Italy’s strategic lag compared to other industrialized states can be summed up in one figure: 13 million. There are many Italian adults with a low level of education. According to UNESCO ISCE data, they make up 20% of the 66 million parigrades in Europe. A disproportion that goes to join the lowest proportion of adults participating in education and training activities. The OECD average is 52%, the Italian one 24%. It means that while technology advances every day and subjects the daily needs of adaptation, the majority of the active population remains excluded from innovative processes. And this explains why, in the face of unemployment that reaches 9%, companies find it difficult to find workers capable of operating in the new production lines. And this explains why in our nation, from the PA to politics, it is difficult to achieve the high quality standards that one would expect in a nation like Italy.