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NEW BOOK: Investing in Science

Massimo Florio, founder and honorary president of CSIL,  Professor of Public Economics at the University of Milan, has recently authored a new book published by MIT Press.

CSIL activities

RI-Paths - Charting Impact Pathways of Investment in Research Infrastructure

CSIL is partner of an H2020 project aimed to develop a model describing the socio-economic impact of research infrastructures and of their related financial investments. Find out more

European Observatory for Clusters and Industrial Change - EOCIC

CSIL is partner of the project EOCIC, aimed to help Europe's regions and countries in designing better and more evidence-based cluster policies and initiatives. Read more

Express your opinion on the future of Evaluation in Cohesion Policy

What issues are critical for the future role of evaluation in Cohesion Policy? Express your views completing our survey, it will take less than 5 minutes. The consultation is part of ongoing research for the European Parliament.


EOCIC Policy briefings for ten European regions

CSIL is part of the Consortium that provided customised advice on cluster policy in support of industrial modernisation to ten regions in industrial transition, in the framework of the European Observatory for Clusters and Industrial Change (EOCIC). CSIL experts worked with Piemonte (Italy) and Centre Val de Loire (France) Regions. The policy briefing reports are now available online, along with a Summary Report on lessons learnt.


CSIL presents a study on the challenges of a future-oriented EU industrial strategy at the European Parliament

Julie Pellegrin was invited by the ITRE Committee to present the study on "How to tackle challenges in a future-oriented EU industrial strategy?" at the European Parliament.

The presentation's recording is available on the European Parliament's website, translated in all the languages of the Union.


New study: 'Guidelines on Cost Estimation of Research Infrastructures'

The 'Guidelines on Cost Estimation of Research Infrastructures', developed by CSIL experts in the framework of the StR-ESFRI project, are now available. The publication aims to provide a conceptual and methodological tool for cost estimation of Research Infrastructures (RIs) included (or willing to be) in the ESFRI Roadmap. 


NEW publication: Smart Guide to entrepreneurship support through clusters. 

CSIL experts authored a new publication featuring 12 good practices and providing guidance on how to deliver targeted support to entrepreneurship through clusters. The Smart Guide is one of the tools of the European Observatory for Clusters and Industrial Change (EOCIC).



Support Services for Would-be Entrepreneurs and Newly Established Businesses

CSIL is participating to a project, initiated and funded by DG GROW of the European Commission, that is identifying and examining support services across 42 countries for individuals who want to establish businesses and for new businesses in the early years of their operation. Find out more on the
project website.

Ex post evaluation of Major Projects

CSIL, together with Ramboll, Significance and Tplan, completed the Ex post evaluation of Major Projects in the transport sector supported by the ERDF and Cohesion Fund between 2000 and 2013. The study is available on the website of the DG REGIO


EBN Innovation Network

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In June, CSIL joined the EBN, the international community of smart and specialised organisations. EBN is a network that connects innovators, entrepreneurs and SMEs.


SBCA – Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis

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CSIL is an affiliate organisation of the SBCA, the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis.