Factsheet for case IT-2020-14/531 – Updated – measures in Italy
|Country||Italy , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 30 March 2020|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Provision of services in kind (e.g. food vouchers)
|Author||Lisa Dorigatti (University of Milan) and Eurofound|
|Case created||13 April 2020 (updated 14 September 2021)|
The order of the Head of the Civil Protection Department No. 658 of the 29 March 2020 approved the allocation of €400 million to the municipalities to cover urgent measures of food solidarity in the form of direct provision to citizens in need of food products and staple products or vouchers for their purchase. This measure was undertaken as a response to the economic situation resulting from the consequences of the COVID-19 emergency and the lack of other economic support for some segments of the population.
The measure was finalized to support people and families in a situation of financial distress due to the economic consequences of the COVID-19 emergency. The funds aim at providing municipalities with the resources needed for the supply of food and staple products to people in need. More in detail, the measure has been implemented by means of direct provisions taken by the municipalities or the issuing of vouchers to be expended in selected shops. The criteria for the selection of the beneficiaries are individuated through an ordinance by the single municipalities. The local government level is responsible also to define the concrete modalities of distribution.
No information available.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||
Other groups of citizens
Local / regional government
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 the decision making process.
Eurofound (2020), Urgent measures of food solidarity, case IT-2020-14/531 (measures in Italy), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
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