News on Tessera Sanitaria


MAE note on volontary access to Italian health system

In the context of activities aimed at safeguarding staff members, USF-IUE closely monitors legislation concerning healthcare in Italy. We flag that the Ministry for Foreign Policy and Italian Development Cooperation note dated 7 March 2024 clarifies which individuals must pay a contribution to the health system if they wish to adhere to it on a […]

Union Statement on the Tessera Sanitaria and Social Dialogue​

The Union is concerned about the “PMO-Italy agreement’s” impact on our constitutional right to the SSN as citizens and residents of Italy and stresses that the legal grounds upon which it is being negotiated are still unclear. The Union stands by its belief that your nationality and your employer should not determine nor endanger your […]

USF Unions’ second letter to the Italian Ministry of Health: 19 July 2023

On 19 July 2023 a joint letter  from the USF Unions in EUI Florence, ERC Ispra and ETF Torino was delivered via PEC by lawyer Michela Velardo to the Italian Ministry of Health and to Central office of JSIS. Main points addressed as critical: the agreement introduces a voluntary adherence to SSN, but also an […]

16th Union Syndicale Fédérale Congress USF – Alicante, 6-9 May 2023

The 16th Union Syndicale Fédérale Congress USF Alicante took place in Alicante on 6-9 May and  3 members of the Union USF IUE Florence’s Executive Committee attended. The Union Syndicale Fédérale includes in total 20 member organisations, and the USF IUE is one of them. The Congress brought member organisations together to consolidate the fundamental […]

EUI Employee Union’s Position on SSN / TS

Your nationality and your employer should not determine nor endanger your right to health care! *** La tua nazionalità e il tuo datore di lavoro non possono né determinare né limitare il tuo dirito alla salute! Complete original version publicly available since November 2022. This slightly shortened revised version has been presented at the EUI […]

Letter to ministries on SSN / Tessera sanitaria

The EUI employees Union engaged lawyer Michela Velardo to draft a formal letter to the Ministries of Health and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We are especially pleased that we reached agreement with our sister unions, Union Syndicale Ispra (USI) and European Training Foundation USF-ETF, to co-sign the letter on 24 February supporting the right for all […]

EUI Townhall meeting on Tessera Sanitaria – November 2022

A Townhall open online meeting for EUI staff, administrative and academics on Health Cover for EUI Staff was convened by the Secretary General on 7 November 2022. The SG Office had extended the in person invitation to the Staff Committee members as well as the Union Executive Committee members. Minutes

Motion of the Council of the Piedmont Region on Tessera Sanitaria

The Council of the Piedmont Region approved a motion on 10 January 2023 against the “Tessera Sanitaria depotenziata con asterisco” and the proposed agreement between the European institutions and the Italian Health Ministry. The document clearly outlines the main reasons why this agreement should be rejected. Full text (in Italian).

Letter to the Tuscany Health Department

On 18 November 2022, the EUI Employee’s Union and the Staff Committee sent a join letter to the Tuscany Health Department, asking the Tuscan Region to oppose the proposed agreement between the PMO and the Italian Health Ministry. Full letter (in Italian)