Unemployment benefits are provided by INPS - Italian National Social Security Institute - to workers according to their working experience, duration and type of contract.
In general unemployment benefits are not awarded in case of voluntary resignation.
Please contact a local Patronato office to check whether you might be entitled to apply for unemployment benefits or not.
Researchers who completed their research activities and students who achieved a Master/PhD in Italy are entitled to apply for a permit of stay for seeking employment (Permesso per attesa occupazione) at the end of the research project or study path or when the current permit of stay for research or for study expires.
This entitles to keep staying in Italy from 9 up to12 months for seeking a job.
Ask more information at the nearest EURAXESS Centre or contact a Patronato office.