Factsheet for case IT-2020-12/1000 – measures in Italy
|Country||Italy , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 17 March 2020 – 17 July 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Income protection beyond short-time work
– Income support for unemployed
|Author||Lisa Dorigatti (University of Milan) and Eurofound|
|Case created||15 July 2020 (updated 17 July 2020)|
In order to limit the movement of people throughout the national territory during the COVID-19 crisis, the Law Decree No. 18 of 17 March 2020 (art. 40) suspended the conditionality requirements connected to the reception of the citizenship income and of other income support instruments (for instance NASPI and DISCOLL) for two months.
The conditionality requirements connected with the reception of various income support measures generally addressed unemployed and people seeking for a job (citizenship income, NASPI and DISCOLL) were suspended by Law Decree No. 18 of 17 March 2020. Hence, recipients of these income support measures will continue to receive the benefits without being obliged to participate to the definition of an Employment Pact, to carry out active job search or to accept suitable job offers. This measure was introduced in order to limit the movement of people on the national territory.
Law Decree No. 34 of 19 May 2020 (art. 79) further extended the suspension for another two months.
No information available.
Other groups of workers
|Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social partners were not involved in designing, implementing and monitoring the measure.
Trade unions were supportive of the measure. Employers' associations and, in particular Confindustria called for a permanent removal of conditionality requirements to the citizenship income and, in particular, the abolition of the so called "navigators", i.e. public officials responsible for active labour market policies.
Eurofound (2020), Suspension of conditionality requirements for income support measures, case IT-2020-12/1000 (measures in Italy), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
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