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Factsheet for measure IT-2022-10/2205 – measures in Italy

Support measures for students, doctoral candidates, researchers, teachers of Ukraine

Misure di sostegno a favore di studenti, dottorandi, ricercatori e docenti Ucraini

Country Italy , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 28 February 2022 – 31 December 2022
Context War in Ukraine
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Ensuring business continuity and support for essential services
– Smoothing frictions or reallocation of workers
Author Alessandro Smilari (Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini)
Measure added 05 May 2022 (updated 19 June 2023)

Background information

This measure is part of the decree-law of 28 February 2022 entitled 'Additional urgent measures for the crisis in Ukraine.' This measure supports the Ukrainian government and population as they fight against the Russian attack. The measure promotes initiatives that support Ukrainian students enrolled or participating in the Erasmus+ programme at legally recognised universities.

Content of measure

Under article no. 4 of the decree-law approved on 28 February in the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Universities and Research set up a special fund for 2022 with an endowment of €500,000. This money was made available after a reduction in the appropriation of the special current account fund of the 2022-2024 budget.

This fund is intended to support Ukrainian students enrolled or participating in the Erasmus+ programme. This includes doctoral students, researchers and professors of Ukrainian nationality who participate in the activities of universities and institutions of higher artistic musical and dance education or research bodies supervised by the Ministry of Universities and Research.

Use of measure

Not defined.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Migrants or refugees in employment
Does not apply to businesses Migrants or refugees

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 Unknown Unknown
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Unknown
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


This is a measure entirely decided by the government, supported by the Ministry of Education and Research, without the involvement of social partners.

Views and reactions

The social partners have not commented on this decision.

Sectors and occupations

    • Economic area Sector (NACE level 2)
      P - Education P85 Education
    • Occupation (ISCO level 2)
      Teaching professionals



Eurofound (2022), Support measures for students, doctoral candidates, researchers, teachers of Ukraine, measure IT-2022-10/2205 (measures in Italy), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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