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Assessing the governance of the Cohesion Policies for Research and Innovation

September 2015, 

Massimo Florio, Emanuela Sirtori and Julie Pellegrin from CSIL have recently been involved in a study on behalf of DG for Research and Innovation of the European Commission.

The objective of the study was to assess whether and under which conditions, one specific model of R&I governance, embodied under the form of regional / local development agencies, might provide a credible response to this potential trade-off and the risks it entails. Specifically, the study focused on the Apulia regional innovation system (Southern Italy) developed over the past nearly ten years.

The research paper was supported both by literature review and a set of interviews with regional stakeholders (more than ten). The outcome of this research is to feed into the debate currently taking place in the context of the work carried out by the high level advisory group “Innovation for Growth” set up by the European Commission in support of the Innovation Union objectives and the completion of the European Research Area.