Delegation of Ministry of Civil Affairs of the P.R. China under the leadership of Mr. Gong Pugang Deputy Minister visited Italy on May 24th - 27th, 2017. During several days visit policy dialog meetings were hold between Deputy Minister of MoCA Mr. Gong Pugang and the Italian Under-Secretary of State of Labour and Social Policies, Hon. Franca Biondelli; Mr. Tito Beori President of INPS and Ms. Rita Visini the Regione Lazio Assessor for social policies.
Additionally at the Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policies was organized a round table with the Directors General focusing on the role of third sector in the social assistance and on social inclusion policy in Italy. During the meeting at INPS a dialog on the Component 3 of the EU-China Social Protection Reform Project (outputs and developments); on the means testing procedure in Italy (ISEE); family allowances; invalidity as well social assistance pension and Home care premium.
MoCA delegation visited CARITAS an NGO acting as a service delivery provider for homeless people, elderly, migrants, etc.
During the visit to Regione Lazio coordination for assistance on the field for old-age people and sick people has been presented.
Final meeting was organized by INPS with the participation of Mr. Gong Pugang and other MoCA delegation members; INPS officials including Mr. Massimo Antichi the EU-China SPRP Project Leader and Component 3 resident expert Ms. Marzena Breza. Discussion was dedicated to further steps in the cooperation on social assistance within EU-China Social Protection Reform Project. Additionally some proposals has been made for deepening cooperation between Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, INPS and MoCA.