The government of Molise, in southern Italy, announced a program that offers 700 euros a month to anyone who accepts to move to empty villages.
For sure, if you've always dreamed of living in bucolic regions of Italy, as in the Under the Tuscan Sun movie, this is your big chance. After all, the government of the Italian region of Molise, in the south of the country, announced a program called “Reddito di residenza active” (Remuneration for active residence), in which 700 euros are offered monthly, equivalent to approximately R$3,125.00, for those who agree to occupy empty villages.
The idea is to attract new residents to move the economy of these villages that are losing more and more inhabitants to large cities, such as Pomegranate, Milan and Turin, looking for opportunities. To give you an idea, according to officially released data, Molise lost about 9 thousand residents between 2014 and 2019.
However, in order to receive the allowance to move to the small communes there are certain conditions. The first one is that the interested person should open a local business, since the idea is that new residents invest in the region. “We want people to invest here. They can open any type of activity: a bakery, a stationery store, a restaurant. It's a way to breathe life into our cities as we increase the population," he said. Donato Toma, president of the Molise region, to the The Guardian newspaper.
In addition, to compete for a vacancy, it is necessary that the interested party has european passport or community residence visa. The action, which will only be carried out in cities with less than 2 thousand inhabitants, will open a public notice with all the information on September 16, with a period of 60 days for registration.
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