In Italy, there is the famous island of Sardinia, considered by many as the “paradise island” of the Mediterranean, which is currently being encouraged by the government to provide more people to live by providing subsidies.
Currently, the island is facing a big problem when many young local people leave the island to work abroad, affecting the number of young workers on the island. To prevent the economic fallout from this exodus, the Italian government has set aside about 45 million euros (about $44.6 million) in resettlement subsidies. It is expected that this amount will be divided among the first 3,000 people who immigrate to this island (on average, each person gets 15,000 USD).
In addition, there are a number of other conditions that are put in place if the migrant wants to receive this payment. First, this money must contribute to 50% of the total cost of buying and renovating a house on the island, the remaining half will be contributed by the buyer. In addition, migrants must also register for permanent residence in the island of Sardinia within 18 months of arrival.
Currently, Italy is facing the problem of an aging population, the average age of Italians is now 45.7 and is expected to increase to 50.7 in the next 30 years, a rural island like Sardinia is affected even more by this population problem. Christian Solinas, President of Sardinia, says the plan will motivate young people to stay or move to the island.