INFORMATION SERVICE FOR THE LABOUR FIELD AND ECONOMIC ACTIVITY FACED WITH THE EFFECT OF COVID-19

Here you will find the aid and resources from different institutions for the self-employed, companies, cooperatives, entities and workers to tackle the economic difficulties which arise from the effect of the COVID-19.

Furthermore, from Barcelona Activa we have set up a call centre in which expert staff will resolve your doubts and pass you on to the resources and entities that can help you. You can call 900 533 175 from 9.00am to 6.00pm, from Monday to Friday.

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Labour Rights Defence Points

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Free-of-charge personalised advisory and assessment service and attention about labour rights for all the workers. Registration by calling 900 533 175.

Service promoted by Barcelona Activa in the Districts of Ciutat Vella, Nou Barris and Sants-Montjuïc, in collaboration with the trade union organisations and entities from the territory. Open to all the citizens.

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Professional advice and assessment

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Barcelona Activa offers a professional guidance team for advice and assessment in training and the labour market. More information on the website, at porta22@barcelonactiva.cat or by calling 93 401 98 88.

And if you are looking for a job, you can also get in touch with Espai de Recerca de Feina advisors (Work Research Space) by calling 93 446 83 52.

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Advice and assessment for youths

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Personalized advice and assessment service for young people between the ages of 16 and 29 who need information and support to find a job, get a job and/or improve their profession. You can contact the youth guidance team directly by calling or sending a Whatsapp to the phone 678 66 00 16 or from the website.

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Labour and legal advice to people with disabilities

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Labour and legal advice service on the rights of people with disabilities and their families because of the effects of COVID-19. Contact IMPD via email sap@bcn.cat, phone 934132775 or through the online service platform by filling out this form.

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Access job offers managed by Barcelona Activa

Information and other resources

Plataforma Empresa-Ocupació (Company-Employment Platform) is Barcelona Activa’s tool to find candidates for city companies’ job vacancies.

- If you have not registered yet, you can do it here.

- If you are already a member of the platform, see the offers we are managing here.

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COVID-19 Emergency Job Offer

Information and other resources

Different entities and companies need to strengthen their teams due to the emergency situation. Check the different job search engines that have been created:

- Government of Catalonia job offers to fill vacancies in healthcare centers.

- Information on the vacancies of urgent coverage to deal with the coronavirus of the Diputació de Barcelona.

- Jobs for reinforcement in the agricultural campaign of the Unió de Pagesos (Farmers Union).

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Map of Training and Resources for Employment

Information and other resources

Barcelona Activa provides you with all the information about the resources existing for training and job search in the city of Barcelona.  More information on the website or at porta22@barcelonactiva.cat.

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Aula Virtual – Training activities in streaming

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#StayAtHome but don't stop! Streaming activities so you can continue developing professionally: career development and job search in one click.

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Technology training in Cibernàrium

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Online technology training to improve technological skills aimed both at professionals and companies. More information on the website or at cibernarium@barcelonactiva.cat.

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Training to improve your professional profile

Training

Online activities to improve your professional profile and job search. More information on the website or at porta22@barcelonactiva.cat.

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Assessment for entrepreneurs

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If you want to work on a new business project, you can access the Entrepreneurs Services of Barcelona Activa. More information on the website or by calling 901 55 11 55.

Barcelona City Council

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Reception and Orientation Point in Social and Solidarity Economy

Assessment

Specialized service to inform and guide people interested in training, working or undertaking in the field of social and solidarity economy and companies in the sector, during and after COVID-19. More information on 933 203 402 or innovaciosocioeconomica@barcelonactiva.cat.

Barcelona City Council

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Priority telephone line for Olympic Port workers

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Telephone service addressed to workers affected by the remodelling of the Olympic Port. They will be personally attended to provide them employment opportunities, from the design of a training itinerary to contact with job offers. Telephone: 93 327 01 11.

Barcelona City Council

Free advisory service for people who want to start up or have a business in Nou Barris or Ciutat Vella

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Free advisory service for people who want to start up or have a business in Nou Barris or Ciutat Vella.

Economic Activation Point of Barris: 665888805 / punteconomicnb@barcelonactiva.cat

Economic Activation Point of Ciutat Vella: 606392986 / punteconomiccv@barcelonactiva.cat

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Improvements in the management of the unemployment payment for workers affected by a ERTO (Temporary Regulation of Employment)

Funding, subsidies and rebates

Workers affected by an ERTO will be paid unemployment benefit without the accumulated period for the right to the benefit being discounted.  In the same way, those people who have not generated the minimum period worked to have the right, will be paid anyway.  These are exceptional measures of the Royal Decree Law 8/2020 and Royal Decree Law 9/2020

Government of Spain

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Search engine of extraordinary grants from local councils and other institutions

Funding, subsidies and rebates

Councils and other institutions offer extraordinary grants to deal with the impact of COVID-19.

