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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

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - What is the role of “Evaluation” for Cohesion Policy?

CSIL is organising a special session at the 2020 RSA Annual Conference, together with the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

The session aims to move one step forward in addressing the role of evaluation ‘in’ and ‘for’ the EU Cohesion Policy and, in general, for urban and regional policies in the European context.

We welcome empirical and conceptual papers showing the influences of policy evaluation on decision-making, both in case of success or failure.


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.


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.



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.