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Factsheet for measure IT-2022-10/2205 – measures in Italy
|Country||Italy , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 28 February 2022 – 31 December 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
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)|
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.
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.
Migrants or refugees in employment
||Does not apply to businesses||
Migrants or refugees
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
This is a measure entirely decided by the government, supported by the Ministry of Education and Research, without the involvement of social partners.
The social partners have not commented on this decision.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|P - Education||P85 Education|
|Occupation (ISCO level 2)|
Eurofound (2022), Support measures for students, doctoral candidates, researchers, teachers of Ukraine, measure IT-2022-10/2205 (measures in Italy), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/IT-2022-10_2205.html
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