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Law 203-2008 Budjet Law for 2009

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
To contrast the crisis this Act: a) extended wage compensations for one year and to new cathegories of workers (CIG, mobility and unemployment benefits), b) created a new Fund for Occupation used mainly by the Regions and local authorities, and oriented to replacement training programs carried out by public (CpI) and private work agencies; c) re-funded pensions and national collective bargaining /
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • education
  • employment
  • pension
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
2008 only
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: Temporary
  • Budgets: Measure a) 600 million ?, Measure b) 20 million ?, Measure c) 20 million ?
  • Spatial coverage: National
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
Measures a) and c) represent finalncial support to workers, unemployed and retired, while measure b) follow a long-term strategy /
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • encompassing security
  • flexicurity
Type of innovation
  • new policy, practice or measure
  • retrenchment or expansion of an existing/earlier policy
New outputs
  • training schemes (Training schemes managed at the local level (Fund for Occupation) repesent an innovation)
Intended target group
Working age population
  • employment situation (All workers faceing reduction of working hours (CIG and CIGD); Unemployed (UB); Unemployed enrolled within training schemes (for activating measures))
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • agency or national social insurance body
  • central state
  • employees (organised or individual) (organised)
  • employers (organised or individual) (organised)
  • municipal government
  • regional government
Clarification of the role of various actors
Measure a) involved mainly Centrale State and National Social Security Institute (INPS); measure b) involves also Regions and Provinces, public and private work agencies; c) employers and employees organised in addition /
Intended output
  • training schemes (Measure b) aimed at enhancing activation measures by promoting traininig schemes at the local level)
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