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Factsheet for measure IT-2021-22/2052 – measures in Italy

Urgent provisions to support the touristic sector

Misure urgenti a sostegno del settore turistico

Country Italy , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 26 May 2021
Context COVID-19
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial) or damage compensation
Author Anna Mori (University of Milan)
Measure added 13 October 2021 (updated 15 October 2021)

Background information

The prolonged closure of the activities imposed by the government through legislative interventions has undermined the financial sustainability of the economic activities in the touristic sector. Accordingly the Law Decree no. 34, issued on 19 May 2020 (article 182), converted into the Law no. 77, issued on 17 July 2020, established a specific fund devoted to the activities in the touristic sector. This fund amounted to €25 million for the year 2020. The Law Decree no. 73 (article 2), issued on 25 May 2021, provided for an extra financing of this fund.

Content of measure

The Law Decree no. 73 (article 2), issued on 25 May 2021, provided for an extra financing of the fund specifically devoted to the touristic sector, deeply affected by the closures imposed by the government over the years 2020 and 2021. Accordingly, the fund has been incremented with a total amount of €150 million for the year 2021 and of €100 million for the year 2022, as according to the article 77 of the Law Decree no. 73/2021.

Furthermore, the Ministry of Tourism established a fund with an endowment corresponding to €50 million for the year 2021 aiming to relaunch the tourist attractiveness of the Italian cities classified as having a cultural, historical, artistic vocation, whose territories are located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Use of measure

Data on the use of the measure is not yet available.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Sector specific set of companies
Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement as case not in social partner domain No involvement as case not in social partner domain
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 have not been involved.

Views and reactions

The social partners have not been involved. They are expected, however, to be fully supportive.

Sectors and occupations

    • Economic area Sector (NACE level 2)
      I - Accommodation And Food Service Activities I55 Accommodation

This case is not occupation-specific.



Eurofound (2021), Urgent provisions to support the touristic sector, measure IT-2021-22/2052 (measures in Italy), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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