ROME. The restart plan prepared by Vittorio Colao’s task force is now in the hands of Giuseppe Conte. During a video conference lasting about half an hour, Colao exposed the 121 pages of objectives and proposals drawn up by the committee of experts to the premier, divided into six main areas of intervention: Business and work; Infrastructure and environment; Tourism, art and culture; Public administration; Education, research and skills; Individuals and families.
By Wednesday, the contents should be publicly illustrated by the Vodafone manager and the Prime Minister at a press conference, but La Stampa was able to view the plan, which is oriented on 3 transversal objectives, which appear on the cover: “digitization and innovation”; “Green revolution”; «Gender equality and inclusion». Furthermore, each of the six sectors provides a series of proposals, divided according to the type of financing needed: “mainly public”, “mainly private” and “no funding” (at no cost).
It is proposed, as requested by entrepreneurs and representatives of categories in recent weeks, to derogate from the criminal liability of employers if an employee falls ill with coronavirus and to “introduce a temporary tax exemption of the planned increases” for the allowances for additional, extraordinary shifts , festive and night work, occurred to meet safety obligations or to recover lost production in these months of lockdown. And then an ethical system to be given to smartworking, but also an aid by defiscalizing some charges for employers and an exemption from the Diginità decree that allows to renew fixed-term contracts at least until the end of 2020. And again, vouchers for broadband for the poorest families, the possibility of renegotiating commercial rents, nursery schools to be upgraded and the creation of university centers of excellence.
A plan that has the ambition to touch every aspect affected by this epidemic and to offer immediate and broader solutions, some of which have already been put in place by the government. In fact, there seems to have been a certain synergy with the executive, finding broad similarities between some reforms proposed in the plan and those prepared by Palazzo Chigi in recent weeks. As for the Simplification decree, scheduled for mid-June, which sees in Colao’s plan the unblocking of infrastructures through the “Genoa model”, the identification of major works to be built, but also the reform of office abuse and tax damage for civil servants, in addition to the increase to 30% of the advance granted to the public works contractor and the streamlining of the procedures for assessing environmental impact, up to the simplification of the authorization procedures for private construction.
There will also be the enhancement of digital within the public administration, the request to speed up 5G, vouchers for those who cannot afford broadband and investments in central databases proposed by the Minister of the Pa Fabiana Dadone. And also, strengthening of nursery schools, the obligation of pink quotas in institutions and public offices, interventions for women victims of violence and a five-year plan for tourism. Last point, in fact sheet 102, the civil service to be reformed “by expanding the number of participants” and orienting it towards activities and services that reduce the digital divide of the poorest children and families and “that provide assistance to the elderly and people. with disabilities ».
The expert committee, led by the manager of Vodafone, “worked on a voluntary basis and at no cost to the community – reads a note – and thanks the Prime Minister for the opportunity offered to make available to the institutions of the Republic their skills. A special thanks goes to the officials of the institutions who in the eight weeks of work have contributed, facilitated and supported the Committee’s activities on a technical level “.