Isfol - the Italian Institute for the Development of Vocational Training for Workers is a public research body implementing and promoting studies, research, trials, documentation and evaluation activities as well as information, advice and technical assistance actions in the area of vocational training, social and labour policies.
The Institute’s activities mainly contribute to improving human resources standards and increasing labour placement rate and social inclusion.
Current Isfol Statute (established on 19 March 2003 by Decree of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers issued in the O.J. no.139, 18 June 2003) has extended the Institute’s field of competence in the area of training policies and stated its powers also in the area of labour and social policies.
Isfol operates to implement the national Operational Programmes under the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Policies as the Managing Authority and co-financed by 2000-2006 programming Structural Funds.