Issue table for the Self-Employment Promotion Strategy


The Government decided on Wednesday to set up a dialogue table for the development and monitoring of the National Strategy for the Promotion of Self-Employment, which will be convened “urgently” next week and will begin its work on following week for a period of six months.


This was announced by the Second Vice President and Minister of Labor and Social Economy, Yolanda Díaz, in statements to the media after meeting with the organizations of independent workers ATA, Uatae and UPTA to discuss the national strategy for the promotion of autonomy. Employment (Endita).

The Vice-President clarified that during the meeting, the current situation was also discussed and called on the associations to send the government a glossary of approaches that affect the crisis situation.

From UPTA, its president, Eduardo Abad, described the meeting with Díaz as “very positive”, since the launch of Endita will allow independents to make “a quality leap” in areas as important for the group as employability, digitization and prevention of occupational risks.

“We are talking about a total transformation of economic activity that we are developing more than 3.3 million independents.

Along the same lines, the general secretary of Uatae, María José Landaburu, underlined that this strategy represents “a stage and a turning point” for the self-employed, as it extends their social protection and “walks on the guarantee” of their rights. work”.

“It is a strategy that succeeds in promoting quality, inclusive and rights-based self-employment, which also improves the social protection of self-employment and supports groups with difficulties in accessing employment,” Landaburu said. , who also claimed “sufficient budget support” for Endita.

Endita: Six strategic axes

La Endita envisages six strategic axes, each of them with a series of priority lines of action, which are accompanied by measures that also involve other ministries.

The first of the axes relates to inclusion and social cohesion. To this end, quality, inclusive and rights-based self-employment is promoted and measures are applied against abuses of self-employment and the improvement of employment policies.

Along the same lines, the lines of action also include a new Social Security contribution system and the improvement of social protection (currently under negotiation); support for groups having difficulty accessing the labor market; improving the legal definition of the self-employed worker and revising the regulations governing their activity.

The second line of action aims to establish the population in the territory by promoting entrepreneurship as a tool for local development, with measures ranging from the design of specific entrepreneurship plans to the promotion of generational change and which the SEPE advises on new projects that arise. “rigorously and with quality”, according to Díaz.

The third axis aims to promote the digitization and modernization of self-employment in order to improve productivity and competitiveness, by promoting both the digitization of the business fabric and its greater internationalization.

The fourth axis aims to promote sustainable self-employment with the development of entrepreneurial initiatives linked to the sectors of the green economy, as well as to encourage the circular economy and the modernization of equipment and infrastructures of the productive fabric less dependent on fossil fuels.

The fifth axis promotes training throughout the life of the self-employed through a new professional training system designed specifically for the group and the promotion of university micro-diplomas for professional requalification. In fact, Díaz has shown his willingness that the training law for the job in which he works, the self-employed are part of it extensively.

Finally, the sixth axis revolves around the guarantee of gender equality in self-employment by promoting measures that prevent the abandonment of professional activity after maternity and work-family balance, as well as the protection and strengthening of the care and support economy through incentives for self-employment of women and salaried employment created by self-employed women.



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