EU job-search aid worth €1.2 million for 300 dismissed workers in Spain 

Over 300 metal workers in the Basque region in Spain, who lost their jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic, should receive €1.2 million in EU aid.

On Thursday, Parliament is set to approve Spain’s request for support from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund for Displaced Workers (EGF). In the draft report prepared by the Committee on Budgets, MEPs acknowledge that “the COVID-19 pandemic, the strict lockdown measures implemented in the second quarter of 2020 in Spain and the subsequent shortages of supplies and raw materials have adversely affected the metal sector in the country”.

Support will range from career guidance and tailored job-search support, to acquiring new or additional skills, vocational and on-the-job training, and support and funding to start a business.

More details here.

Procedure: Budgetary


Vote: Thursday, 25 November