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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
Access-To-Work contracts had been introduced for the first time as an innovative active labour market policy. They are based on an individual on-the-job training program, and are designed for specific groups of people, even disadvantaged people /
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • education
  • employment
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
From 2003 to 2012, when they have been abolished by Fornero Reform (Law 92/2012)
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: Structural
  • Spatial coverage: National
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
Introduce active labour market plans in order to establish on-the-job training programs targeted at vulnerable categories of people. /
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • others (Improve labour market participation and training levels)
Type of innovation
  • new policy, practice or measure
New outputs
  • training schemes (The new shape of apprentiseship combines training schemes and learning workplaces programs )
Intended target group
Working age population
  • educational level (low/medium/high) (Improve educational level of new young workers)
  • employment situation (Improve labour market participation)
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
Social actors involved for collective agreements
Intended output
  • others (Policy makers expected a wider impact of access-to-work jobs)
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