Bureau for Economic Development and Social Cohesion
Sectorial councils of citizen participation
An participatory committee is a group of members of an organization who meet periodically to make decisions about a specific area or scope of the organization.
Participatory committees hold meetings, some are private and some are open. If they are open, it is possible to participate in them (for example: attending if the capacity allows it, adding points to the agenda, or commenting on the proposals and decisions taken by this organ).
Examples: A general participatory committee (which meets once a year to define the organisation's main lines of action as well as its executive bodies by vote), an equality advisory council (which meets every two months to make proposals on how to improve gender relations in the organisation), an evaluation commission (which meets every month to monitor a process) or a guarantee body (which collects incidents, abuses or proposals to improve decision-making procedures) are all examples of participatory committees.
The Bureau for Economic Development and Social Cohesion, is a consultative body created to promote the economic growth of the city, ensuring equal opportunities and the social inclusion of people who have more difficulties in accessing the labor market.
The strategic objectives of the Bureau are:
- Improve the employment of people based on vocational training and guidance.
- Supporting autonomous companies, workers and workers and entrepreneurs.
- Get attracted new economic operators to the city so that Sant Feliu is a benchmark for the economic activity of the county.
Two work commissions, the Commission for the economic and social observatory and the Commission for the promotion of economic activity, are established.
The Commission of the economic and social observatory works to provide the Bureau with economic, social and educational indicators that allow the identification of trends and facilitate decision-making.
The Economic Promotion Commission is working to propose improvements that adapt to the needs of the business sector, capture new economic activities prioritizing productive activities with a high social profitability, strengthen collaborations that optimize resources, tools and Procedures of all the participants in the social and economic fabric and formalize and specify actions for the benefit of people, and the definition of new tools to support social cohesion policies.
This commission during the years 2013 and 2014 is organized in the following working groups:
- Knowledge and establishment of synergies between the economic activities of Sant Feliu
- Improvement of the industrial estates of the municipality and optimization of the use of external infrastructures
- Improvement of existing educational resources in the city and proposal of new training resources.
- Creation of support infrastructures for entrepreneurship
- Proposals for improvement of the Baix Llobregat Trade and Industrial Fair
The Mayor, Jordi San José, is the President of the Bureau and the Councilor for Economic Promotion, Cinta Daudé, is the vice president. Among the members of the Bureau there are municipal representatives and political parties, as well as the Regional Council, the Work Office of the SOC, the Department of Education of the Generalitat, the Association of Entrepreneurs of El Pla and the Grases, the Consortium of Commerce and PIMEC. The Volunteer Association, the NouXamfrà Foundation, the Red Cross Local Assembly, the UOC and the CCOO, UGT and USOC unions are also members.