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The Directorate of Labour belongs to the General Secretariat for Culture of Region of Veneto. The Regional Directorate of Labour has the task to promote the employment, the inclusion and the economic development in the region.

It performs this function by organizing information and guidance services for education, training and work, promoting active employment policy measures such as vocational training, training for apprentices, and targeted measures for the re-employment of workers.

The Directorate promotes guidance and job placement actions for those who are in a position of weakness in the labour market. PP3 photo 1

The role of employment support is carried out by coordinating the provincial employment services, to which unemployed people can apply directly in order to be accompanied in finding employment.

Within the Regional Secretariat and the other Directorates of the Deputy Major of Education, Training and Employment, it manages the Regional Operational Program of the European Social Fund.

The main competences and functions of the Regional Department of Labour are:

  • Labour Policies;
  • Outplacement interventions;
  • Eures;
  • Continuing Training;
  • Management of ESF;
  • Training for apprentices;
  • Guidance;
  • Programmes for disabled people.

The Regional Directorate of Labour has developed an extensive experience in managing and implementing programmes financed by structural funds. Such competences were acquired through the management of the ESF Operative Programmes, 2000-2006 and 2007-2013, with regards to some specific priorities, and consequently to some specific action lines, that are mostly linked to the support of continuous vocational training / guidance initiatives, in order to improve human capital, to promote labour active policies and to increase employment levels.


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The Region of Veneto is situated in the north-east of Italy. Being Italy a regional state, its 20 regions and Veneto among them, have political autonomy and own governments.

The provinces of Veneto are Venice (regional capital), Belluno, Padua, Rovigo, Treviso, Verona and Vicenza.  The territory extends from the Dolomites to the Adriatic Sea, by way of an expansive range of hills and a valley furrowed by rivers, canals and the Po delta. 

The region has many touristic destinations first among them its lagoon. Here stands a unique city, Venice, whose history as a great maritime power, a trading centre with the East, and the leading commercial city of the Italian Renaissance is reflected in its art and architecture.

Verona, associated with the story of Romeo and Juliet, was once a thriving Roman settlement, as is evidenced by the 1st century amphitheatre.

The city of Vicenza, Italy’s leading manufacturer of gold jewellery, has a tradition of working with precious metals that dates to the 3rd century BC. Here was born the 16th century architect Andrea Palladio, whose influence is seen throughout the city. Palladio also designed many of the over 100 villas that still line the Brenta River.

Padua the city of Saint'Anthony, boasts one of the the finest squares in Veneto and the Giotto's Scrovegni Chapel.

Numerous Cities of Art can be visited with a tour of the region. Yet small villages of Arquà Petrarca, Monselice, Asolo and Bassano del Grappa bring together the most typical aspects of this many-faceted region. 

Veneto offers long, sandy beaches, alternating with well-known resorts such as Jesolo, Bibione, Cavallino and Caorle. Many foreigners come every year to the termal bath of Abano, Montegrotto and Teolo, where it is possible to combine treatments and therapies with pleasant trips out in the surrounding area.

Finally wine and gastronomy tours are available and for Prosecco lovers will be useful to know that the rolling foothills are home to the wine producing area known as the Prosecco Route.


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