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Factsheet for measure IT-2020-43/1424 – measures in Italy

Work support endowment - People with disabilities - Employed COVID EMERGENCY (EMERGO 2019)

Dote Unica Lavoro- Persone con disabilità – Occupati EMERGENZA COVID (EMERGO 2019)

Country Italy , applies regionally

    • – ITC4 Lombardia
Time period Temporary, 19 October 2020 – 31 December 2021
Context COVID-19
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Active labour market policies (enhancing employability, training, subsidised job creation, etc.)
Author Lisa Dorigatti (University of Milan) and Eurofound
Measure added 12 November 2020 (updated 27 November 2020)

Background information

In the framework of the regional employment policies and the specific "Work endowment" measure (Dote Unica Lavoro) , the specific notice of 19 October 2020 (decreto dirigenziale R.G. 7084 of 19/10/2020) covering support and services for people with disabilities includes a specific measure for addressing job re-insertion after COVID-related short time work.

Content of measure

The measure covers people with disabilities by providing specific support at the end of COVID-related short time work. In particular, it envisages specific measures to address the impact of the pandemic and preserve jobs of workers with disabilities after COVID-related short time, like training initiatives to re-qualify workers with disabilities in the event of changes/reconversion of production at company level, tutorships to help workers if changes in their tasks are envisaged, and psychological support to help address the impact of the pandemic. These measures are funded with €1 million (12.5% of the total €8 million funding).

Use of measure

The notice covers 166 individual support intervention of up to €6,000, for a total funding of funded €1 million (12.5% of the total €8 million funding of the whole notice). Such measure has to be implemented by the end of December 2021.

Target groups

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

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Local / regional government
Public employment service
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:

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


The social partners are consulted and negotiate the general framework and instruments of labour market policies at the regional level. However, no specifi involvement is known on this specific measure

Views and reactions

No specific views




Eurofound (2020), Work support endowment - People with disabilities - Employed COVID EMERGENCY (EMERGO 2019), measure IT-2020-43/1424 (measures in Italy), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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