Welfare Italia 2021

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 14:00

Projected welfare spending for 2021 grows (€632bn, +€56bn compared to 2019), €41.5bn in arrival for welfare from the PNRR (national recovery and resilience plan) by 2026: the new bases for relaunching work and tackling the great demographic transition.
The 2021 Report by the “Welfare Italia” Think Tank was released today.

The 2021 edition of the “Welfare Italia” Think Tank Report was presented today at the Palazzo Venezia in Rome, and could also be followed through live stream; it was supported by Unipol Gruppo with the collaboration of The European House - Ambrosetti and a scientific committee comprising Veronica De Romanis, Giuseppe Guzzetti, Walter Ricciardi and Stefano Scarpetta.

Demographic changes, the ageing of the public, new protection requirements following the pandemic, the transformation of the labour market, the healthcare system between digitalisation and geographic coverage, the resources of the PNRR and the role of the private sector and insurance to modernise the welfare system were just some of the issues debated at the annual Welfare Italia Forum meeting.

The Think Tank outlined the five priorities of action for the country:

  • Digitalisation of the welfare services
  • Active management of demographic changes
  • Active policies to support the labour market
  • Reform of the passive policies and welfare support system mechanisms
  • Measures aimed at increasing female employment

Welfare Italia Index 2021: the gap in the ability of the welfare system of the Italian Regions to respond is increasing between North and South.

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