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Provide professional training and materials for women in rural communities (ES0060)



Action Plan: Spain Action Plan 2020-2024

Action Plan Cycle: 2020

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Ministry of Education and Professional Training

Support Institution(s): Other actors involved (Public) Public administrations and local corporations participating in the Mentor Classroom programme Other actors involved (Civil Society) Citizenry in general and groups of women living in rural communities

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, Gender, Marginalized Communities, Sustainable Development Goals

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


What is the problem/need that is desired to resolve with the commitment? The rural world, especially in Autonomous Communities with a high degree of geographic scattering and low population density, presents special difficulties in the access to the quality training offer. These difficulties, which affect the adult population in general, acquire a distinguished value in the case of women, who may face obstacles in their possibilities of being promoted personally and their professional development, as well as an effective exercise by the citizenry of conditions of equality. The demographic challenge requires searching for solutions that incentivise people to remain in the rural environment and that promote citizens to return to small towns in order to constitute stable nuclei of population that generate new opportunities of social and professional development. Given that the depopulation of the rural environment is not because of its rural nature, the well‐being of this population must be improved (with an essential budget to keep them in the territory) through measures that, in a social and democratic State of Law, like ours, they have the objective of having permanent living conditions in rural communities. The provision of services becomes fundamental, including educational and opportunities that offer permanent learning. As per this approach, women who live and work in rural areas require special attention because they are faced with challenges to set up their lives and professions. Sufficient access to the training offer, with the possibility of balance and quality, which allows reducing the digital divide and consolidation of professional skills is a first order need. Another first order need is the development of digital skills in order to be able to safely and critically use digital technologies for work and for women in all areas of rural communities to participate. In light of this situation, it has been decided to open new Mentor Classrooms that, in addition to increasing in number (which in the next four years may reach a figure of approximately 3,000), may contribute to alleviate the training and economic migration and to promote digital literacy and equality of access to permanent training through the internet, thus taking advantage of the possibilities of information technology and communication in the distance learning process. From this perspective, the new Mentor Classrooms will adapt their training offer to related professional environments. At first, they will be adapted to the needs of rural development, as well as the possibility to receive accreditation through the procedure set forth for the accreditation of professional skills acquired by non‐formal routes of training. This will allow capitalising from the lessons, laying the foundation for these citizens to progress in the educational and training systems, and contribute to establish a population in the rural environment from the understanding that the quality of life in the rural environment, is at least comparable to that of territories that are more densely populated. Within this framework, it seeks to reach agreements and pacts with local entities and non‐profit organisations. An example of this is the collaboration protocol already reached with the Federation of Rural Women's Associations (FRWA).

Objectives of the commitment - Improvement of the professional skills of people participating in the activities carried out in the Mentor Classrooms, especially with regard to digital skills. - Improvement of professional skills of people participating in activities carried out by the Mentor Classrooms with regard to emerging sectors, with economic potential in the applicable environment and in order to achieve a greater diversification of the rural economy. - To facilitate the participation in accreditation processes of professional skills acquired via non‐formal training. 90 - To contribute, as a complement, to establish the population in the rural environment, thus reinforcing the set of responses related to the demographic challenge. - To help mitigate the gender asymmetries within the rural context by promoting women's access to training opportunities that strengthen their professional qualification, level of employability and entrepreneurship possibilities, as well as exercising their fundamental, constitutionally recognised rights in equal conditions, regardless of where they live.

Brief description of the commitment Accessibility to spaces and training materials by the Ministry of Education and Professional Training with the Mentor Classroom programme to improve, reinforce and consolidate the professional and digital skills of women living in rural communities.

How does the commitment contribute to solve the problem or cover the need? The development of actions focused on the environment of sectors of the population in which a training and accreditation need has been detected in emerging sectors, and especially focused on ICTs, which will facilitate resolving the digital divide and accessibility to training. It will lay the foundation for citizens to access the process of continuing education, and contribute to establish the population in rural environments

