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Legislative Decree 276/2003 Regulation on employment and labour market (Biagi Reform)

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
By this Act Apprenticeship is now strongly connected to the individual training skills request, and can be: a) Educational Apprenticeship jobs are available for young up to 15 of age and last up to 3 years, b) Vocational Apprenticeship is targeted for young between 18 and 29, lasts from 2 to 6 years, and it is shaped around on-the-job training activites, c) Hi-School, University and Hi-Education Apprenticeship contracts are for young (aged 18-29) enrolled into an institutional education program /
Target group
Policy Field
  • employment
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
From 2003 modified by LD 251/2004, LD 112/2008, and L 92/2012
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: Structural
  • Spatial coverage: National
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
Rearranging apprentiseship
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • others (Work-fare policy)
Type of innovation
  • retrenchment or expansion of an existing/earlier policy
New outputs
  • training schemes (A new and wider frame for apprentiseship aimed at improving labour market participation of new entrants)
Intended target group
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • central state
  • employees (organised or individual)
  • employers (organised or individual)
  • municipal government
  • regional government
Clarification of the role of various actors
Actor are involved for collective agreements
Intended output
  • training schemes (Apprenticeship have been enhanced and differentiated, and individuals and businesses needs have been connected )
Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
Improving participation of new entrants of the labour market;
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