A new policy model is just the job in Italy’s Lombardy region
Italy, like the rest of the euro-zone, is emerging from a period of slow economic recovery, with high unemployment rates to match. The EU-funded ‘Dote Unica Lavoro’ project has implemented a new policy model in Lombardy to overcome challenges related to the labour market and get people back into employment.
In 2013, following a period of slow economic recovery in Italy, the regional authorities in Lombardy decided to take a new approach to promoting access to employment for local jobseekers. This new form of direct, tailored support to recipients of aid aims to promote access to new areas of employment and improve workers’ opportunities in the job market.This new policy model has proven successful so far with a total of 57 275 people starting a work experience by the end of the project’s first phase. The second phase is already being implemented for the next programming period.