“Welfare, Italia” Think Tank | The European House - Ambrosetti

The Think Tank's Mission

In 2019, thanks to the support of The European House – Ambrosetti Working Group, the “Welfare, Italia” project of the Unipol Gruppo evolved into a think tank. Its mission is to provide a tangible contribution to defining a vision of the social security system that supports the social and economic development of Italy within a perspective that is inclusive and sustainable. The “Welfare, Italia” Think Tank is also designed to be a permanent platform for discussion, sharing of ideas and assessing good practices from the public, private and non-profit sectors.

For further information: www.welfare-italia.com/

Support for the initiative is provided by a Scientific Committee comprised of Veronica De Romanis (Professor of European Political Economy, Stanford University – Florence and LUISS – Rome); Giuseppe Guzzetti (Lawyer and philantropist; former President, Fondazione Cariplo); Walter Ricciardi (Head of Mission Board for Cancer, European Commission; Coordinator of the Scientific Committee, Human Technopole; former President, Italian National Institute of Health); Stefano Scarpetta (Director of the Department of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD); Valerio De Molli (Managing Partner & CEO, The European House – Ambrosetti).

2022 Forum

The latest Forum of the Think Tank  "Welfare, Italy" was held on November 22, 2022 at Palazzo Brancaccio's Spazio Field in Rome.

It was opened with the greetings of Italy's President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella, which were followed by the presentation of the Annual Report of the Think Tank. 

Through the contribution of representatives of national and European institutions, academics, experts and members of the business community of reference, we discussed the demographic challenges of Italy, such as the aging population, denatality, migration and related impacts on the Italian welfare system. Finally, the proposals of the Think Tank were presented for the development of a national system that supports citizens thanks to the contribution of all economic and political actors. 

Speakers included: Gian Carlo Blangiardo (President, Istat), Carlo Cimbri (President, Unipol Group), Valerio De Molli (Managing Partner and CEO, The European House - Ambrosetti), Veronica De Romanis (Professor of European Economic Policy, Stanford University, Florence and LUISS Guido Carli, Rome), Mario Giro (St. Egidio Community), Giuseppe Guzzetti (former President, Fondazione Cariplo), Luciano Malfer (Director General, Agenzia per la coesione sociale Provincia Autonoma di Trento), Ruth Paserman (DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion at European Commission), Walter Ricciardi (President, Mission Board for Cancer of the European Commission), Eugenia Roccella (Minister for Family Affairs, Natality and Equal Opportunities), Antonio Tajani (Vice-President of the Council and Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation), Magda Tomasini (Director, Institut National d'études démographiques - Ined, Paris, France), and Giuseppe Valditara (Minister of Education and Merit).

The Forum was chaired by Antonio Polito (Editorialist and Deputy Director, Corriere della Sera).