The Basque Government approves the IV Interinstitutional Plan of Support for Families in the Basque Country 2018-2022
- It encourages co-responsible conciliation and it promotes aids for work leave to guarantee the economic coverage of paternity leave (12 weeks, 100% contribution base).
- Reduce the child poverty rate by 20%, increase the employment rate from 25 to 44 years of age to 80%; will raise the conjunctural indicator of fecundity of women in the Basque Country, up to 1.50;
- Likewise, it foresees: raising the net schooling rates among children of 1 year by 25%; reduce by 50% the gap in home care and the average age of emancipation of the youth population
- The development of the Plan has an expense of 460 million euros, between 2018 and 2022, in the implementation of measures that depend directly on the Vice-Ministry of Social Policies, especially in the area of conciliation (286 million).
- Added to this are 785 million euros in income guarantee policies for families with children and youth employment programs; 220 million for (Haurreskolak) children's schools, 250 million for scholarships, 50 million for housing policies for young people.
- Also 1,575 million euros of fiscal spending on tax deductions for descendants under IRPF managed by the regional governments of the three Basque Historical Territories, and 415 million in Social Services.
Vitoria-Gasteiz, 2018 06 19
The Basque Government has approved this morning the IV Interinstitutional Plan of Support for Families in the Autonomous Community of Euskadi 2018-2022 that the Minister (Sailburu in basque language) of Employment and Social Policies of the Basque Government, Beatriz Artolazabal, qualifies as "the main planning tool for the deployment and the materialization of the Basque Pact for Families and for Children, and aimed at the progressive elimination or reduction of obstacles that make it difficult for people to start their family project and have the desired number of sons and daughters".
The IV Interinstitutional Plan of Support for Families in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country 2018-2022 also materializes the investment approach in childhood sponsored by the European institutions, through the articulation of measures that guarantee equal opportunities for all children, girls and adolescents, and prevents the intergenerational transmission of inequality by reducing the situations of poverty of families with sons and daughters.
According to Mrs. Artolazabal, the Plan aims to "reduce the child poverty rate by 20%, increase the employment rate of the population from 25 to 44 years of age, up to 80%, raise the current indicator of fertility of women in the Basque Autonomous Community up to 1.50 (from 1,39); increase by 25% the net schooling rates among children of 1 year, reduce at least 50% the gap in home care and the average age of emancipation of the youth population by increasing the rate of emancipation of young people from 25 to 29 years ".