This morning the Lorca Local Development Center initiated a follow-up meeting on research project ‘+ Que Employ-a‘, created by Cepaim in collaboration with the University of Murcia and the Federation of Municipalities of the Region of Murcia.
This study, in which one hundred immigrant women living in the municipality of Lorca participated, is about 34 pilot experiences which is done all over the country about support for Minimum Vital Income and the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan.
In particular, in meeting held in the City of the Sun The Councilor for Social Rights of Lorca, Mayte Martínez, participated with his counterparts in the City Council of Totana, Mazarrón and Alhama de Murcia; in addition to Susana Henarejos Martínez, regional director of the Murcia Region of the Cepaim Foundation; and various people responsible for the project, with the general secretary of the Federation of Municipalities of the Region of Murcia, Manuel Pato.
According to sources from the Cepaim Foundation, The project aims to compare and specify in which aspects the Minimum Living Income perspective can improve the lives of immigrant women in the Region of Murcia. when it is implemented together with other complementary methods, such as inclusion itineraries and personal support. For this reason, the financial assistance provided is combined with the help of a multidisciplinary team of professionals in social work, psychology, intercultural mediation and training. In total, 700 women from across the region participated in the study.
Among the Training made by the participants, promoting learning to manage digital information and the use of electronic devices; and, similarly, intercultural mediation workshops, training in basic qualities and actions to help resolve conflicts are also developed. In addition to Lorca, the studio is active in Murcia, Cartagena, Cieza, Alguazas, Mazarrón, Los Alcázares, Torre Pacheco, San Pedro del Pinatar, Fuente Álamo, Alhama de Murcia and Totana.
After the meeting, Mayte Martínez revealed the relevance of this European study “which represents a change in knowledge about the advancements in work and social inclusion of immigrant women.”