote". 

"This Pact is based on a shared diagnosis and articulates a coordinated action of policies that respond to two structural phenomena: the persistence of obstacles that make it difficult for people to start their family project and have the desired number of sons and daughters, that is, low birth rates. In Euskadi some 18 thousand girls and boys are born per year; the average age of maternity is 33.4 years and the fertility rate is 1.39" explained the Basque President. 

Likewise, Inigo Urkullu highlighted the "difficulties in breaking the intergenerational transmission of inequalities as a consequence of the economic deficiencies of families with children, that is, the questioning of the principle of equal opportunities".

  • Photo deleted deleted
    2018 January 31

    Kaixo. Mi segunda hija nació en Diciembre de 2016. Hice la solicitud inicial de ayuda por nacimiento en enero de 2017. Y la segunda solicitud la acabo de hacer en enero de 2018. Al entregarla en GV me dijeron que estaba fuera de plazo, dado que tenía que haberla hecho también en 2017 (al haber nacido la niña en 2016). Efectivamente, error mio, que creía que debía esperar un año para solicitarla...
    Mi duda es de si ahora con esta modificación, podre volver a solicitar la ayuda de segundo año que he perdido, o por el contrario la he perdido para siempre. Mila esker

  • Enplegua eta Gizarte Politikak
    2018 February 1

    Estimada Nagore. En su caso no podemos ofrecerle una respuesta a través de Irekia. Acuda a la delegación del Gobierno que le corresponda y consulte con personal técnico.

  • Enplegua eta Gizarte Politikak
    2018 January 25

    Kaixo Asier. La previsión es que esta novedad se apruebe a lo largo de este 2018, pero tendrá caracter retroactivo al 1 de enero. Podrán beneficiarse de las ayudas los niños y niñas nacidos a partir de 2016 y que sean segundos hijos o hijas.

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    User autodeleted
    2018 January 19

    Hay algo que no se aclara en ningún momento. Los que este año 2018 van a recibir la ayuda del segundo año por nacimiento del segundo hijo, ¿el año que viene podrán recibir la ayuda por este tercer año que se amplia o se queda todo para los que nazcan a partir de ahora?

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(XI term 2016 - 2020)
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  • Ramiro González, Unai Rementeria, Markel Olano, Imanol Landa