Why is the commitment relevant with respect to the values of Open Government? It promotes, strengthens and improves the quality of participation in the public management, allowing the citizenry to participate in making public decisions with the objective of achieving better results and better democratic quality Mentor Classroom, in both the remote training programme supported by the intensive use of information and communication technologies, trains the population on the use of tools and how to resolve problems on technological environments. This is a basic cross‐cutting skill that can be transferred to other social contexts and professional situations, as well as tackling everyday tasks that are carried out digitally (including activities that are provided by the public administration electronically). It raises awareness among society and civil servants about the values of Open Government, contributing to the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda in order to advance towards a just, peaceful and inclusive society Mentor Classroom, both with regard to the training platform oriented towards satisfying the needs for continuing education and development of competencies of the adult population, is developed through the establishment of conventions between the Ministry of Education and Professional Training and Autonomous Regions, Local Entities or through Non‐profit Organisations. The fact that the programme requires the involvement of several levels of the administration means that it has a transversality in accordance with the values of open government. In addition, the development of the Programme generates inter‐institutional synergies that empower their capacity to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals included in the 2030 Agenda; including, SDG 4 ("guaranteeing an inclusive and equitable quality education and to promote permanent learning opportunities for everyone") and SDG 11 ("making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable"). Finally, it proceeds to indicate that the transformational impact of the opening of new Mentor Classrooms and identifying women living in rural communities as a target audience may relate to the Agenda and attention dedicated to adult learning and all types of illiteracies in order to be able to exercise rights in conditions of equality in any territory.

Additional information Relevance of the commitment to being a measure with power to: a) strengthen the network of educational public services and the model of providing this service in the rural nuclei where the new Mentor Classrooms will be located, b) to expand the learning opportunities through the development of a flexible training offering, which guarantees the principles of accessibility and equality, respecting the heterogeneity of personal and professional situations that 91 require the need for permanent learning in the adult population in general, c) guaranteeing permanence and success in the training progression of women, adapting the offer to the schedule availability and learning styles, and d) generating inter‐institutional and inter‐sectoral synergies to promote the role of women in rural development and encouraging rural entrepreneurship.

Activities of the commitment Start date End date Detection of needs 01/09/2020 31/12/2020 Design of the training plan 01/01/2021 30/03/2021 Opening of the Mentor Classrooms 01/04/2021 31/08/2021 Dissemination of the training plan 01/06/2021 31/08/2021 Execution of the training plan 02/09/2021 30/06/2024 Monitoring and adjustment of the training plan 02/09/2021 30/06/2024 Evaluation of the training plan 30/06/2024 30/09/2024


  1. Reform laws related to transparency and access to information

    ES0044, 2020, Access to Information

  2. Establish transparency certification system for public and private institutions

    ES0045, 2020, E-Government

  3. Improve central government's transparency website

    ES0046, 2020, E-Government

  4. Incorporate EU direction on open public sector data

    ES0047, 2020, Access to Information

  5. Increase publication of budget and public contracting information

    ES0048, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  6. Open data related to training of civil servants

    ES0049, 2020, Access to Information

  7. Improve access to information in Business Registry

    ES0050, 2020, E-Government

  8. Promote citizen participation in public affairs

    ES0051, 2020, Capacity Building

  9. Improve traceability of regulatory draft and approval processes

    ES0052, 2020, Capacity Building

  10. Diagnose and strengthen public integrity systems

    ES0053, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  11. Establish law regarding lobbying transparency

    ES0054, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  12. Reform law regarding conflicts of interest

    ES0055, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  13. Identify and encourage ethical uses of artificial intelligence within public sector

    ES0056, 2020, Automated Decision-Making

  14. Establish legal whistleblower protections

    ES0057, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  15. Provide open government training to public

