Enhancing the impact of Italy’s start-up visa
What can be learnt from international practice?
Italy’s start-up visa aims to make the national start-up ecosystem more easily accessible
to foreign talent, rich with knowledge and skills, and more integrated into global
markets. Government reports show that the programme has not yet achieved a critical
scale. The analysis of similar initiatives in Chile, France, Ireland and Portugal
identifies five gateways for attracting more foreign entrepreneurs, such as an effective
policy outreach, smooth inter-institutional co-operation across the migratory process,
and the provision of sound support services for a “soft landing” of entrepreneurs
upon arrival. These takeaways may also inform new talent attraction policies targeting
remote workers, an expanding group in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Available from December 14, 2021
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