Diputació de Barcelona

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New contributions for temporary domestic workers

Funding, subsidies and rebates

Temporary workers who have not contributed the minimum amount to receive unemployment benefits will be entitled to 430 Euros. In the same way, domestic workers who have reduced the activity will be able to receive up to 70% of their contribution base. Available since May 5th, 2020. These are exceptional measures of Royal Decree 11/2020.

Government of Spain

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Emotional support telephones for the effects of COVID-19

Assessment

Emotional support service for all collectives:

General population: 649 756 713 (Mon-Sun 9am-8pm).

Self-employed (key autonoms2020): 900 505 805 (Mon-Sun 6am to midnight).

Domestic workers and carers (key domicilio2020): 900 505 805 (Mon-Sun 6am to midnight).

Professionals of Essential Services: 93 567 88 56 (Mon-Sun 9am-10pm).

Telephone of Hope: 682 900 500 (24hours). 

Fundació PIMEC and Fundación Salud y Persona, with the support of the Barcelona City Council

Volunteering against coronavirus

Information and other resources

Do you want to offer your knowledge and experience to collaborate with entities that need support? Taula del Tercer Sector has created a platform where you can check all the volunteering offers that they receive.

Taula del Tercer Sector

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Grants to alleviate the costs of canceling the presence of Spanish companies at business fairs

Funding, subsidies and rebates

Grants promoted by ICEX to recover the costs that companies have payed for their presence at business fairs annulled by the emergency situation.

Government of Spain

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Rebates and postponement of municipal taxes for companies

Funding, subsidies and rebates

Exceptional measures of rebates and postponements for the main municipal taxes for companies.

Barcelona City Council

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Services of the Business Support Office for Companies

Assessment

Services of assessment for the self-employed, companies and entities in the Social and Solidarity Economy: constitution, financing, talent management, transmission, internationalization, etc. More information on the website or at oae@barcelonactiva.cat.

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Extraordinary measures to deal with the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural activity and fabric

Funding, subsidies and rebates

Barcelona City Council is launching a first package of measures aimed at the cultural sector to respond to the impact of COVID-19. More information on the website or by email: cultura-covid19@bcn.cat

Barcelona City Council

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Assessment for entrepreneurs

Assessment

If you want to work on a new business project, you can access the Entrepreneurs Services of Barcelona Activa. More information on the website or by calling 901 55 11 55.

Barcelona City Council

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Technology training in Cibernàrium

Training

Online technology training to improve technological skills aimed both at professionals and companies. More information on the website or at cibernarium@barcelonactiva.cat.

Barcelona City Council

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Online training for the self-employed, companies and SSE entities

Training

Training activities to overcome challenges during and after COVID-19, to improve skills and to strengthen organizations that follow the values ​​and practices of the Social and Solidarity Economy.

Barcelona City Council

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Reception and Orientation Point in Social and Solidarity Economy

Assessment

Specialized service to inform and guide people interested in training, working or undertaking in the field of social and solidarity economy and companies in the sector, during and after COVID-19. More information on 933 203 402 or innovaciosocioeconomica@barcelonactiva.cat.

Barcelona City Council

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Free advisory service for people who want to start up or have a business in Nou Barris or Ciutat Vella

Assessment

Free advisory service for people who want to start up or have a business in Nou Barris or Ciutat Vella.

Economic Activation Point of Barris: 665888805 / punteconomicnb@barcelonactiva.cat

Economic Activation Point of Ciutat Vella: 606392986 / punteconomiccv@barcelonactiva.cat

Barcelona City Council

Moratorium for the payment of taxes and contributions for SMEs and the self-employed (AEAT)

Funding, subsidies and rebates

The Small and Medium-sized Enterprises can request a moratorium of up to 6 months for the payment of taxes (VAT, IS - Company Tax, IRPF - Income Tax). The first three months are not charged.

Government of Spain

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Moratorium on the payment of Social Security contributions by the self-employed and companies

Funding, subsidies and rebates

Self-employed and companies may request a delay in their Social Security contributions. These are exceptional measures of Royal Decree 11/2020.

Government of Spain

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Special lines of ICO credit

Funding, subsidies and rebates

Institute of Official Credit (ICO) offers various lines of credits for SMEs and the self-employed to facilitate their liquidity.

Government of Spain

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Search engine of extraordinary grants from local councils and other institutions

Funding, subsidies and rebates

Councils and other institutions offer extraordinary grants to deal with the impact of COVID-19.

