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Legislative Decree 185/2000 Incentives for self-employment

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
By different kinds of fiscal incentives targeted at the disadvantaged regions, it aims at promoting: a) entrepreneurship, even cooperative; b) vocational training for entrepreneurs; c) tax credit for young-oriented firms; d) young-oriented firms into innovative fields; e) vocational training for female entrepreneurship; f) social responsibility of firms; g) entrepreneurship within disadvantaged people; h) credit tax for "social firms"; i) new firms in agricultural fields; l) vocational training for agricultural entrepreneurs; m) credit tax for agricultural entrepreneurs /
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • education
  • general fiscal
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
2000 only
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: Temporary
  • Budgets: 100 billion lira
  • Spatial coverage: Regional nd Sub-regional
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
It aims at promoting employment in disadvantaged regions /
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • others (Improving entrepreneurship and employment)
Type of innovation
  • new policy, practice or measure
New outputs
  • subsidies/tax-credits (Tax incentives for investments)
  • training schemes (Empowered vocational training)
Intended target group
Entrapreneurship; Workers; Unemployed /
Working age population
  • educational level (low/medium/high) (enhance education level of workers)
  • employment situation (enhance employment situation of workers)
  • main source of income: paid work
Employers-private institutional actors
Private business
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • central state
  • municipal government
  • private not-for-profit organisations (e.g. Third Sector organisation or NGO)
  • regional government
Clarification of the role of various actors
Local actors implement measures /
Intended output
  • job guidance, coaching and counselling (technical guidance for investments)
  • subsidies/tax-credits (rant contributions for investments)
  • training schemes (vocational training for entrepreneurs)
Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
Increase labour market participationreduce unemployment rates
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