Budget Italy

Secondary assembly about the economic crisis in Italy

Budget Italy assembly film dur 2,34

Teacher script to introduce film

As the European the debt crisis develops, the focus has turned to the impact on jobs.

Young Italians are facing an uncertain future as their country struggles to bring its finances under control.

Areas where industry has always been strong are now seeing jobs disappearing, while regions where unemployment has always been high are reaching crisis level.

In this film shown on the News in December 2011, reporter Ben Thompson travelled from Tuscany in the north to Naples in the south to learn about the challenges faced by Italy's young people.

Show film and use discussion prompts afterwards. Email worldclass@bbc.co.uk if you would like a copy of this film to download

Ask the Assembly Question

  • Would you leave your home country to find work?
  • Email your school's answer to worldclass@bbc.co.uk

What's the job situation like where you live? Have any of your friends, family or neighbours lost their jobs?

Some Italian school pupils plan to leave their country to try and get a job. What would you miss most about your country if you left? How would your family react?

What affect will it have on Italy and its economy if many of their young people leave?

How can things be made better? What can the government do to improve the situation? What can individuals do?

Ask the Assembly Question

Would you leave your home country to find work?

Email your school's answer to worldclass@bbc.co.uk

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