Network of public employment and local development services in Catalonia
This initiative arises from the technical representation of Town Halls, County Councils, Consortia and Local Development Agencies that for a month of 30 years manage the active occupation policies of their territories and share experiences and concerns. The Public Employment and Local Development Services are a basic and essential service for citizens and the business fabric of our territories. The technical representation of the Public Services of Employment and Local Development of Catalonia propose a system of joint work of a collaborative nature that allows to achieve the following objectives:
Promote the recognition of the key role of local entities as the main actor in territorial development processes, taking into account their trajectory, proximity to people and companies, knowledge of reality and democratic representation.
Promote debate and reflection on local employment and development policies, which allow the formulation of alternatives on them and contribute to the construction of public policy agendas.
Ensure that the deployment of the area of territorial agreement of the Law for the organization of the employment system and the Public Employment Service of Catalonia is truly done with a decentralized vision, effectively adapted to territorial needs and respecting local autonomy.
Plan and work together with the higher administrations of all territorial areas, in the preparation of programs, their programming and their budget, taking into account the different territorial and local diagnoses.
Access, as public sector administrations with which a common objective is shared, information on the budget and SOC programming in order to anticipate and prepare actions in real time, related to the situation of social and economic crisis
Make more flexible or if it is the case, remodel the programs according to the needs of the territories and the evolution of the economy, so that they adapt to the diversity of the Catalan territory, to current needs, to those that arise and to those that they will manifest themselves in the coming months, which are difficult to predict.
To achieve these objectives we propose:
A) Create a group for reflection and awareness-raising on specific issues of occupation and local development that contributes to generating knowledge, strengthening internal cohesion, and awareness-raising and cooperation with other actors.
B) Create a stable space of co-responsibility, exchange and codecision. Design, management and execution of the active policies of occupation and local development with all the responsible and implicated superior administrations.
C) Establish technical criteria and a joint work methodology.
D) Achieve transparency in the design of active employment and local development policies, and the resulting programs.
E) Define spaces for mutual knowledge.
F) Share and cooperate in all steps of the operation of the active policies of occupation and local development.
- Stable cooperation with the SOC is based on:
- The codecision from the perspective of the territory and proximity.
- Continuous evaluation and definition of common indicators.
- Intervene in the territorial agreement of active policies of local occupation and development, and their deployment.
- The binding of the agreements. The agreed criteria must be binding and the financial report must be included in the decisions.
The Public Services for Employment and Local Development of Catalonia began the process to establish ourselves as a stable technical working group of knowledge, debate and with a propositional character in the field of active policies of occupation of the Catalan territory. The 1st Technical Working Day of the Public Employment and Local Development Services of Catalonia held in Reus on October 9, 2020, marks the beginning of this process, which has been effectively started in recent months, and which consolidates a trajectory of performance of 3 decades. To jointly face and promote Comprehensive and Intelligent Local Development as a set of actions aimed at achieving the improvement of the quality of life, human dignity and the well-being of local societies, ensuring a constructive and balanced impact on the economic dimensions , institutional, environmental, social and cultural of each of our territories.