The methodological Note defining the service objectives for developing municipalities' social services in Regions with Ordinary Statute was approved on 16 June by the Technical Committee for Standard Expenditure Needs and published in the Official Gazette No. 209 after being approved by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.
Municipalities' service objectives in 2021 will be defined according to each social function's actual financial standard needs and must comply with the standard expenditure needs methodology.
Achieving the service objectives will improve social services, mainly in the municipalities tackling the biggest shortcomings. This step is preparatory to the definition of the Essential Level of service – Italian acronym LEP – in the general social services to guarantee equality throughout the country.
The Note also contains the rules for monitoring and achieving the service objective, which must be certified by a final report drawn by the local authorities within May 2022.
The definition and approval of the methodological Note and its publication in the Official Gazette aim to harmonize the general social services level among municipalities. This process results from the constant research and analysis work of SOSE analysts in close cooperation with the Technical Committee for Standard Expenditure Needs.