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GAZ-Bilbao, the first youth care center in the Basque Country, opens its doors

Miguel Castillo

March 26, 2023 | 7:32 a.m.

Today the inauguration of the first youth care center from the Basque Country, GAZ-Bilbao, in the La Perrera building (C/ Sabino Arana, 50). This event marks a milestone in the help the young within the framework of the Basque Strategy for Youth Emancipation.

GAZ-Bilbao is an office that aims to provide support to young people between the ages of 16 and 34, offering information, guidance and personalized attention both in person and online. The initiative seeks to promote youth emancipation, understood as leaving the family home of origin, including mobility or migratory initiatives.

The Mayor of Bilbao, Juan Mari Aburto, and the General Secretary for Social Transition and the Basque Government's 2030 Agenda, Jonan Fernández, have presented this new service at the inauguration, defining it as "pioneering, free and with universal access".

Jonan Fernández has highlighted the importance of this initiative for the Basque Government, noting that "helping young people promote their emancipation and the construction of life and family projects it is a strategic and irreversible priority for the Basque Government. The present and future of young people are at stake and the present and future of the Basque Country are at stake.

The Councilor for Youth and Sports, Itxaso Erroteta, and the Director of Youth for the Basque Government, Miren Saratxaga, also attended the inauguration. Both have shown their enthusiasm for the project and their commitment to Basque youth.

In the coming months, the Basque Government plans to launch a telephone and online customer service that will be added to the existing one at GAZ-Bilbao, with the idea of ​​generating a bond with young people based on closeness, active listening, professional attention and a useful response to your needs and demands.

This youth care center is the first of its kind in the Basque Country and is expected to set a precedent for future similar initiatives in the region. The Basque Strategy for Youth Emancipation seeks to address the specific problems of youth in the autonomous communitya, promoting autonomy and the construction of solid and sustainable life projects.

Among the services that GAZ-Bilbao will provide to young people include employment guidance, support in finding housing, information on mobility programs and scholarships, as well as advice on health, education and citizen participation issues. In addition, workshops and activities will be offered that allow young people to develop skills and competencies to face the challenges of the XNUMXst century.

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