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Factsheet for measure IT-2020-21/1423 – measures in Italy

Fund supporting non-self-sufficient people

Fondo per le non autosufficienze (art. 1.1264, legge 27 dicembre 2006, n. 296)

Country Italy , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 19 May 2020
Context COVID-19
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Measures to prevent social hardship
– Protection of vulnerable groups (beyond employment support)
Author Lisa Dorigatti (University of Milan) and Eurofound
Measure added 12 November 2020 (updated 27 November 2020)

Background information

As part of the legislative initiatives to manage the COVID crisis, Italy launched decree law no. 34 of 19 May 2020 on ‘Urgent measures in the field of health, support for work and the economy, as well as social policies related to the epidemiological emergency from COVID-19’

Art. 104.1 of that decree increased the resources assigned to the Fund supporting non-self-sufficient persons (originally introduced by Art. 1.1264, of law no. 296 of 27 December 2006).

With a view to improve the assistance and services provided to people with disabilities and non-self-sufficient people and enhance the projects aimed to ensure their independent life, Art. 104.1 of decree law no. 34 of 19 May 2020 increased the resources assigned to the Fund supporting non-self-sufficient persons (originally introduced by Art. 1.1264, of law no. 296 of 27 December 2006).

Content of measure

Art. 104 of decree law no. 34 of 19 May 2020 introduced a number of measures that are about assistance and service for people with disabilities. Paragraph 1 of article 104 increased the resources assigned to the Fund supporting non-self sufficient people by €90 million for 2020, bringing the total resources up to €661 million for 2020. Of the additional €90 million, €20 million are reserved for initiatives to implement projects promoting independent life, including participation in the labour market. Such financial resources are distributed to regional administrations which in turn distribute them at territorial level to support specific projects.

Use of measure

No data available, since the fund will support projects developed and implemented at local level.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Does not apply to businesses Disabled

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Local / regional government
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Unknown Unknown
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


No involvement

Views and reactions

No specific views



Eurofound (2020), Fund supporting non-self-sufficient people, measure IT-2020-21/1423 (measures in Italy), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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