Eminent speakers, leading institutional executives, businessmen and representatives from the rural world participated in the second edition of the program ‘AmpuBlate’ – Solutions Against Depopulation, promoted by Eurocaza Rural Foundation in collaboration with Next Education, this morning.
This initiative, which can also be accessed online from the Foundation’s website www.eurocajarural.fun and broadcast online on YouTube, aims to promote the development and socioeconomic development of our country’s small municipalities, based on solutions To provide how to improve the living conditions of its residents, optimize services and increase job prospects in small municipalities.
The forum, sponsored by MINSAT (an Indra Group company) and led by renowned journalist Manuel Campo Vidal, was the participation of lvaro Gutierrez Prieto, President of the Toledo Provincial Council; Milagros Tolón Jaime, Mayor of Toledo and Vice President of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP); and Victor Manuel Martin López, general director of Eurocaja Rural.
During his speech, Martin López emphasized the unit’s firm commitment to creating opportunities in rural areas, maintaining and opening offices to provide services and products, providing close and personal attention, as well as opportunities. “We are reluctant to leave the towns empty. To leave. Because if we leave, we will leave our neighbors and betray our principles, our origins and our social role, which has remained unchanged for almost 60 years. “
“At Eurocaza Rural we prioritize commitment to the region and people. Because when the financial sector went in one direction, Eurocaja Rural went in the opposite direction. What was the difference? Mainly being willing to give up part of the profit Exchange for a better, professional, up close and personal service. What has been the result? Over a decade, the region has unfortunately closed 50% of its offices and laid off 40% of its workforce, leaving many neighborhoods and Many areas have become inaccessible. Financial services. Over the same period, Eurocaza Rural has multiplied its branch network by 2.5 and doubled its workforce. A commitment that is also social, as our foundation Promotes development and solidarity, especially in rural areas and the most disadvantaged areas, today’s events; or successful rural summits Agro; or organizing events such as Smart Rural and Campus Talento; and even calling the aid s our of projects to be carried out in small municipalities in the working area social to support financially”.
Regarding the consequences caused by overpopulation, he indicated that “the heritage, culture, traditions, social cohesion and, therefore, the balance, health and economy of our country are at stake. Beyond reasons, it is imperative to assume, the sooner Maybe it is the moral duty of all of us to fix it”.
Finally, regarding the purpose of the event, he said that “‘Ampuablet’ is a pooling of projects, ideas, measures, objectives, aids and advances to find solutions against the population. It has all possible agents, as they are all relevant. We are confident that this serious problem has finally been addressed by all public institutions and serious decision-making, regulatory changes and delivery of assistance are beginning to take place”.
For his part, the mayor of Toledo congratulated Eurocaja Rural for organizing a forum “that offers experience, evidence, reflection and actions to combat deprivation” and for working in the context of regional solidarity. There is something important for “maintaining a network of offices and services”, for municipalities, and also for the care of the elderly. It is fortunate to have partners such as Eurocaza Rural, a reference entity, the leading financial entity in Castilla-La Mancha, who are seeing all the difficulties this demographic can face and the challenges it can help the rural world.”
Similarly, he pointed out that “population threatens regional and social cohesion. 80% of the population lives in 20% of the region. It is necessary to carry out action plans that reverse these figures, which create new opportunities, of hope. To look with. The future and our towns offer viable and fulfilling life projects”.
Finally, the President of the Diputación de Toledo thanked Eurocaja Rural for its “commitment, interest and concern for the rural world”. An example of this is this conference which provides analysis, debate and solutions to the fight against overpopulation. Back then, this meant that of the 204 municipalities in the province of Toledo, 180 have less than 5,000 residents and more than 100 municipalities have less than 1,000 residents”, thus meeting their needs and facilitating their growth and development. Emphasize the importance of creating.
Regarding the strategy on deportation, he specified that there are 5 keys: the provision of services, employment, communication, new technologies and prestige and that the council, as the nearest local administration to the municipalities, “we are the authentic agents against deportation, Investing Huh”.
The ‘Empuablet’ Forum, with a dynamic and very informative format, is the participation of representatives of public and private entities who are developing projects and initiatives to strengthen life in rural areas, as well as entrepreneurs who share their experiences. and explains the projects in a permanent detail. and inclusive approach.
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Specifically, this second edition addresses, on the one hand, the reactions being given by city councils against deportation through presentations made by Cortés Buendía, President of the Sierra del Segura Local Action Group and Mayor of Yeste; Guzmán Gómez, provincial deputy and mayor of Medina del Campo; Alba Rodriguez, Mayor of Villagarcia del Llano (Cuenca) and José Eugenio del Castillo, Mayor of Quismondo (Toledo). On the other hand, how technology enables new work options in the rural world and what innovative projects are being developed by various companies and individuals in small towns, thanks to the intervention of Antonio Calvo, Director of Sustainability at Radia; Irene Gomez, owner of ‘Taste of Before’; Enrique Colada, president of ‘Rumbo Rural’; and Zara Pedreno, owner of ‘Mundova’.
Similarly, the program “Practicing” is also providing information about the rural development project UCLM is undertaking or what aid funding is being provided by institutions destined for the rural world, colloquial table where Susannah Solis, Participates in MEPs for Citizens, European Parliament; Milagros Marcos, deputy for PP in the Congress of Deputies and Jesus Alik, JCCM’s commissioner of demographic challenge.
Finally, the Secretary General of the Demographic Challenge, Francis Boya, in his presentation, analyzed the main demographic challenges and potential existing solutions against the population, before giving way to the Closing Act led by Javier López Martín, president of Eurocaja Rural, who emphasized that “Through forums such as ‘Ampuablet’, we are creating awareness year after year and finding effective solutions for the present and future of the empty Spaniards. To measure, to implement, to mobilize changes to achieve a regional rebalancing”.
In this sense, he pointed to the need to unite the will to resolve the situation of regional imbalance that we have been experiencing over the years. “Effective and real solutions can be achieved only when this problem is rooted out. Sensitively, yes, but with a shared action plan, with direct dialogue between the parties, that stipulated in that great mobilization Brings together the demands. In March 2019 which managed to grab the attention of the entire society, the entire nation.”
The act was attended by many representatives of local, provincial, regional and national administration (mayors, deputies), various officials of UCLM, business sector, primary sector (eg Deputy Minister of Rural Affairs, Agapito Portillo), etc. The full scope of action of Eurocaja Rural, as well as the Managing Director of Castilla-La Mancha Water Agency, José Manuel Martín Aparicio or the Director of Financial Services Strategy and Innovation of Minsat and a member of Indra’s Corporate Innovation Committee, lvaro de Salas, others in the middle.