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Factsheet for measure IT-2020-44/1867 – Updated – measures in Italy
|Country||Italy , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 28 October 2020 – 21 December 2021|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Anna Mori (University of Milan)|
|Measure added||14 April 2021 (updated 04 February 2022)|
The Law Decree no. 137, issued on 28 October 2020, then converted into the Law no. 176, issued on 18 December 2020, established the creation of the Extraordinary Fund for the Third Sector. This Fund aims to provide additional financial resources to the organisations operating in the third and social sector whose activity has been affected by the COVID-19 emergency.
The Law Decree no. 137, issued on 28 October 2020 (article no. 13- quaterdecies), then converted into the Law no. 176, issued on 18 December 2020, established the creation of the Extraordinary Fund for the Third Sector at the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies. The Fund aims to financially sustain the activities of the organisations operating in the third sector, specifically:
The Law Decree no. 137/2020 initially allocated a budget corresponding to €70 million for the year 2021. Given the prolonged COVID-19 emergency, the Law Decree no. 41, issued on 22 March 2021, the so-called “Support decree”, provided for additional extraordinary financial resources devoted to the Fund, adding €100 million for the year 2021.
The following updates to this measure have been made after it came into effect.
|11 January 2022||
The application of the measure ended up on 21 December 2021.
|27 August 2021||
The application of this measure has been changed to open ended since it is still ongoing.
Information are not available.
|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.
Given the nature of the measure, the social partners are expected to be supportive.
This case is sector-specific (only private sector)
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|Q - Human Health And Social Work Activities||Q86 Human health activities|
|Q88 Social work activities without accommodation|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2021), Extraordinary Fund for the Third Sector, measure IT-2020-44/1867 (measures in Italy), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/IT-2020-44_1867.html
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