Servicio de Ocupación de Cataluña, Autonomous Community of Catalonia

The Employment Service of Catalonia (Servicio de Occupación de Cataluña - SCO) as a public organisation is part of the Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya). SCO

  • contributes to employment,
  • helps people to improve their position in the labour market,
  • encourages lifelong learning, and
  • contributes to improve company competitiveness.

In accordance with the National Strategic Reference Framework of Spain and the Strategic Agreement for Internationalisation, Quality Employment and Competitiveness of the Catalan Economy 2008-2011, the ESF Operational Programme has the following five priorities within its objective of regional competitiveness and employment:

  1. Promotion of entrepreneurial spirit and improvement of adaptability of employees, companies and employers,
  2. Improvement of employability, social inclusion and equality of women and men,
  3. Increase and improvement of human capital,
  4. Promtion of transnational and interregional cooperation,
  5. Technical assistance.

Further information can be obtained from the SOC Website.