The tenth edition of the "Road Safety Guide" was released by the ANIA Foundation (National Association of Insurance Companies) in cooperation with VIASAT Group. The purpose of this initiative is to address the deadly road accidents that had caused the death of 3 385 people in Italy in 2013. Road accidents are the leading cause of death among people 15 and 35 years old, with a social and economic damage range 1-3% of GDP: in Italy it means approximately EUR 30 billion.
Cedefop’s thematic country review (TCR) on apprenticeships in Italy has reached an advanced stage.
At a high level meeting on the future of vocational education and training (VET) in Turin on 23 June, Undersecretary of Labour Luigi Bobba said that Italy has embarked on a process to bring the world of education closer to that of employment by promoting work-based learning and closer cooperation between school systems and labour market needs and economic growth.
On 10 March 2016, the Minister of Labour and Social Policies, Giuliano Poletti announced the launch of two important, innovative and interrelated projects. The Growing entrepreneurs education project, that will be financed through the SELFIEmployment fund, aims at improving access and use of financial resources and training opportunities offered by the Youth Guarantee measures.
The 15th report on continuing training in Italy, presented in 2015, provides monitoring data on training initiatives financed through interprofessional funds.
The Italian Government adopted reform of the national education and training system in July 2015 (called La buona scuola). This reform foresees changes in several aspects of education and training provision management and of the curricula. The new law reinforces the school-work relationship and improving of digital skills.
The Youth guarantee programme, aimed at supporting young people better and raising their awareness of existing jobs and training offers, was introduced in Italy exactly one year ago.
RAI, Italy's national public television, and ISFOL, the Institute for developing vocational training of workers, have signed a memorandum of understanding to produce joint audiovisual content on ISFOL’s research topics, and a weekly TV programme to increase knowledge about lifelong learning, vocational education and training (VET), employment, entrepreneurship, guidance and European policies.
Cedefop’s thematic country review (TCR) on apprenticeships for Italy was launched at an event hosted by the Ministry of Employment in Rome on 6 July. Slovenia kicked off the latest round of reviews in June and a project for Greece will follow in September.