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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. More details will be available soon.

Work with US

CSIL is looking for Researchers on:
»  Regional Development and Cohesion Policy,
»  Industrial, Research and Innovation Policy
and an Intern in the
»  Development and Evaluation Studies unit

Deadline for application: 15 October 2018

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

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 an investment cost of around 15 billion Euro. 


RI-PATHS’ participatory workshops 

Partners of the RI-PATHS project are holding participatory workshops to involve research infrastructure stakeholder community to take part in the refinement and substantiation of the socio-economic impact assessment model.


CSIL’s researchers at the 13th EES Biennial Conference

In Thessaloniki, CSIL’s researchers attended the 13th Conference of the European Evaluation Society, themed on "Evaluation for more resilient societies". 


Digital Agenda and Cohesion Policy

CSIL experts authored a research for the European Parliament on Digital Agenda and Cohesion Policy. The publication provides a critical analysis of the contribution of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) to the Digital Agenda for Europe and the Digital Single Market (DAE/DSM). The study is available on the European Parliament's website.


Teaching Benefit-Cost Analysis: new book by Scott Farrow

CSIL experts contributed to the book "Teaching Benefit-Cost Analysis" by Scott Farrow (Elgar, 2018), published today.



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 2018

16th edition organized by CSIL, Centre for Industrial Studies

The workshop will be held during the 56th Milan International Furniture Fairs Salone del Mobile.Milano on April 18, 2018 (h 11.00 - 12.30) at the Fiera Milano Rho Congress Centre, Meeting Room AQUARIUS

More info


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