La Xunta de Galicia, through the Consellería de Promoción do Emprego e Equality, launched the program Our Solidarity Straight, which aims to identify and promote initiatives within the social economy that result in innovations and that stand for their rural implications and for commitment to inclusive work.
By signing agreements with three foundations – Roberto Rivas, Amicos and Marcelino Botín-Sanz de Sautola y López – the Department of Employment and Equality Promotion launched this initiative to continue to support entrepreneurship in the social economy and put in practice the value of its involvement in the local and rural sphere through sustainable, competitive projects that attract talent and include people and the environment.
Within the framework of the project, the entities of the social economy that stand for their new ideas will first be identified. This will contribute to the promotion of new employment niches that encourage the population to settle and improve the role of women in rural areas. Proposals aimed at vulnerable groups, young people, unemployed people or people with disabilities will also be valued.
The program wants to promote the development of initiatives that promote new products, services or business lines under inclusive and sustainable models. Proposals based on green and circular economic experiences and which consider a social purpose will also be encouraged.
Among other benefits, the relationship between the countryside and the city will be promoted by projects that promote the expression of needs and relationships between the two environments.
To finance the program, the Department of Employment and Equality Promotion will pay a total of 25,000 euros to the foundations with which it cooperates.
The Xunta will provide the participating entities with practical itineraries to develop their business ideas, professional support and guidance to focus on the digitalization of the proposal. Support is complemented by expert coaching, legal and/or technological advice.
Our solidarity challenge aims to create visible projects of great value to create jobs and stimulate environments and create a network of contacts between the beneficiary entities and other companies, institutions or organizations .