ITALY: Conference against poverty and for guaranteed income, held in Milan
A conference has been held in Milan to exchange ideas on policies to combat poverty, such as the introduction in Italy of a minimum and guaranteed income. It took place on Wednesday, March 2nd at Degrees Hall on the Via Conservatorio.
Through the first part of the conference, which consisted of talks on the topic, and a final round table, researchers, teachers and experts presented and discussed policy at the national and regional level, with particular attention to political obstacles to the introduction of anti-poverty policies such as a guaranteed minimum income. The initiative is part of a new focus in Italian political debate, towards the introduction of national measures that have positive effects on social inclusion by reducing economic inequality.
The conference was sponsored by the departments of Political Science and Social Studies of the State University, and the Sociology department of the Catholic University, in collaboration with Easycare Foundation.
9:00 am – POVERTY AND MINIMUM INCOME AFTER THE GREAT RECESSION: HAS SOMETHING CHANGED?
Chair: Matteo Jessoula, University of Milan
- The minimum income schemes in the European periphery during the crisis(Manos Matsaganis, University of Athens Economics and Politecnico di Milano)
- Towards a national minimum income scheme in Italy: the political role (Ilaria Madama, University of Milan)
- Minimum income trials in Italy: from Social card to the experiments of the SIA (Daniela Mesini, Institute for Social Research)
- The regional minimum income schemes: an alternative?(Marcello Natili, University of Milan)
- The Lombard case, from the proposal to the law on an income for autonomy(Rosangela Lodigiani, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan)
11:15 am – Coffee break
11:30 am – Debate
THE MINIMUM INCOME IN ITALY: WILL IT BE THE RIGHT TIME?
Chair: Paul Graziano, University of Padua and the European Social Observatory
Giulio Gallera, Councillor of autonomy Income, Regione Lombardia
Elena Lattuada, CGIL Lombardia
Cristiano Gori, Alliance against poverty in Italy and Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan
Sandro Gobetti, Campaign for the Dignity Income – BIN Italia
Raffaele Tangorra, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
Tito Boeri, President INPS