A region in southern Italy is paying young people under the age of 40 £26,000 if they are willing to move there and set up a business.
Calabria, located in the far southwest of Italy and known as the “country’s toe”, is known for its crystal clear sea waters and is dotted with ancient villages, castles and archaeological parks.
However it is also one of the less prosperous regions of Italy and sometimes forgotten by tourists.
Now, the region is investing its future by seeking to invite young talent in by offering them financial rewards in the name of opening up businesses or simply getting a job.
The only catch to this deal is that you must make plans to do so in the next 90 days!
Councillor Gianluca Gallo, the brains behind the idea, explained: “We want to make demand for jobs meet supply, that’s why we’ve asked villages to tell us what type of professionals they’re missing to attract specific workers.
“We’ve had a huge interest from villages and hopefully, if this first scheme works, more are likely to follow in coming years.”