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Opposed to the creation of a youth RSA, Valérie Pécresse is launching an "RJA" on Monday. A "young active income" dedicated to 18-25 year olds living in Ile-de-France and who are "neither in training nor in employment, young people who have nothing", announced Sunday the president of the region. Faced with the magnitude of the looming economic crisis and the precariousness of young people, the question of opening the active solidarity income to those under 25 is at the heart of the debates. Each political clan going there from its proposal to try to seduce its electorate.
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What does RJA consist of?
"I am totally against locking up young people between the ages of 18 and 25 in the assistantship. I am for opening the door to a job, to a job, defended the founder of the Free! Movement, a candidate for her re-election at the head of the region in June. The paradox of this crisis is that there are both economic sectors which are down and economic sectors which are recruiting massively and which are in short supply of jobs. "
The RJA therefore aims to push 100,000 Ile-de-France residents by the end of the year to free and paid training courses to ensure them a place in the labor market. 45,000site. The deal: a young person who follows one of the training courses offered in the catalog for at least four months will receive between 500 and 670 euros per month, to which will be added a regional bonus of 1000 euros maximum for young people who will find their way towards one of the seven sectors identified as "in tension and of the future" : building and public works, industry, security, health and social sectors, digital technology, agriculture and environment. Disabled people will be able to benefit from an additional premium, also capped at 1,000 euros. The measure will cost the region 270 million euros, Valérie Pécresse's entourage told AFP.
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Do other formulas exist elsewhere in France?
The president of the metropolis of Lyon announced, on Thursday,, the experimentation of a young RSA. A monthly allowance of 300 to 400 euros for citizens aged 18 to 25 "out of the school system and other assistance systems", indicates the daily. "This is a first experiment, we will see how to adjust it in the coming months," said environmentalist Bruno Bernard. The cost of the measure has been estimated at 10 million euros. It will be proposed at the next metropolitan council, on March 15, with the objective of first payments in June.
The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, for her part, has positioned herself in favor of temporary monthly aid of 500 euros for all young people, regardless of their parents' income. "Let's call it what we want, it's the RSA, it's a help to autonomy,the potential . I think this emergency aid is going to be at least necessary and indispensable for the next three years. "
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What does the majority say?
The executive is clear: an RSA for 18-25 year olds,. The measure, , is however acclaimed by two out of three French people, . The government prefers to limit itself to one-off aid rather than embarking on structural changes. Labor Minister Elisabeth Borne is committed to , whose entry criteria in order to double the number of beneficiaries this year. This device, intended for 16-25 year olds who are "neither in employment, nor in studies, nor in training", consists of a monthly allowance of 497 euros maximum, for one year and renewable for six months, combined with support by a local mission.
On the deputies side, the Socialist group proposed, on February 18, the creation of a minimum youth level, consisting of a basic income for all, from 18 years old, of 564 euros and an endowment on a personal activity account of 5 000 euros for any training, mobility or entrepreneurship project. Faced with the opposition of the majority, the PS deputies proposed "a compromise amendment" : the extension of the RSA to those under 26, temporarily, during the crisis. New end of inadmissibility on the part of LREM deputies, and return to square one for precarious young people.
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