E.QU.A.L Upskilling pathways Italy

INAPP (National Institute for the Analysis of Public Policies) is a public research body under supervision of the Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policies in charge of the analysis, monitoring and evaluation of all public policies having an impact on the labour market. Its mission is two-fold: building public assets such as databases accessible to all and implementing policy-oriented research aimed at analysing policy-relevant phenomena. INAPP has more than 200 researchers and full access to the most relevant national administrative databases for statistical analysis. It is one of the most important and recognized policy advisors in the country.

INAPP is a member of the National Statistical System and cooperates with European and international institutions. It has experience in providing methodological and scientific assistance for the European Social Fund System Actions and it is the National Agency for the Erasmus+ European Programme. It also hosts the national coordinator for the European Agenda of Adult Learning, the EQAVET Reference and the Refernet point for Italy; it contributes to the OCSE-PIAAC survey and to the OCSE Skills Strategy Diagnostic for Italy.

INAPP competences related to the aim of the project can be summarized as follows: 

  • Socio-economic analyses: as part of its institutional mission, INAPP carries out research activity to study the state of the art, the main features and trends of Italian labour market, training and social inclusion policies and systems, also in cooperation with other countries.
  • Statistical analysis and data production. INAPP has a longstanding experience in carrying out statistical surveys with several methodologies  (CATI, CAPI, CAWI) and in producing statistical data in the fields mentioned above.
  • Impact evaluation. INAPP has gained a deep experience in impact evaluation analysis focused on training, labour and social inclusion policies, by means of a counterfactual approach. The results of this  activity serves as a basis for policy evaluation and policy advice.

Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini (FGB) was founded in 1971 with the commitment to carry over the political and cultural legacy of the late Minister of Labour Giacomo Brodolini. Over its 40 years of existence FGB has worked in close cooperation with governmental bodies, regional and territorial administrations, research institutions and socio-economic partners in the field of skills development and assessment and skills forecasting. Furthermore, FGB takes part in several EU funded programmes and projects in the field of employment and social inclusion.

Since 2013 FGB is assisting the European Commission contributing to improving needs and skills forecasting as well as better skills and job matching through the ESCO project. On behalf of Cedefop, FGB carried out a service on Governance of EU skills anticipation and matching systems as well as thematic country reviews on apprenticeships. It is also a provider of data analysis and intelligence on skills and labour markets for the Cedefop’s “Skills Panorama” web-portal. 

Lazio Region (RL) is a local territorial Institution, with its own legislative jurisdiction concurrent with the Italian State, according to the provisions set out in the Italian Constitution. The Region governs the territory around Rome, the capital of Italy. The Regional Government is made up of the President of the Region and 10 Ministers, among which there is the Minister of Labour. The administrative structure is made up of 15 Departments, among which there is the Department of Labour, and 2 regional Agencies. The Labour Department is responsible for the public and private system of active policies for the unemployed people, Youth Guarantee at regional level and pilot projects related to active labour market policies.

The Directorate for Education, Training and Employment of Regione Lombardia is in charge of the Regional framework of professional standards (namely, the QRSP), the accreditation system as well as of the certification, evaluation and monitoring processes. The Directorate is responsible for the overall management and implementation of labour market policies and, in this context, as Intermediate Body at Regional level is also in charge for managing and implementing the European Programme “Youth Guarantee” (as per Italian National Operative Programme “Young Employment Initiative” – PON IOG 2014-2020). It also manages the European Social Fund 2014-2020 and is responsible for planning active and passive employment policies, integrated approaches to guidance, integration and transition to the labor market.

The Employment Agency of the Autonomous Province of Trento (Agenzia del Lavoro della Provincia autonoma di Trento) has autonomous management, administration and accounting system in order to implement local labour policies. It is entitled to conduct studies, research, surveys and information material on labour policies and market needs. The governance is a result of negotiations among economic and social actors, whose involvement is necessary for the organization and at the same time for the innovation of interventions’ procedures and models. The Agency controls 12 Employment Centers within the Province, which support jobless and disabled people by matching supply with job demand.

The French Centre for Research on Qualifications (Céreq) is a public body under the aegis of both the Ministry of Education and the Ministry for Labour, Employment and Social Affairs. As a public centre of expertise at the service of the key players in education, training and employment, Céreq provides advice and proposals intended to clarify choices in the area of education and training policies at regional, national or international level. Céreq carries out large scale national statistical surveys on individuals and companies, it is the French operator and analyst of longitudinal data on youth transition between education and the labour market and is data provider of large-scale linked employer-employee adult education surveys.

Associate Partner

CGIL, the Italian General Confederation of Labour, is associate partner of E.QU.A.L.  It represents all workers, is the oldest Italian trade union organization and is the most representative, with its more than 5 million members (workers, retired people and youngsters entering the world of labour); its history is deeply intertwined with the history of the country. CGIL plays an important role in protecting labor, through the incessant work of building and reconstructing solidarity at work and among workers, through the daily practice of concrete engagement in representation and bargaining. Established in 1906 – even if the first Chambers of Labour date back to 1891 – its membership counted about two hundred thousand members. Since then it has maintained a double structure: vertical, consisting of branch union categories, and horizontal, with the Chambers of Labour.

Currently,Cgil has 12 branch union categories, while the Chambers of Labor throughout the country are 115. The headquarter is in Rome, in the historic premises of Corso d’Italia 25.

Cgil negotiates and signs, through the branch unions, collective labour agreements and at the same time it carries out a protection action, aimed at defending, affirming and achieving individual and collective rights, ranging from welfare systems to rights at the workplace. CGIL is affiliated to the European Trade Union Confederation (Etuc-Ces) and the International Trade Union Confederation (Ituc-Csi). The current general secretary is Susanna Camusso, elected on 3 November 2010.