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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

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.


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.



Milan CBA Summer School 2020

With respect to the ongoing global health crisis, as organisers of the Milan CBA Summer School, our priority is the health and wellbeing of our participants, lecturers, tutors, and staff.
We continue to work on our 2020 edition,
scheduled on 7-11 September at the University of Milan, and are exploring all available options to organise the safest edition of the Milan CBA Summer School.
The situation we are facing is changing rapidly, and we are closely following all advice and directions from local and national authorities.
We will communicate new information as soon as we are able, on the dedicated page.
We thank all those interested in attending the training for their patience and understanding.

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.