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Factsheet for measure IT-2020-44/1375 – measures in Italy
|Country||Italy , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 29 October 2020 – 31 December 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Lisa Dorigatti (University of Milan) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||30 October 2020 (updated 02 November 2020)|
The Law Decree no. 137, issued on 28 October 2020, allocated a special fund (article 7) to financially support the enterprises in the agriculture, aquaculture and fishery industries, hit by the new limitations to the economic activities established by the Government on 25 October 2020 to contain the spread of the second COVID-19 infection.
The Law Decree no. 137, in the article no. 7, allocated a special and extraordinary fund, for the year 2020, amounting to €100 million devoted to the financial support of enterprises in the agriculture, aquaculture and fishery industries, whose activity has been damaged by the new limitations imposed through the Decree of the President of the Ministers’ Council on 25 October 2020. The Minister for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, together with the Minister of the Economy, will established the criteria to allocate the fund and to select the beneficiaries. The Revenue Agency will be in charge of the payment of this subsidy.
The fund has been introduced very recently: information on the application and on the effectiveness are not available yet.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
||Does not apply to citizens|
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:
The social partners have not been involved in designing, implementing and monitoring of this measure.
The measure has been approved only a few days ago: accordingly reactions are not available yet. Surely, the financial support to the economic activities is generally positively received by the social partners, in particular by the employers’ associations.
This case is sector-specific
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|A - Agriculture, Forestry And Fishing||A2 Forestry and logging|
|A3 Fishing and aquaculture|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), Fund to sustain enterprises in the agriculture, fishery and acquaculture industries, measure IT-2020-44/1375 (measures in Italy), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/IT-2020-44_1375.html
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