Sardinia offers €15,000 to anyone who settles there full-time
Author: Clark Tos
Italy is a dream destination for many people. Between the stunning landscapes, the long history of art and culture, there is a lot to enjoy in this European country. And while most people plan to just visit, the opportunities to settle in some areas are growing.
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Indeed, the Italian government even pays people who wish to settle in the country. One of the most recent initiatives aims to encourage workers and families to settle on the beautiful island of Sardinia, which lies just off the west coast of the Italy . Like many other parts of the country, Sardinia suffers from a shrinking population and a weak economy. The government therefore has a budget of around 44 million euros to distribute aid to people wishing to settle on this idyllic island.
Of course, this attractive offer comes with certain conditions. To receive the maximum grant of €15,000, applicants must be prepared to change their lives to settle in a rural municipality with less than 3,000 inhabitants and live there full-time. This precise condition aims to deter wealthy buyers from taking advantage of the program to create luxury vacation homes. The money collected must be used to buy and renovate a Sardinian house, and recipients of the funds must register their residence in Sardinia within 18 months of their arrival.
Reviving Sardinia's economy
The objective is to encourage more workers to settle in Sardinia and supporting the economy by filling needed jobs and creating small businesses. “Thanks to the contributions to their first home, it is strengthened and becomes fertile ground for those who will settle there or decide to start a family there. There can be no growth without a real enhancement of territories, interior areas and the most disadvantaged, which must go through new policies for their repopulation” said the president of the Sardinia region, Christian Solinas.
So, the project appeals to you?Source : Euronews