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Law 92-2012 Fornero Reform

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
On a different level, Fornero Reform aimed at regulating social protection framework, introducing radical changes on the safety-net layouts. a) This Law repealed all former forms of unemployment benefits and introduced two new types of grants: ASpI (Social Insurance fo Employment) and the Mini-ASpI, as a partial unemployment benefit. b) This Law extended unemployment benefits to many cathegories of workers previously not allowed, which are now entitled to get ASpI or Mini-ASpI. c) This Law strongly regulated many procedural and contribution terms, fiscal issues and sanctions of the new safety-net measures. d) Law raionalised the variety of funds created to sustain employment, and introduced the Solidarity Fund and a special fund for firm-level bargaining /
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • employment
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
From 2012 onward
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: Structural
  • Budgets: 1.719 million? for 2013 and 2.921 million? for 2014
  • Spatial coverage: National
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
This reform is meant at being introduced and implemented progressively in order to gradually harmonize the whole labour market functioning, according to the other rules introduced by this Act /
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • encompassing security
Type of innovation
  • retrenchment or expansion of an existing/earlier policy
New outputs
  • benefit eligibility (New forms of unemployment subsides and benefits)
Intended target group
Working age population
  • income level (low/medium/high)
  • main source of income: social protection (Those whom main source of income is social protection, in particular unemployment benefits)
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • agency or national social insurance body
  • central state
Clarification of the role of various actors
INPS manages unemployment benefits /
Intended output
  • benefit eligibility (New unemployment benefits elegibility criteria, level (full and reduced), duration and allowances)
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