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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 22 June 2022)

Background information

This measure is part of the decree-law of 28 February 2022 entitled 'Additional urgent measures for the crisis in Ukraine', to support the Ukrainian government and population in the crisis caused by the Russian attack, in order to promote initiatives to support students of Ukrainian nationality enrolled in or participating in the Erasmus+ programme at legally recognised universities.

Content of measure

With 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 the year 2022 with an endowment of €500,000 to support students of Ukrainian nationality enrolled in, or participating in, the Erasmus+ programme, doctoral students, researchers and professors of Ukrainian nationality who participate, in any capacity, 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. To the costs arising from implementation of this article, amounting to €500,000 for the year 2022, shall be provided for by a corresponding reduction in the appropriation of the special current account fund for the purposes of the three-year budget 2022-2024.

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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