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Factsheet for measure IT-2020-21/1423 – measures in Italy
|Country||Italy , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 19 May 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
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)|
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).
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.
No data available, since the fund will support projects developed and implemented at local level.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||
Local / regional government
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No specific views
Eurofound (2020), Fund supporting non-self-sufficient people, measure IT-2020-21/1423 (measures in Italy), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/IT-2020-21_1423.html
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