Italy can greatly benefit from globalisation. This is well-known by the Italian entrepreneurs and workers who have made our country Europe’s second manufacturing
economy, and the world’s fifth. This is well-known by the consumers throughout the world who appreciate products “Made
in Italy” that have created a robust and widespread “demand for Italy”.
Opening up to globalisation does not just mean taking Italy to the world by exporting our products and investing in new
markets. It also means bringing the world to Italy. It means attracting capital, both financial and human, with which to
participate on an equal footing in the global creation of value, and in creating jobs, knowledge and growth for our citizens.
It is to meet this challenge that the Italian Government is launching Destinazione Italia (Destination Italy). Developed
in close coordination with the economic policy priorities set out in the Economic and Financial Planning Document,
Destinazione Italia establishes a set of measures to foster inbound investments in a cohesive and structural manner and
increase Italian companies’ competitiveness. These measures will be introduced to our legal system following a timescale on which the Government’s agenda will be based.
In its initial version, Destinazione Italia consists of 50 measures whose goal is to reform a broad range of sectors, from tax
to employment and civil justice to research; to enhance and build upon our assets; and to develop investment-focused
policies to promote our country at the international level. The Government is committed to translating these measures into
concrete provisions and laws and to begin monitoring their implementation on a weekly basis.
The Government undertakes to further analyse and implement the measures contained in Destinazione Italia in line with
the public finance planning documents and the economic and financial framework established by the Stability Law.
Destinazione Italia is a “living document”. The Government will be opening a three-week public consultation on this initial
version, “mark 0.5”, in which citizens, Italian and foreign business communities, business and other associations, trade
unions and experts will all have their say. The outcome will be Destinazione Italia version 1.0.