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Factsheet for measure IT-2020-21/1425 – measures in Italy

Workplace adaptation in favour of people with disabilities including in response to the COVID-19 health emergency

Adattamento posti di lavoro a favore di persone con disabilità anche in risposta alla emergenza sanitaria Covid-19

Country Italy , applies regionally

    • – ITH5 Emilia-Romagna
Time period Temporary, 21 May 2020 – 31 December 2020
Context COVID-19
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Protection of workers, adaptation of workplace
– Occupational health and safety
Author Lisa Dorigatti (University of Milan) and Eurofound
Measure added 12 November 2020 (updated 27 November 2020)

Background information

With a view to support the adaptation of workplaces for people with disabilities with a working capacity below 50%, the Regional Labour Agency issued a call for demands covering a number of workplace adaptation measures, including changes linked to the COVID-19 health emergency (Decision no. 786 of 15 may 2020).

Content of measure

The measure was introduced by the Emilia Romagna's Regional Employment Agency , which is responsible for regional employment policies. It covers workplace adaptation interventions aimed to preserve employment of people with disabilities implemented after 23 February 2020, if linked to the COVID-19 emergency. Requests can be submitted by private and public employers. Public employers can participate only for purchasing or adapting phone exchanges to allow the employment of blind workers. The total amount of resources available is €300,000. The measure is funded by the Regional Fund for the employment of workers with disabilities. The interventions should cover workers with disabilities reducing their working capacity below 50%.

Use of measure

No data available.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Disabled workers
Applies to all businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Local / regional government
Regional 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:

  • Unknown
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


No involvement

Views and reactions

No specific views



Eurofound (2020), Workplace adaptation in favour of people with disabilities including in response to the COVID-19 health emergency, measure IT-2020-21/1425 (measures in Italy), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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