published the decree on the criteria for allocating resources dedicated to reducing territorial gaps in secondary education and combating early school leaving

The Ministry of Education has adopted Decree 170, of June 24, 2022, which defines the award criteria resources for actions to prevent and combat early school leaving in implementation of investment line 1.4. “Extraordinary intervention aimed at reducing territorial gaps in the first and second cycle of secondary school and combating school dropout“In the context of Mission 4 – Component 1 – of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, funded by the European Union – Next Generation EU. The DM has not yet been registered by the Court of Auditors.

Classification of Ministerial Decree 170/22

He PNRR has assigned for investment 1.4, billion and a half euros.

In particular, the carrying out tutoring activitiesor for at least 470,000 young people at risk of dropping out of school (age range 12-18) and at least 350,000 young people who have already dropped out of school (age range 18-24).

The intervention must guarantee:

  • there territorial and gender distribution,
  • the introduction of a platform for tutoring and training activitiesavailable online, to support the implementation of mentoring activities.
  • there coverage of the entire national territorywith special attention to risk areas (areas covered by the intervention are characterized by delays in education, low socioeconomic status of families and high level of early school leaving);
  • the mentoring measures aimed at overcoming gaps and territorial inequalities with regard to equal access to education and success in training, they will be addressed, in particular, to schools and school situations in which school drop-out rates are higher due to this social condition.

Based on the schedulean agreement with the European Union, actions must be executed before 2024.

The investment goal is arrive in 2026 a dispersion rate school (ie young people between 18 and 24 years old without at least a degree) equal to 10.2% that is, the EU average in 2019.

The award criteria

It should be noted that Ministerial Decree 170/22 refers to a part, equal to 500 million, of the allocated resources.

The decree provides for the following regional distribution criteria

  • early exit rate from the education and training system in the 18-24 age group (ELET index – Premature dropouts from education and training): 65%;
  • number of high school students first and second degree of the reference region: 20%
  • Rate of presence of foreign population: 5%
  • Rate of population without a high school diploma in the age group between 25 and 64 years: 5%
  • Rate of families with five or more members: 5%.

In that table the territorial distribution derived from the application of the mentioned criteria


Assigned resources


€ 8,763,076.76


€ 5,339,515.61


€ 25,587,293.13


€ 79,322,182.06

Emilia Romagna

€ 30,894,200.38

Friuli Venezia Giulia

€ 5,924,666.42


€ 33,815,021.77


€ 11,653,148.13


€ 57,661,517.85


€ 8,582,308.22


€ 2,997,634.01


€ 27,097,043.01


€ 43,131,439.89


€ 16,253,251.95


€ 74,407,923.74


€ 27,811,307.91

Trentino Alt Adige

€ 4,470,540.26


€ 7,275,054.99

Aosta Valley

€ 2,949,777.43


€ 26,063,096.48


€ 500,000,000.00

He regional resources are shared among state educational institutions level I and II of secondary, from the following criteria

  • learning fragility ratethe so-called “implicit dispersion” (percentage of students who achieved a very low result in both subjects, Italian and mathematics), calculated by Invalsi: 70%;
  • name of students enrolled in the educational institution: 30%.

Annex 2 of Ministerial Decree 170/22 indicates the resources automatically assigned to individual centers.

General indications

He beneficiary educational institutions

  • they can also constitute school networks, in accordance with article 7 of the decree of the President of the Republic of March 8, 1999, n. 275
  • to promote co-planning and cooperation activities between the school and the local communityenhancing synergy with local institutional resources (social and health services, employment, youth justice, vocational guidance and training, etc.) and volunteering and the third sector.
  • Set up a working group to coordinate the prevention of early school leaving, identify one or more reference teachers, with the task of strengthening school autonomy with regard to the prevention of dropout, the improvement of the internal organization in an inclusive way and the management of relations with any other subject.

The PNRR Support Group and the territorial training teams they guarantee actions of support and accompaniment to the educational institutions also by means of the platform “Scuola Futura” for the training of the school personnel in the frame of the measures of the National Plan of Recovery and Resilience.

He coordination and monitoring It is delegated in the execution of the measures referred to in this decreeMission Unit of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan to the Ministry of Education, which with subsequent acts authorizes the beneficiary state educational institutions,

Planned actions

Ministerial Decree 170/22 refers to a later law defining the modalities of execution of actions to prevent and combat early school leaving. that educational institutions must respect the planning of activities and the management of allocated resources.

In this sense, the Italian Government has planned the following actions in reference to this investment

  • age group 12-18: the activities will be aimed at both young people at risk and those who have already dropped out of school, with a teacher / student ratio equal to 1: 1 for interventions to support and recover learning for a total of 20 hours each ( 3 hours). of tutoring and 17h of teaching).
  • age range 18-24: the support activities consist of 10 hours of tutoring or consulting interventions aimed at the reintegration of the young person in the training circuit.

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