Diputació de Barcelona

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Acelera Plan

Funding, subsidies and rebates

Line of credit of the ICO in order to promote the digitalization of SMEs and to consolidate and foster teleworking. These are exceptional measures of Royal Decree Law 8/2020.

Government of Spain

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Modification of the period for the application for bankruptcy

Funding, subsidies and rebates

Debtors who are in a state of insolvency will not have the obligation to request the declaration of bankruptcy until 2 months after the end of the state of emergency. These are exceptional measures of Royal Decree Law 8/2020.

Government of Spain

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Exceptional measures and actions for tackling the health crisis of the COVID-19

Information and other resources

Document of measures of interest for the self-employed and companies produced by the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona.

Barcelona Chamber of Commerce

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Information for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Information and other resources

The confederation of small and medium-sized enterprises, PIMEC, provides SMEs with information, resources and the prevention protocol for the COVID-19 through its website and also by calling 936 061 500.

PIMEC

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Emotional support telephones for the effects of COVID-19

Assessment

Emotional support service for all collectives:

General population: 649 756 713 (Mon-Sun 9am-8pm).

Self-employed (key autonoms2020): 900 505 805 (Mon-Sun 6am to midnight).

Domestic workers and carers (key domicilio2020): 900 505 805 (Mon-Sun 6am to midnight).

Professionals of Essential Services: 93 567 88 56 (Mon-Sun 9am-10pm).

Telephone of Hope: 682 900 500 (24hours). 

Fundació PIMEC and Fundación Salud y Persona, with the support of the Barcelona City Council

SOS Mentoring - Volunteering for entrepreneurs

Assessment

SOS Mentoring is a volunteer program to help entrepreneurs cope with the situation arising from the health emergency caused by COVID-19.

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Rebates and postponement of municipal taxes for companies

Funding, subsidies and rebates

Exceptional measures of rebates and postponements for the main municipal taxes for companies.

Barcelona City Council

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Services of the Business Support Office for Companies

Assessment

Services of assessment for the self-employed, companies and entities in the Social and Solidarity Economy: constitution, financing, talent management, transmission, internationalization, etc. More information on the website or at oae@barcelonactiva.cat.

Barcelona City Council

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Support for capturing talent

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Specialized service for recruitment and pre-selection of candidates from a database of more than 70,000 people, and advice on hiring issues.

Given the exceptional situation, the action protocols for the management of offers by Barcelona Activa have been modified to meet the needs of companies, self-employed people and entities that, due to the situation of health emergency, need to incorporate personnel into their staff.

Barcelona City Council

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Extraordinary measures to deal with the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural activity and fabric

Funding, subsidies and rebates

Barcelona City Council is launching a first package of measures aimed at the cultural sector to respond to the impact of COVID-19. More information on the website or by email: cultura-covid19@bcn.cat

Barcelona City Council

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Assessment for entrepreneurs

Assessment

If you want to work on a new business project, you can access the Entrepreneurs Services of Barcelona Activa. More information on the website or by calling 901 55 11 55.

Barcelona City Council

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Let’s raise the SSE: Advice on Social and Solidarity Economy in COVID-19 times

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Specialized and personalized service that accompanies companies and organizations of the Social and Solidarity Economy in their reactivation due to the impact of COVID-19 in relation to financial aid, legal issues, financing, communication, management and organization of teams. Also to start new projects.

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Reception and Orientation Point in Social and Solidarity Economy

Assessment

Specialized service to inform and guide people interested in training, working or undertaking in the field of social and solidarity economy and companies in the sector, during and after COVID-19. More information on 933 203 402 or innovaciosocioeconomica@barcelonactiva.cat.

Barcelona City Council

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Cooperative credit for SSE companies and entities

Funding, subsidies and rebates

Barcelona City Council has expanded with 400,000 euros the municipal funds for the financing of Social and Solidarity Economy projects through Coop57 and Fiare Banca Ètica.

Barcelona City Council

Technology training in Cibernàrium

Training

Online technology training to improve technological skills aimed both at professionals and companies. More information on the website or at cibernarium@barcelonactiva.cat.

Barcelona City Council

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Online training for the self-employed, companies and SSE entities

Training

Training activities to overcome challenges during and after COVID-19, to improve skills and to strengthen organizations that follow the values ​​and practices of the Social and Solidarity Economy.

Barcelona City Council

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Free advisory service for people who want to start up or have a business in Nou Barris or Ciutat Vella

Assessment

Free advisory service for people who want to start up or have a business in Nou Barris or Ciutat Vella.

Economic Activation Point of Barris: 665888805 / punteconomicnb@barcelonactiva.cat

Economic Activation Point of Ciutat Vella: 606392986 / punteconomiccv@barcelonactiva.cat

Barcelona City Council

Moratorium for the payment of taxes and contributions for SMEs and the self-employed (AEAT)

Funding, subsidies and rebates

The Small and Medium-sized Enterprises can request a moratorium of up to 6 months for the payment of taxes (VAT, IS - Company Tax, IRPF - Income Tax). The first three months are not charged.

Government of Spain

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Moratorium on the payment of Social Security contributions by the self-employed and companies

Funding, subsidies and rebates

Self-employed and companies may request a delay in their Social Security contributions. These are exceptional measures of Royal Decree 11/2020.

Government of Spain

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Improvements in the financing instruments of the CDTI (Centre for Industrial Technological Development)

Funding, subsidies and rebates

Improvements in the CDTI financing instruments: exemption from guarantees, acceleration in the management of eligible R&D&I projects, extension throughout the national territory of LIC-A, and simplification of the justification period. These are exceptional measures of Royal Decree Law 8/2020.

Government of Spain

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Refinancing of ENISA Loans (National Enterprise of Innovation)

Funding, subsidies and rebates

New refinancing conditions for companies that have an ENISA loan.

ENISA

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Special lines of ICO credit

Funding, subsidies and rebates

Institute of Official Credit (ICO) offers various lines of credits for SMEs and the self-employed to facilitate their liquidity.

Government of Spain

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Acelera Plan

Funding, subsidies and rebates

Line of credit of the ICO in order to promote the digitalization of SMEs and to consolidate and foster teleworking. These are exceptional measures of Royal Decree Law 8/2020.

Government of Spain

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Special lines of credit ICF-Avalis

Funding, subsidies and rebates

ICF and Avalis de Catalunya guaranteeloans from financial entities with the aim of covering the liquidity needs of Catalan SMEs. 

Government of Catalonia

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Search engine of extraordinary grants from local councils and other institutions

Funding, subsidies and rebates

Councils and other institutions offer extraordinary grants to deal with the impact of COVID-19.

Diputació de Barcelona

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Modification of the period for the application for bankruptcy

Funding, subsidies and rebates

Debtors who are in a state of insolvency will not have the obligation to request the declaration of bankruptcy until 2 months after the end of the state of emergency. These are exceptional measures of Royal Decree Law 8/2020.

Government of Spain

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Special line of funding for exporting companies

Funding, subsidies and rebates

Line of risk coverage to companies that export regularly (over 4 years and over 33% of turnover). These are exceptional measures of Royal Decree Law 8/2020.

Government of Spain

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Grants to alleviate the costs of canceling the presence of Spanish companies at business fairs

Funding, subsidies and rebates

Grants promoted by ICEX to recover the costs that companies have payed for their presence at business fairs annulled by the emergency situation.

Government of Spain

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ACCIÓ Virtual Desk

Information and other resources

Strengthening IT attention channels for companies by ACCIÓ. It also includes an access to the Maketplace about companies' solutions for the COVID-19 effects. 

Government of Catalonia

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Exceptional measures and actions for tackling the health crisis of the COVID-19

Information and other resources

Document of measures of interest for the self-employed and companies produced by the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona.

Barcelona Chamber of Commerce

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Information for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Information and other resources

The confederation of small and medium-sized enterprises, PIMEC, provides SMEs with information, resources and the prevention protocol for the COVID-19 through its website and also by calling 936 061 500.

PIMEC

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Information on COVID-19

Information and other resources

Foment Nacional del Treball (The Catalan Employers' Association) offers information, resources and intervention protocols on COVID-19.

Foment del Treball Nacional

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Online training for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Training

The confederation of small and medium-sized enterprises, PIMEC, provides online training for SMEs.

PIMEC

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Emotional support telephones for the effects of COVID-19

Assessment

Emotional support service for all collectives:

General population: 649 756 713 (Mon-Sun 9am-8pm).

Self-employed (key autonoms2020): 900 505 805 (Mon-Sun 6am to midnight).

Domestic workers and carers (key domicilio2020): 900 505 805 (Mon-Sun 6am to midnight).

Professionals of Essential Services: 93 567 88 56 (Mon-Sun 9am-10pm).

Telephone of Hope: 682 900 500 (24hours). 

Fundació PIMEC and Fundación Salud y Persona, with the support of the Barcelona City Council

Main clarifications and consequences of the exceptional measures published from the point of view of the cooperatives

Information and other resources

The Federation of Cooperatives has prepared a website that includes information about the impact on the cooperative world of the exceptional measures published in relation to COVID-19.

Federació de Cooperatives de Treball de Catalunya

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SOS Mentoring - Volunteering for entrepreneurs

Assessment

SOS Mentoring is a volunteer program to help entrepreneurs cope with the situation arising from the health emergency caused by COVID-19.

Autoocupació

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