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CSIL is looking for an Expert to work in the field of regional development, research and innovation policy, evaluation of public policies. More details


Summer School

The VI edition of Milan Summer School on: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment projects will be held on September 5-9, 2016. This year the structure has been completely revised to offer a more refined programme combining the need to provide an overview and introduction to principles and methods of CBA and, at the same time, to offer a more in-depth understanding of sectoral applications. For more information: Summer School

CSIL activities

EC CBA Guide

CSIL experts authored the Guide to Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment Projects.
The Guide is obligatory for all major projects submitted to ESIF 2014-2020. The updated Guide is available on INFOREGIO website. To read more on CSIL contribution

Cost/Benefit Analysis in the Research, Development and Innovation Sector

CSIL has concluded a three-year research project supported by a EIBURS grant of the European Investment Bank Institute. The project was carried out in collaboration with the Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods (DEMM) and the Departments of Physics of the University of Milan. The research topic was the Cost/Benefit Analysis in the Research, Development and Innovation Sector (for further details see A workshop was organized at DG Research to present final results. To read more see the full article

Award to CSIL for the best evaluation proposal of the EU Cohesion Policy

CSIL has been awarded for its best evaluation proposal - The ex-post evaluation of Major Projects financed in the Research, Development and Innovation Sector in the 2007-20013 programming period - by the Directorates-General for Regional and Urban Policy and Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission. The proposal was presented at the 7th European Evaluation Conference "The result orientation: Cohesion Policy at work", held  in Sofia on 16-17 June 2016.


CSIL experts at the ESA’s center for earth observation in Frascati (Rome)

CSIL expert - Laura Delponte (Partner of CSIL)  - and Marco Gianinetto (Milan Politecnico), were invited to present the findings of the study on the European space market uptake, which was commissioned by the ITRE Committee of the European Parliament.


CSIL expert at the Annual RSA (Regional Study Association) conference in Graz (Austria)

Laura Delponte (Partner of CSIL) joined the annual European conference of the Regional Study Association held in Graz from 3rd to 6th April. She presented a case study of the Rhone-Alpes region that was drawn from the Ex post evaluation of Cohesion Policy programmes 2007-2013, Work Package nine: Culture and Tourism. The presentation focused on the rationale for using ERDF fund to support culture and tourism.



World Furniture Outlook Seminar 2016

15th edition organized by CSIL, Centre for Industrial Studies

The workshop was held during the 55th Milan International Furniture Fairs Salone del Mobile.Milano on April 13, 2016 (h 11.00 - 13.00) at the Fiera Milano Rho Congress Centre, Meeting Room AQUARIUS

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Forecasts for the Furniture and furnishings Markets in 2016

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


A new publication Applied Welfare Economics: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Projects and Policies authored by Massimo Florio and published by Routledge is now available at for purchase.
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