Development of active employment policies in rural areas through economic aid to Social Security contributions of self-employed women in agricultural and livest

Rural women (residents in municipalities of Castilla y León with a population of less than 10,000 inhabitants) registered as self –employed person.

- Incorporation within the call period.
- Until 2018 it was a requirement to be a beneficiary under 45 years of age. Currently there is no age limit.
- Be registered and develop the activity in a municipality of the Community of Castilla y León with a population of less than 10.000 inhabitants.

Resources needed

Amount granted in 2018: 68.902,00 €

Evidence of success

145 rural women benefiting from economic aid (with new or already operating farms or livestock farms).

Potential for learning or transfer

In this context of social and economic changes that have changed the expectations and mentality of rural women, it is worth mentioning those women who are jointly responsible for agrarian tasks, assuming a good part of them and contributing both goods and work, but in the practice lacks sufficient legal recognition, economic value and social reflection, as it does not transcend the family circle.
In this sense, the development of the most effective active policies has shown self-employment, not only in quantitative terms, but in qualitative terms, of stability, economic driver and rural development.
It is in the last indicated aspect where the self-employed owners of agricultural holdings, contribute decisively to development, to the creation of employment and, in the end, to the population fixing in the villages of our Autonomous Community.

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Main institution
Junta de Castilla y Leon
Castilla y León, Spain (España)
Start Date
January 2018
End Date
December 2018


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