Santo Stefano di Sessanio will pay you to move there

Abruzzo region

Santo Stefano di Sessanio will pay you to move there, in this Italian village, it will be possible to move. This medieval village in the mountains of Abruzzo is looking for new residents. The initiative conceived and created by the municipality aims to bring new residents to this small village, especially young people. In particular that they can bring business ideas and families in this small village.

The population of Santo Stefano di Sessanio is composed of only 115 residents. Of which the destination of these are penalized so that they go for over 60 years. Only less than 20 residents have a young age under 13 years of age.

Now then the municipality has decided to pay the new residents of the municipality so that it remains alive and is not abandoned by the few residents now very old. The municipality is not far from the capital of the Abruzzo region, Aquila. A few years ago this city has suffered a great earthquake. And it is still under reconstruction.

How to apply

The people who will have to repopulate the country, however, must have certain requirements. People must be between 18 and 40 years of age. They must also have Italian or European citizenship, so as to reside in the country without problems. Finally, they must come from cities that have more than 2000 inhabitants. In the country will have to stay for a minimum of 5 years.

As an initiative and ‘was decided that the new residents of the country will be paid a monthly or annuity to stay in the country. The income can be up to 8,000 euros per year. Or if entrepreneurial activities will be done in the country, the municipality will help with a sum of up to 20,000 euros.

The initiative was launched less than a month ago, and most applications were received on October 15. More than 1500 people have applied for this incredible opportunity. But it is still to be decided by the municipality how many people will be accepted. We are thinking of a maximum of 10 people or 5 couples.

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