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The National Institute for Public Policies Analysis (Inapp) is a public research body of national relevance, under the supervision of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies. The Institute carries out studies, research, monitoring and assessment of public policies in the domains of labour, education and training, social protection, active and passive labour policies, third sector, social inclusion, and policies having an impact on the labour market.

Inapp reflects the legacy of two former research bodies: the Institute for Professional Training (ISFOL), established in 1972 as a body in charge of research, experimentation and technical assistance in the field of vocational training, and the Institute for Social Affairs (IAS) – previously known as the Italian Institute for Social Medicine (IIMS) – established in 1922 as a study and research centre and a health education body aimed at enhancing living and labour standards.

Inapp is a National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme in the domain of Education and Vocational Training, and since 1 January 2018 it has acted as an intermediary agent for the National Operational Programme (PON) Active Labour Systems and Policies (SPAO) of the European Social Fund, based on a special convention with the Italian National Agency for Active Labour Policies (Anpal). In this capacity, the Institute is in charge of implementing PON tasks, consistently with the conferments bestowed upon it by legislative decree no. 150/2015 and in accordance with its capacities and expertise. INAPP also participates in SISTAN, the National Statistics System.

Within the EQAVET European Network framework, the Institute is also a National Reference Point for Quality Assurance in the vocational education and training system; it is the lead Italian body for CEDEFOP ReferNet project; it coordinates the implementation of the European Agenda for Adult Learning; it participates in the OECD-PIAAC survey. Furthermore, Inapp is a member of the European ESS ERIC Consortium, as well as the Italian authority in charge of carrying out the European Social Survey.