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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


On 22, 24 and 29 June, the RI-PATHS project team is organising three free online webinars on “A European framework for socio-economic impact of research infrastructures: A way forward”. Representatives from research infrastructures, funding agencies, policymakers, analysts and those interested are warmly invited to participate. 


Effectiveness of public innovation support for SMEs in Europe

On behalf of EASME, CSIL is conducting a study on the effectiveness of public innovation support for SMEs in Europe and launched a survey to investigate views of SMEs and innovation support intermediaries concerning innovation activities and public support for SMEs in Europe.

We invite all interested actors to participate.


NEW publication: Smart Guide to cluster policy monitoring and evaluation

CSIL experts authored a new publication focused on how to monitor and evaluate policies and programmes set up to support the development of industrial clusters and the competitiveness of their firms. The Smart Guide is one of the tools of the European Observatory for Clusters and Industrial Change (EOCIC).


Survey on the value-added of EADs and ETAs

On behalf of EOTA, CSIL is carrying out a study on the added value of European Assessment Documents (EADs) and European Technical Assessments (ETAs). We invite all interested parties to participate in an online survey and forward the questionnaire to contacts who work in the construction sector.


European Cluster and Industrial Transformation Trends Report

As a partner of the European observatory for clusters and industrial change, CSIL prepared the European Cluster and Industrial Transformation Trends Report, just published by the European Commission.



Milan CBA Summer School

The 10th edition of the Milan Summer School on Cost-Benefit Analysis will be held in 2021.

We will share more details about the event and application process as soon as possible.


Despite the postponement, the organising committee keeps working on the next edition.
We remain committed to offering a unique learning opportunity.

Ex post evaluation of Major Projects

CSIL, together with Ramboll, completed the Ex post evaluation of environmental Major Projects 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.