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FEMCAT GENERAL ASSEMBLY: RE-ELECTING THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND THE PRESIDENCY

The Annual FemCAT Assembly was held yesterday, on January 22. Approximately 50 members came together in Barcelona to elect new trustees and a new president: Elena Massot. Oriol Guixà, David Marín, Ariadna Marín and Germán Ramón-Cortés will act as vice presidents, and Immaculada Amat will continue as secretary. The outgoing president, Pau Relat, was named the new trustee of honour, thus joining the ranks of former presidents. Moreover, the 2018 Activity Report was presented at […]

X FORUM – EARLY SCHOOL LEAVING: FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF COMPANIES

FemCAT defends closer collaboration between the production and education systems to create professionals with better future options. It is important that companies have tools to anticipate their personnel requirements and inform the education system of them. Dual education or sandwich training should be the main option for vocational training. Lifelong learning is crucial to all professional profiles. Professional guidance must be improved and started as soon as possible. Barcelona, November 6, 2018.  FemCAT, a private […]

INDUSTRY, NOW AND FOREVER

The employer’s association Foment del Treball published an interesting report last November on the Catalan business structure, placing special emphasis on the relationship between size and competitiveness. The report begins with a review of the substantial increase in per capita income that brought about in the 19th and 20th centuries due to “Catalonia knowing how to benefit from the disruptive impact posed by the industrial revolution.” In 2008, Foment del Treball and the Barcelona Chamber […]

A BENCHMARKING TRIP TO DENMARK

From November 7 to 10, 2017, around 20 FemCAT member companies and a delegation of journalists from various media outlets participated in the seventh edition of FemCAT’s benchmarking trip. This year, we went to Denmark to observe and learn about the country’s energy transition and renewable energies model, innovation and cooperation between the public and private sectors; and its welfare status, focusing on the pension system and flexicurity in its labour market. Of the excursions […]

NOTICE: FEMCAT CALLS FOR DIALOGUE AND MEDIATION ONCE MORE

We’re joining the call for dialogue and mediation made yesterday by the Parliament of Catalonia. Mediation is the best tool to allay interlocutors that have been unable to reach an agreement for a long time. In this case, international mediation has become crucial. The commitment to continue contributing to our society’s progress and welfare, as expressed in the 2014 Lighthouse Manifesto (and which has been reissued twice), is very present when making business decisions these […]

NOTICE FROM FEMCAT

Special meeting of the FemCAT Board of Trustees held on October 2, 2017 It is with great astonishment and outrage that we’ve watched the acts of oppression that have occurred in our country. We condemn any and all forms of violence. Exercising our freedom of speech and democracy is not a threat but a necessity, especially in diverse, open and plural societies such as Catalonia. We’re living in extraordinary times, which must not be neglected […]

Fifty organizations reaffirm and adhere to the Lighthouse Manifesto (Manifest del Far)
Fifty organizations reaffirm and adhere to the Lighthouse Manifesto (Manifest del Far)

The Lighthouse Manifesto (Manifest del Far) was formulated in May 2014 and signed by the majority of business institutions in Catalonia, including FemCAT. In August 2015, the organizations behind this manifesto decided to reissue their commitment to the people of Catalonia’s right to self-determination. With this goal, they celebrated a joint event which took place on September 3, 2015 in the auditorium of La Pedrera. In September 2017, fifty organizations reaffirm and adhere to the Manifesto: www.manifestdelfar.cat

50 ENTITIES REISSUE THEIR COMMITMENT TO THE LIGHTHOUSE MANIFESTO
50 ENTITIES REISSUE THEIR COMMITMENT TO THE LIGHTHOUSE MANIFESTO

The Lighthouse Manifesto was drawn up in May 2014 and signed by the majority of Catalan business institutions, including FemCAT. In August 2015, the entities promoting the Manifesto decided to reissue their commitment to the Catalan people’s right to decide. To this end, together they held an act on September 3 at the La Pedrera auditorium. In September 2017, 50 entities reissued their commitment and signed the Manifesto: www.manifestdelfar.cat

WE REJECT ACTIONS THAT RESTRICT DEMOCRACY, FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND CATALONIA’S RIGHT TO SELF-GOVERNMENT

We act in response to the indispensable commitment of civil society to the economic and social aspirations of the Catalan people. We emphatically reject the events that are occurring in institutions, companies and private homes. Democracy and freedom of expression are core values of our society, and we must all work in their name. We have repeatedly expressed our support for the Catalan people’s right to decide. The Parliament of Catalonia is the democratic institution […]

The youth unemployment problem from the perspective of Professor José García Montalvo

José García Montalvo, Department of Economics and Business Professor at Pompeu Fabra University, made the opening speech of the IX FemCAT Forum on youth unemployment. In his speech, The youth unemployment and structural unemployment, stressed that in Spain not only there is youth unemployment but is a widespread problem. Montalvo remarked that there is nothing new in recent data on unemployed young Spaniards and, therefore, any strategy to combat it must be based on reforms […]