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ERIC Number: ED372271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Pages: 124
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Occupational Structures and Profiles in Italy in the Field of Environmental Protection in the Public Service Sector with Reference to Air Pollution Control. CEDEFOP Panorama. National Report.
Mannocci, Virgilio; And Others
A study examined the knowledge and job skills required of persons employed in air pollution control (APC)-related occupations in Italy's public service sector. First, Italian legislation on APC and the functions/powers of Italy's public agencies responsible for APC were reviewed. The organization/operation of the public structures involved in environmental protection (EP) were analyzed in terms of four main areas of activity: policymaking, research/consultancy, inspection/control, and information/guidance. Data from interviews of a total of 18 persons from central authorities, research institutions, and regional/local authorities involved in EP/APC were used to develop occupational profiles and an overview of the activities/functions of public service sector employees in the field of EP/APC and the organization/structure of Italy's environmental education and training system. It was discovered that, despite their strongly hierarchical structure, Italy's EP/APC organizations do not divide tasks rigidly among their employees, and specific academic qualifications are not always required for access to the various APC-related posts. Training provision was often inadequate; however, awareness of the problem appeared widespread, and efforts to improve/expand the system were being planned/implemented. (Appended are a table detailing the organization/functions of Italy's public sector agencies responsible for EP/APC and the survey questionnaire.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).
Identifiers - Location: Italy