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Organización Congreso Internacional: edición de actas, ponencias y conclusiones
Con el objetivo que el esfuerzo científico de los participantes no se quede sólo en la propuesta, y de que pueda enriquecerse y mejorarse, se prevé la celebración de una jornada internacional sobre política de empleo.
Gastos Gestión Goteo
Gastos de Gestión de Goteo
Retribuciones de los investigadores
Retribuciones de los investigadores por la elaboración de la propuesta inicial sometida a contraste
Material informático y de oficina
Adquisición de materiales necesarios para el desarrollo del proyecto
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There is no doubt that high unemployment has been the main impact of the economic crisis in Spain and that many years will be needed to overcome this national disgrace.
This scourge particularly affects young unemployed, being Spain, along with Greece, the European country where youth unemployment reaches its highest peak, accounting for more than 50% of those under age 25. It has also hit long-term unemployed, as more than half of this group spend more than a year looking for a job. Given this dramatic situation, Spain’s unemployment protection system has demonstrated its incapacity to ensure an adequate level of social protection. Since 2012 the number of recipients of Spanish contribution-based Jobseeker’s Allowance has diminished by 12% and the Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) coverage rate stands at nearly 50% among those unemployed.
Given this dramatic reality, it is important to react. The main objective of the project that is being introduced here, #Empleo con Red, is to articulate a series of proposals that aim at reforming Spanish income-based JSA so as to ensure an adequate coverage both to young unemployed and to long-term unemployed. The project intends to put on the table a series of programmes and efficient actions to help the two aforementioned groups get into work.
Improving the social protection and the employability of these two groups are the ultimate goals of the project. It requires financial feasibility and permanent measures that need to be well integrated into Spain’s Social Security system. Thus, social protection along with active labour-market policies will be at the core of the project.
Main features and goals of the crowdfunding campaign
EmpleoConRed intends to elaborate a comparative proposal that would extend income-based JSA and improve labour-market policies for the groups that are affected the most by the crisis: young unemployed and long-term unemployed.
How can this be achieved?
Through a three-phase plan:
The first one involves a team of jurists and economists who would draw a proposal for reform including the following core points:
a) Income-based JSA for young unemployed
b) Income-based JSA for long-term unemployed
c) Financial viability
d) Programmes and actions within the framework of active labour market policies to help people re-enter the workforce
For the second phase the proposal would be published and ready for any amendment – based on national or international research – that may help improve the original version. This second phase would finish with an international meeting at Charles III University of Madrid (UC3M), where discussions may take place so as to further improve the text.
For the third phase the final document would be addressed to the different parliamentary groups and to the Government for their consideration.
Additionally, the scientific results of the whole process would be published.
Why this is important
The project seeks to improve social protection and return-to-work policies for the hardest hit: young unemployed and long-term unemployed.
Goals of the crowdfunding campaign
Following the previous description, the project would be conceived as follows:
a) Firstly, the articulation of a proposal for reform of the current JSA coverage level and the creation of improved active labour-market policies. Thus, the most vulnerable target groups would be eligible for better social protection.
b) Secondly, the initial proposal would be contrasted with different views and alternative ideas that can be further discussed and developed at an international meeting at UC3M.
c) Finally, the resulting proposal would be introduced to the different social agents, to the Government and to the Parliamentary groups.
Members: role within the project and experience
EmpleoConRed requires an interdisciplinary team composed of renowned jurists and economists with broad experience in the field of labour relations and social protection. The team would have the following participants:
Jesús R. Mercader (Researcher – Co-director)
Professor of Labour Law and Social Security at UC3M. Mr. Mercader has large experience in issues related to labour relations and has conducted several research projects at national level. More precisely, his most remarkable publications regarding Social Security benefits are: La compatibilidad de las prestaciones del sistema de Seguridad Social y el Trabajo: Lex Nova, 2014.Print. and Las reformas laborales y de la Seguridad Social: Lex Nova, 2014. Print.
Cristina Gómez Aragón (Researcher)
Professor of Labour Law and Social Security at UC3M. Ms. Gómez is a Social Security specialist and one of her most outstanding works is based on her doctoral thesis: La prestación contributiva de la Seguridad Social: Lex Nova, 2013, Print.
Amanda Moreno Solana (Researcher - Management)
Professor of Labour Law and Social Security at UC3M. Ms. Moreno is specialist in labour risk prevention and has focused on particularly sensitive workers (Moreno, Amanda. La prevención de riesgos laborales de los trabajadores especialmente sensibles: Tirant lo Blanch, 2010). She has also expanded her emphasis of this group into the field of Social Security: Moreno, Amanda. “Trabajadores maduros e incapacidad”, Trabajadores maduros: Lex Nova, 2009. Print.
Ricardo Morón Prieto (Researcher).
Professor at the Autonomous University of Madrid. Mr. Morón specialises in labour-market policies and has publications on employment incentives: El nuevo programa de fomento del empleo: comentario al RDL. 5/2006, de 9 de junio, para la mejora del crecimiento y del empleo” and “Estímulos a la Contratación: Fomento del Empleo y Financiación de las Empresas”
Borja Suárez Corujo (Researcher).
Mr. Suárez, Professor at the Autonomous University of Madrid, is an expert on Social Security and has a recent publication: El sistema de pensiones: crisis, reforma y sostenibilidad.
Daniel Pérez Prado (Researcher – Co-direction - Management).
Mr. Pérez, jurist and economist, is Professor of Labour Law and Social Security at UC3M. He specialises in unemployment assistance and in active employment policies.
José Ignacio Pérez Infante (Researcher)
Mr. Pérez is an economist and has taught at the UC3M until his retirement. He has broad experience in the study of diverse issues concerning the Spanish labour market. His works in this area include: Situación actual de la medición de la cobertura de la negociación colectiva en España, Ministerio de Trabajo e inmigración, 2002 and El reto del empleo: McGraw-Hill Interamericana de España, 2001
Pablo Gimeno Díaz de Atauri (Researcher)
Mr. Díaz, economist and jurist, is Professor of Labour Law and Social Security at UC3M. He is a regular contributor to the labour-market chronicle magazine Información Laboral (Labour-Market Information)