INAS is a social institution promoted by CISL (confederazione Italiana
Sindacati Lavoratori - Italian Confederation of Workers' Trade Unions),
set up to provide a free service with regard to state insurance,
welfare assistance and healthcare.
It is a charitable institution and as such it is controlled in
its activities and fuctions by Italian state laws.
It provides a safeguard without distinction and free of charge
to all the workers and thier families, for the protection of rights
under European, national and regional laws, through work contracts
and through international agreements on social security.
It has a network structure over the whole national territory and
abroad, with over 1,000 full-time employees who work in almost 700
offices in Italy and over 100 countries of Italian emigration spread.
It is financed through a fund derived from a direct contribution
of te workers and it is run by the Ministry of Labour, which controls