Budgets 2022: Sánchez allocates 12,550 million euros to young people after not having helped them during the pandemic

The General Budgets of the State for the year 2022 will allocate 12,550 million euros in direct or indirectly related measures with young people, especially in

Budgets 2022: Sánchez allocates 12,550 million euros to young people after not having helped them during the pandemic

The General Budgets of the State for the year 2022 will allocate 12,550 million euros in direct or indirectly related measures with young people, especially in terms of education. More than 15% of spending programs for next year will finance actions aimed at supporting youth.

During the press conference of the presentation of the document, the Minister of Finance and Public Function, María Jesús Montero, affected the importance of building for the middle class in these budgets, which put "the target" in this sector. It is necessary to rebuild "the social elevator," defended the minister, and, of course, it has problems when it passes through the floors that correspond to young people, who are mentioned 158 times in the budgets, in which it also appears in 78 Occasions the word youth.

Thus, the Government will allocate 12,550 million euros to this collective. An "unpublished" fact, said Montero, who supposes virtually bend the budget items of the previous year, in which the executive left the young people in a certain way. From the 6,790 million of 2021, an increase of 84.8% will be passed to these 12,550 million.

For this, they will focus on addressing two of the "main problems" they have in the country: access to housing and unemployment. Although they are "common" to the whole population, the Haterienda holder recognized that it has a "special impact" in young people. In this way, he hopes that the budget supposes "a revulsive" that helps them improve their training and training and thus access employment of greater qualification and stability that, in turn, helps them to be emancipen, believe "their own vital project "And" If the time comes, they understand it, "form a family.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has affected young people in a direct way at a time when national economies were barely recovering from the global financial crisis that began in 2007-2008," he regrets the document. These crises have increased juvenile unemployment and have worsened "existing inequalities, within and between the different age groups of our society." In spite of this, it will be the pillar of training that receives most of this money: the challenges that youth faces, as follows from budgets, should be resolved with training.

In the case of housing, 200 million will be allocated to the rental bonus and, although the Minister also mentioned the 500 million aimed at the "Social Rental Housing Program in Energy Energy buildings", they do not appear in the breakdown by ministries . With regard to measures aimed at transport, mobility and urban agenda, it is passed from 34 million from 2021 to 234 million 2022. According to data from Eurostat, Spain is one of the countries in which young people It takes more to independent, with an average age of 29.8 years, three more than the European average.

In this way, 2,076 million euros will be allocated to the Strategic Plan for Professional Training, another 1,648 million euros to the modernization of the education system and 1,412 million euros, to the digital transformation of education. It will also target 750 million to investment in young employment. In total, the budgets of 13 ministries collect some type of action aimed at youth.

In Montero's opinion "there is no single recipe" to address the unemployment problem, which requires "different lines and profound reforms." The transformation of vocational training, for example, tries to adapt it "to the needs that currently experiences the labor market" and will incorporate emerging specialties and improve the accreditation of competences. They hope to create 200,000 new places in four years.

"If we want to bet on young people and the future it is essential to invest in education and promote equal opportunities," Montero argued. The objective is to seek "excellence in the educational field", fundamentally in the public sector so that all young people, "regardless of the resources with whom their parents count," can forge their own vital project.

Updated Date: 15 October 2021, 04:20

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