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WHEN DOES THE SUMMER SCHOOL TAKE PLACE?

Annually in September. Dates for the 10th edition are 7-11 September 2020.

WHERE DOES IT TAKE PLACE?

The Summer School is held at Palazzo Greppi, in Via Sant'Antonio 12, 20122 – Milano.
See the Practical information page for more details.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

  • The fee for attending the full school is EUR 2,600. Early-bird fee (for applications from public institutions and universities): EUR 2,100.
  • When investing a full week is not feasible,
    1. It is possible to attend only the first three days, at a fee of EUR 2,500. Early-bird fee (for applications from public institutions and universities): EUR 1,950;
    2. It is possible to attend only the first three days, at a fee of EUR 1,950. Early-bird fee (for applications submitted by 30 April 2019): EUR 1,500;

For more information, see the Structure and content page.

See the How to apply page for details about the course fee, conditions for discount and cancellation policy.

EARLY BIRD FEES AND DISCOUNTS

Early bird fees are available for applications from public sector and universities.

  • A 10% discount is offered to institutions applying for more than one participant.
  • A 10% discount is offered to participants to previous editions of the school.
  • A 20% discount is offered to applicants working at European Institutions.
  • A 20% discount is offered to SBCA, RSA and EES members.

Please, note that conditions for discounts are not cumulative. Applicants can select only one condition for discount on the application form.

See the How to apply page for details about the course fee, conditions for discount and cancellation policy.

VAT

The fees indicated are net of VAT (22%). The payment of VAT will be checked case by case during the enrollment phase. Generally, VAT is not due if the payer – i.e. the invoice's addresses - to be specified in the application form - is VAT exempted (e.g. the European Commission) or has a VAT number (reversal charge applicable). 

See the How to apply page for details about the course fee, conditions for discount and cancellation policy.

WHAT DOES THE FEE INCLUDE?

The fee covers one lunch and two coffee breaks per day; one networking event scheduled on 9 September 2020; training materials, including reading materials; and a certificate of attendance.
Evening meals and accommodation are not included in the course fee.
See the How to apply page for details about the course fee, conditions for discount and cancellation policy.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO BE ADMITTED TO THE SCHOOL?

All applicants should have:

  • Basic knowledge of economics and/or social sciences.
  • Excellent knowledge of English.
  • Excellent knowledge of standard office tools, in particular Excel.

See the Course structure page for more information.

DO I NEED INSURANCE?

Participants are responsible for their own insurance during their stay in Milan.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

This school is typically oversubscribed. We recommend that you apply early.

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8 REASONS TO ATTEND THE
2020 CBA SUMMER SCHOOL

A well-established tool for supporting the decision-making process. The cost-benefit analysis has gained a lot of ground for the assessment of investments ‘desirability and sustainability’. In several countries, it is embedded in the national public investment system.

Prime competencies and expertise. Trainers are leading experts in cost-benefit analysis. The faculty includes academics and consultants boasting more than 20 years of experience in preparing and reviewing cost-benefit analyses.

Practice-oriented approach. You will attend face-to-face lectures but also hands-on workshops to practice CBA applications. You will be engaged in active participation at each stage of the course, including discussion of real-life cases with lecturers and representative of EU and national authorities.

Learning interactively and supported. A tutor will guide you since the first day of the course by providing continuous feedback and support during the hands-on workshops.

You get knowledge of CBA application at general, sectoral and country level. You will be introduced to the main principles and steps to carry out CBA, the typical benefits to consider by sector and the techniques used most frequently to evaluate them and country applications, learning about the variability of CBA principles and rules.

Networking and sharing of experiences. You will meet participants with different backgrounds (institutional, private sector, academia) from all over the world, bringing different experiences of CBA applications. At the end of each day, social/cultural events will foster informal networking.

Opt for the best solution for you. Adjust your attendance duration on the basis of your availability and interest. Four options are available: i) a full course (5 days); ii) 3 days (on general principles and methods of the CBA); iii) 4 days (including an additional day on sectoral applications); iv) a one day seminar to learn on CBA application in different institutional and policy settings.

Wide CBA community. You will become part of a vast community of more than 400 Alumni. This year, a unique event will celebrate the 10th edition of the CBA Summer School.


Suggested readings

cba guide
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Massimo Florio, Applied Welfare Economics. Cost-Benefit Analysis of projects and policies, Routledge, February 2014

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