Enterprises, Aepi: “Encouraging the consumption of made in Italy products and the circular economy”

In Florence the focus of the Confederation

In a time of crisis, to address the lack of purchasing power, it is necessary to encourage the consumption of made in Italy products and a territorial circular economy. This is the proposal of the Confederation Aepi- European Associations of Professionals and Companies – relaunched during the conference “Pnrr – The challenges for companies and professionals: focus on work and pension”, hosted in Florence, in the rooms of the Regional Council. Promoters Aepi Toscana with the coordinator Marco Baldinotti and the council group “Toscana Domani” represented by the regional councilor Elisa Tozzi.

34 employers and professional associations adhere to the Aepi Confederation, with over 500,000 companies and 15,000 intersectoral professionals. “I am pleased to have hosted the friends of Aepi in the rooms of the Regional Council of Tuscany and I hope that this confederation, to which all my appreciation goes for the incessant work in defense of professionals and small companies, will grow and be structured also in ours region “declares the regional councilor Elisa Tozzi, president of the Toscana Domani group.

“The important and delicate issues addressed at the conference, many of which at the center of my political agenda, are very relevant in these difficult times and require almost immediate answers – continues Tozzi -. I am thinking of the possibility of financing corporate welfare with European funds, need to invest in a regional database to facilitate the matching of job supply and demand but also to strengthen the training of employment and arts centers which, to date, do not have personnel adequately trained to train those profiles specific professionals often requested by companies. These requests and proposals also emerged from the valuable interventions of the Aepi speakers – concludes the councilor – I will soon be the spokesperson for the council “.

“From today – says Marco Baldinotti – we start with a series of events in Tuscany to be protagonists in the area with the aim of interacting with the institutions and networking with professionals and entrepreneurs, together with other trade associations. It is a difficult moment in the which the real emergency is the expensive utilities, but unfortunately it is not the only element of difficulty that characterizes families, businesses and VAT numbers “.

The meeting was also attended by the manager of business internationalization development Marta Pernici, the labor consultant Irene Tedeschi and the corporate welfare expert Sonia Faccin. Pnrr, relocations, the Gkn case, labor and welfare reforms, but also training and social safety nets in the awareness of having passed from a legislation that was supposed to provide answers during the pandemic from Covid to another that, with the war in progress, covers just as much emergency.

The Aepi vice president with responsibility for work and welfare Patrizia Gabellone explains: “The lack of work in recent years is linked to the lack of availability. And this depends on passive policies, such as Naspi and citizenship income, on which the employment centers and institutions. Hence the need to review the system of labor supply and demand, currently distorted. In the draft law on employment presented by Aepi in recent months: return to a flexible entry contract , but with greater protection, use vouchers that contain insurance and social security coverage, bringing out the undeclared in some fragile categories, the unemployed, under 35 and over 55 and for on-demand work “.

To close the work in Tuscany, the national president of Aepi, Mino Dinoi. “We thank the councilor for her attention to the issues raised by us. There is no more time, at this rate we risk economic, social and security collapse. We know that 70% of micro enterprises are family-run and one the bill that arrives tripled to a family that, at the same time, is also a business is not sustainable. It is the moment of political responsibility. For this reason we welcome the words of the Prime Minister in pectore, Giorgia Meloni, who underlined a ‘ openness to dialogue and to intermediate bodies. The way for us is that of a permanent assembly where representatives of the productive and trade union world are constant interlocutors in politics “, observes Dinoi.