Italy is a country that has, throughout its history, committed itself wholheartedly to the fight against the phenomena of illegal recruitment and exploitation of the workforce in the agricultural sector. In September 2015 The Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies promoted the Quality Agricultural Work Network, placed under the aegis of the National Social Security Service (INPS), which certifies the participation of companies adhering to current laws and regulations in force and which fully comply to employment contracts. Thanks to this commitment a number of reports are drawn up every year on the subject of illegal recruitment and other criminal operations in the agricultural sector in Italy.
The Milan Center for Food Law and Policy put itself forward therefore to make up for the lack of research specifically aimed at analyzing the phenomenon at a European level. Through the analysis and mapping of best practices developed within the European Union in tackling the problem of work exploitation along the agro-industrial chain, the Milan Center for Food Law and Policy has identified strategies and methods at European level to promote positive models and approaches to labour in agriculture.
The analysis was carried out throughout the European Union. A record of the entire project can be found at www.be-aware.eu and includes a web documentary released in autumn 2018.
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