Sustainable Living Offer! Santo Stefano di Sessanio Needs You!


Are you  aged between 18-40 and would relish the idea of moving to Santo Stefano di Sessanio for 5 years to help turn it into a dynamic sustainable community that is not just a weekend tourist attraction.  You will be given a monthly grant for three years up to a maximum of 8 thousand euros per year, a house for symbolic rent and a one-off grant, up to a maximum of 20 thousand euros to start a business.

Businesses & Jobs the Comune Need

This ‘young person’s offer is aimed at all non-resident Italians, EU citizens, or citizens of third countries in possession of an EU long-term residence permit issued for an indefinite period.  In exchange for becoming a residents for a minimum period of 5 years, they would help you start an entrepreneurial activity among those identified as essential by the comune.  These include guides (tourist, sports/cultural),  cleaners,  maintenance men/women, drugstore  and shop operators, revival and farming of local products and their marketing. If you are an Italian you will only be eligible if your current comune has no less than 2000 residents!

The administration explained ” Despite the fame of the Sextantio hotel  and the love of tourists for our Medici village we do not have the human capital necessary for a sustainable and lasting development of the territory.  Our  residents currently total only 115, almost half are over 65 and only 13 are under 20 hence our drive to attract young entrepreneurial youngsters!


How to Apply

Simply fill in the application form –

To read in full the comune’s official requirements

Sam Dunham
Author: Sam Dunham

Sam is a very lucky midlife 'mamma' to A who is 12 and juggles her work as a self-employed freelance SEO food and travel copywriter and EFL teacher. She is the founder of the Life In Abruzzo Cultural Association, co-founder of Let's Blog Abruzzo. she is the founder of the 'English in the Woods' initiative, teaching English outdoors in a forest style school.

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Eddie O Dwyer
Eddie O Dwyer
18 October 2020 02:38

Hi the application form is only in Italian, Is there an English version ?

1 December 2020 20:16

Hello) Do someone know when the results will be available to see? I had filed application form but don’t receive any reply. Thanks

3 December 2020 11:09
Reply to  Sam Dunham

Dear Sam! Thank you very much for quick reply and lets hold on till Christmas ) 20,000 applicants, wow!!! Lets cross the fingers!

15 September 2022 00:07

Is this scheme still going on ?

22 September 2022 20:11
Reply to  Sam Dunham

Thank you. Is there any contact email you could help me with ?

23 September 2022 01:23

Hi there, the link for the application is a dead end for me, is there another way to get to this application?

28 August 2023 05:46

Is the application already close? 😞 i want to move there

Billy H Nielsen
Billy H Nielsen
15 November 2023 21:46

We are a couple who lives in Denmark and want to move to Santo Stefano. Can anyone help to make it possible?

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