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Factsheet for measure IT-2022-33/2921 – Updated – measures in Italy
|Country||Italy , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 09 August 2022 – 31 December 2030|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Support for spending, stimulus packages
|Author||Alessandro Smilari (Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini)|
|Measure added||17 September 2022 (updated 12 March 2023)|
The Development Contract was introduced by Article 43 of Decree Law No. 112 of 25 June 2008 and has been operational since 2011. The 'Decreto Aiuti bis' (Law No. 115 of 9 August 2022) provides for the refinancing of these contracts to promote the technological and digital innovation of Italian companies.
The development contract is an instrument to support large-scale, strategic and innovative productive investment programmes to meet the Government's objectives of reconversion and reindustrialisation of certain Italian areas through the granting of incentives and facilities. The National Agency for the Attraction of Investments and Enterprise Development S.p.A. (Invitalia) manages the development contracts.
Through the 'Decreto Aiuti bis' new resources are made available for the use of development contracts: €40 million in 2022, €400 million in 2023, €12 million for each year from 2024 to 2030. In addition to these funds, an allocation of €2 billion is made available, but only for projects that reduce CO2 emissions and energy consumption through the electrification of production processes and the use of hydrogen.
Development contracts are instruments that support:
No data available.
|Does not apply to workers||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
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:
The social partners were informed about the contents of the decree. As far as trade unions are concerned, those definitely informed are CGIL (Confederazione Generale Italiana del Lavoro), CISL (Confederazione Italiana Sindacati Lavoratori) and UIL (Unione Italiana del Lavoro), the three main confederations. As for the employers' associations, those definitely informed are Confcommercio, Confesercenti, Federdistribuzione, Alleanza cooperative, Federterziario, Confservizi and Confetra.
No data available.
Eurofound (2022), Resources allocated to development contracts, measure IT-2022-33/2921 (measures in Italy), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/IT-2022-33_2921.html
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