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Legislative Decree 185-2009 or Law 2-2009 Anti-Crisis Act

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
The first official anti-crisi act enhanced the social security system: a) again, re-funded and extended "shock absorbers" (CIG, CIGS and CIGD) for new categories of workers, while this extension is funded by a 20% integration by the Sectorial Bodies (or Bilateral bodies), in addition to the benefits received; b) introduced, for the first time and experimentally for years 2009-2011, unemployment benefits for (also called Project-Work) and Apprentices; c) in an activation view, renewal of any kind of unemployment benefit requires the availabilty of workers to start a training or re-placement programm /
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • employment
  • equal opportunities
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
From 2009 measures last differently each other
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: Temporary
  • Budgets: Budget for Measure a) and b) are: 289 million ? for 2009, 304 million ? for 2010 and 54 million ? for 2011
  • Spatial coverage: National
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
Measure a) aimed at extending wage support; Measure b) aimed at extending unemployment benefits; Measure c) connected activation schemes to unemployment benefits /
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
  • benefit eligibility
  • regulations of the labour market (A wider coverage of wage support; A wider coverage of unemployment protection; Enhanced activation schemes)
Intended target group
All workers facing reduction of working hours; Unemployed /
Working age population
  • income level (low/medium/high) (New categories of workers are now allowed to get wage compensations and unemployment benefits)
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • agency or national social insurance body
  • central state
  • municipal government
  • regional government
Clarification of the role of various actors
INPS manages changement of unemployment benefit structure and of wage support layout of measures a) and b); while Public and private actors involved in EPS implement measure c) /
Intended output
  • benefit eligibility (A wider coverage of wage support; A temporary but wider coverage of unemployment protection; Enhanced activation schemes)
  • working time
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