Italy - Country Profile on the European Semester and COVID-19 crisis
The measures to combat poverty are recent in Italy: they were first implemented in 2017 and have only indirectly dealt with children by providing a financial benefit for poor families. Unfortunately, there is no sign yet of the political will to put a different emphasis on child poverty on the political agenda. There are different reasons for this, such as the lack of understanding of the severity and the impact of child poverty. Moreover, the most recent measures were mainly focused on the voting population.