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Luigi Bobba

Undersecretary of State - Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policies

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

Degree in Political Science at University of Turin. Hons. Luigi Bobba played a central role in the growth of the Italian nonprofit sector. He has been involved in the foundation of “Banca Etica” whereof has been Vice President from 1997 to 2004. He performed the role of spokesperson of the “Forum del Terzo Settore” from 1997 to 2000. In 1998, he signed the “Solidarity Pact” together with the former Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi. Within “ACLI”, the Christian Associations of Italian Workers, he has been elected as national Vice President from 1994-1998, and later as President from 1998-2006. By the early 80s he founded the Movement “Primo Lavoro” and has been the creator and coordinator of “Job&Orienta”, the event devoted to the themes of education, orientation and training that takes place every year in Verona. He is the author of many works on issues of employment policies, welfare and professional training, as well as articles, essays and publications. He has been President of “IREF”, the Institute of Educational Researches and Training from 1998 to 2006. From 1999 to 2004 was President of “ENAIP”, the professional training body promoted by ACLI. In April 2006 he was elected Senator and member of the Labour Committee of the Italian Senate. He has been Provincial Secretary of the “Democratic Party” of Vercelli from 2007 to 2009. In 2008 he was elected as a deputy in the electoral lists of the “Democratic Party”, where was also Vice President of the Labour Committee. Candidate for the Presidency of the Vercelli Province within the Administrative Elections of 2011 he becomes Provincial Council member. During the XVII legislature was re-elected deputy and has been both member of the Budget and Treasure Committee and the Bicameral Committee for Infantry and Youth. In March 2013 he stood down his role as Provincial Council member. Since February 2014 he is Undersecretary of State at the Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policies.

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is the project/initiative/startup/company you will be presenting at the Positive Economy Forum all about ?

The policies of the Government against youth unemployment: how to stimulate and enhance the employment of young generations.

LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities ?