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The IX edition of the Milan Summer School on Cost Benefit Analysis will be held from 9th to 13th September 2019.

summer school 2019

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CSIL is looking for Researchers

Deadline for application: 24 April 2019

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

EUROPEAN CLUSTER CONFERENCE 2019: Connecting Ecosystems: Bridge. Inspire. Change.

On 14-16 May, the European Commission’s DG GROW and the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU, with the European Observatory for Clusters and Industrial Change and the European Cluster Collaboration Platform, are organising the 2019 EUROPEAN CLUSTER CONFERENCE in Bucharest. 


The second newsletter of the RI-PATHS project is now available

Newsletter, Issue 2


"Bologna. A Sustainable Culture". New article for the European Investment Bank

CSIL experts authored an essay for the European Investment Bank titled "Bologna. A Sustainable Culture". The article provides an overview of the development of the Bologna metropolitan region in recent decades. 


Call to take part in the second round of RI-PATHS workshops

RI-PATHS project team kindly invites the RI community to express interest in joining the second round of participatory workshops on socio-economic impact assessment.


CSIL researchers contribute to a landmark CERN study on the Future Circular Collider (FCC)

A team of researchers led by Massimo Florio has contributed to the Future Circular Collider Study at CERN, potentially the most ambitious project in fundamental physics to date, with a total investment of approximately 24 billion euros throughout the various phases.



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


World Furniture Outlook Seminar 2019

17th edition organized by CSIL, Centre for Industrial Studies

The workshop was held during the 58th Milan International Furniture Fair Salone del Mobile.Milano on April 10, 2019 (h 11.00 - 12.30) at the Fiera Milano-Rho Congress Centre, Meeting Room AQUARIUS

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Forecasts for the Furniture and furnishings Markets in 2018

CSIL experts illustrated the main results of latest analysis and forecasts for Italy and the global furniture scenario, as well as prospects and opportunities on the most promising furniture markets. More info