    ES0058, 2020, Capacity Building

  16. Prepare guide on open government

    ES0059, 2020, Sustainable Development Goals

  17. Provide professional training and materials for women in rural communities

    ES0060, 2020, Capacity Building

  18. Implement and evaluate open government training for civil servants

    ES0061, 2020, Capacity Building

  19. Disseminate information and raise awareness of open government principles

    ES0062, 2020, E-Government

  20. Promote research on open government principles

    ES0065, 2020, Capacity Building

  21. Disseminate research on open government principles

    ES0066, 2020, E-Government

  22. Observatory of Open Government

    ES0067, 2020, E-Government

  23. Create Observatory of best open government practices in Spain

    ES0068, 2020, E-Government

  24. Creation of a Committee of Patients and Users

    ES0069, 2020, Health

  25. Incorporate patient associations in developing Clinical Practise Guides

    ES0070, 2020, Health

  26. Incorporate patient associations in new working groups

    ES0071, 2020, Health

  27. Increase participation of Roma People in health policy

    ES0072, 2020, Health

  28. Prevent and manage health supply problems

    ES0073, 2020, Health

  29. Publish data regarding adverse reactions to medications

    ES0074, 2020, E-Government

  30. Publish open data for the Spanish Tourism Quality System

    ES0075, 2020, Access to Information

  31. Extend access to digital infrastructure

    ES0076, 2020, Infrastructure & Transport

  32. Promote integration of open geographic data

    ES0077, 2020, Access to Information

  33. Publish significant data regarding housing sector

    ES0078, 2020, E-Government

  34. Promote citizen participation in debating the Safe, Sustainable and Connected Mobility Strategy

    ES0079, 2020, E-Government

  35. Create website for open climate data

    ES0080, 2020, Access to Information

  36. Create Open Registry of Climate Information of Spain (RAICES)

    ES0081, 2020, Access to Information

  37. Regulate citizen collaboration on meterology

    ES0082, 2020, Environment and Climate

  38. Facilitate public participation in marine NATURA 2000 NETWORK

    ES0083, 2020, Environment and Climate

  39. Open participation process regarding MeteoAlerta plan

    ES0084, 2020, Environment and Climate

  40. Modify decree on State Council for the Natural Heritage and Biodiversity

    ES0085, 2020, Environment and Climate

  41. Establish mechanisms to reconsider coastal governance

    ES0086, 2020, Environment and Climate

  42. Increase public participation in coastal protection strategies

    ES0087, 2020, Environment and Climate

  43. Increase access to and comprehension of legal knowledge

    ES0088, 2020, E-Government

  44. Establish channels for citizens to propose research topics to Sociological Research Centre

    ES0089, 2020, Public Participation

  45. Publish information related to financing and performance of science and innovation

    ES0090, 2020, E-Government

  46. Publish information regarding Aneca accreditation process

    ES0091, 2020, Education

  47. Promote participation of university community in regulatory design processes

    ES0092, 2020, E-Government

  48. Publish mandate commitments to allow for social auditing

    ES0093, 2020, E-Government

  49. Encourage citizen participation through online platform

    ES0094, 2020, Capacity Building

  50. Create citizen Monitoring Space for anti-corruption strategy

    ES0095, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  51. Publish open data to promote gender equality policies

    ES0096, 2020, Access to Information

  52. Develop regulation for evaluating public service quality

    ES0097, 2020, Legislation & Regulation

  53. Draft Institutional Integrity Framework Programme

    ES0098, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  54. Develop and monitor ICSS platform for citizen feedback and information requests

    ES0099, 2020, Access to Information

  55. Offer electronic administrative services and channels for citizen participation

    ES0100, 2020, E-Government

  56. Improve transparency and accessiblity of open government website

    ES0101, 2020, E-Government

  57. Implement open government training plan for civil servants

    ES0102, 2020, Capacity Building

  58. Publish data on Open Data Website

    ES0103, 2020, Access to Information

  59. Draft Strategic Transparency Plan

    ES0104, 2020, Capacity Building

  60. Draft citizen participation law

    ES0105, 2020, Legislation & Regulation

  61. Draft code of ethics for administration

    ES0106, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  62. Improve public access to transparency and open data websites

    ES0107, 2020, Access to Information

  63. Create catalogue of public information for transparency and open data websites

    ES0108, 2020, Access to Information

  64. Strengthen institutional integrity of Murcia region

    ES0109, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  65. Promote youth participation in designing public policies

    ES0110, 2020, E-Government

  66. Preparation and implementation of a Valencian strategy of open data

    ES0111, 2020, Access to Information

  67. Promote citizen participation in developing budgets

    ES0112, 2020, E-Government

  68. Strengthen institutional integrity in Valencia

    ES0113, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  69. Increase citizen participation in designing public services

    ES0114, 2020, Public Participation

  70. Ensure greater accessibility in participating in public decisions

    ES0115, 2020, E-Government

  71. Improve youth participation in Aragón

    ES0116, 2020, Capacity Building

  72. Increase democratic innovation and participation through LAAAB Space

    ES0117, 2020, E-Government

  73. Improve citizen participation in drafting public policies

    ES0118, 2020, E-Government

  74. Develop transparency training course for civil servants

    ES0119, 2020, Access to Information

  75. Centralize open data catalogues through website

    ES0120, 2020, Access to Information

  76. Create Canary Islands Network of Open Government

    ES0121, 2020, Subnational

  77. Publish and encourage use of open data

    ES0122, 2020, Access to Information

  78. Encourage participation of children and teens in Navarra

    ES0123, 2020, Capacity Building

  79. Streamline processing of right to information requests

    ES0124, 2020, Access to Information

  80. Create citizen laboratories for improving public services

    ES0125, 2020, E-Government

  81. Implement electronic processing of conflict of interest reporting

    ES0126, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  82. Open participation channels for citizen evaluation of public services

    ES0127, 2020, Capacity Building

  83. Analyze and simplify regulations on open government

    ES0128, 2020, Regulatory Governance

  84. Training for civil servants on open government principles

    ES0129, 2020, Capacity Building

  85. Draft and approve law on transparency

    ES0130, 2020, Access to Information

  86. Draft and approve regulations regarding transparency and right to information

    ES0131, 2020, Access to Information

  87. Design online platform for local citizen participation

    ES0132, 2020, E-Government

  88. Design and implement public hearings for matters of general interest

    ES0133, 2020, Public Participation

  89. Implement indicators to evaluate public policy

    ES0134, 2020, E-Government

  90. Design tools to improve transparency website

    ES0135, 2020, Capacity Building

  91. Ensure clear and transparent communication to citizens

    ES0136, 2020, Capacity Building

  92. Create online catalogue of public information

    ES0137, 2020, E-Government

  93. Draft and approve law on transparency and right to information

    ES0138, 2020, Access to Information

  94. Publish all information related to drafting regulations

    ES0139, 2020, E-Government

  95. Update design of transparency website

    ES0140, 2020, E-Government

  96. Approve regulation related to transparency and open government

    ES0141, 2020, Legislation & Regulation

  97. Training for civil servants on open government principles

    ES0142, 2020, Capacity Building

  98. Raise awareness among civil society on participating in transparency efforts

    ES0143, 2020, Subnational

  99. Promote commitment of youth in citizen participation

    ES0144, 2020, Fiscal Openness

  100. Create plan to strengthen the Network of Local Entities in Transparency and Participation

    ES0145, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  101. Creation of an Open Government Forum

    ES0024, 2017, Public Participation

  102. Sectoral Commision on Open Government

    ES0025, 2017, Capacity Building

  103. Local Authorities for Transparency and Citizen Participation

    ES0026, 2017, Access to Information

  104. Open Government Initiatives Abroad

    ES0027, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  105. Participatory Web Space on Open Government

    ES0028, 2017, Capacity Building

  106. Observatory on Participation

    ES0029, 2017, Capacity Building

  107. Participatory Budgeting

    ES0030, 2017, E-Government

  108. Young People in Public Policies

    ES0031, 2017, Capacity Building

  109. Transparency Portal and the Right of Access

    ES0032, 2017, Access to Information

  110. Information Disclosure Program and Its Reuse

    ES0033, 2017, Access to Information

  111. Citizen’S Folder

    ES0034, 2017, E-Government

  112. ARCHIVE System

    ES0035, 2017, Access to Information

  113. Regulations for the Transparency Law

    ES0036, 2017, Access to Information

  114. Expand Economic-Financial Center

    ES0037, 2017, Access to Information

  115. Coordination of the Cadastre and the Land Registry

    ES0038, 2017, Capacity Building

  116. Information on Gender-Based Violence

    ES0039, 2017, Gender

  117. Training of Public Employees

    ES0040, 2017, Capacity Building

  118. Awareness-Raising and Training of Civil Society

    ES0041, 2017, Capacity Building

  119. Education in Open Government

    ES0042, 2017, Capacity Building

  120. Open Justice in Spain

    ES0043, 2017, Access to Information

  121. Transparency Portal

    ES0014, 2014, Access to Information

  122. Spanish Archives Portal, PARES

    ES0015, 2014, E-Government

  123. Open Education Resources

    ES0016, 2014, Education

  124. Accessibility of National Health System Microdata

    ES0017, 2014, Access to Information

  125. Access to and Re-Use of Geographic Information

    ES0018, 2014, Public Participation

  126. Programmes on Opening up Information and Its Re-Use in the Public Sector

    ES0019, 2014, Access to Information

  127. Portal of the Administration of Justice

    ES0020, 2014, Access to Information

  128. Starred commitment Greater Control and Transparency in Public Grants

    ES0021, 2014, Civic Space

  129. Creation of the Spanish Council on Drug Dependence

    ES0022, 2014, Health

  130. Increased Participation of Sector Stakeholders in Defining the Goals of the National Maritime Rescue Plans.

    ES0023, 2014, Environment and Climate

  131. Starred commitment Law on Transparency, Access to Public Information and Good Governance

    ES0001, 2012, Access to Information

  132. Starred commitment Transparency and Accountability in the Official Development Assistance

    ES0002, 2012, Aid

  133. Law of Budgetary Stability and Financial Sustainability

    ES0003, 2012, Fiscal Openness

  134. Law Reform Grants

    ES0004, 2012, Civic Space

  135. E-Justice

    ES0005, 2012, E-Government

  136. Promotion of Social Networks to Facilitate Citizen Participation

    ES0006, 2012, E-Government

  137. Publication of Statistical Data on Crime

    ES0007, 2012, E-Government

  138. Review and Regulatory Simplification

    ES0008, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  139. Starred commitment E-Health

    ES0009, 2012, Health

  140. RED System

    ES0010, 2012, E-Government

  141. Streamlining Environmental Assessment Procedures

    ES0011, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  142. Streamlining Procedures for Business Creation

    ES0012, 2012, E-Government

  143. Reduction of Administrative Burdens for Farmers and Ranchers

    ES0013, 2012, Subnational

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