European Federation of Journalists

Mapping COVID-19 support: Italy

  • Specific measures for freelancers

Freelancers with an annual income of up to 50.000€ could get a bonus of 600€. The National Institute for Italian Journalists Social Security (INGPI) implemented a package of measures of 42 000€ which allowed extensions of parental leave, the right to defer contribution, a fund for solidarity loans at zero cost, an additional economic allowance of 500€ for all contraction of activities (in case of a contraction of at least 33% of the income in the quarter March-May 2020, compared of the period October-December 2019) and possibility to suspend further financing installment in progress with the Inpgi. The Autonomous Fund for Integrative Assistance of Italian Journalists (Casagit) provided for members with an allowance of 50€/day, up to a maximum of 30 days, following an admission to public facilities for Covid-19. The contribution was paid even when convalescence or a period of home isolation was necessary.