Knowledge, innovation, entrepreneurship: the ingredients of economic development.

Our contribution: careful analysis, global perspective, feasible projects

News and Events

CSIL experts contributed to the RSA e-book on the EU Cohesion Policy

October 19th, 2016

CSIL experts have contributed to the e-book recently published by the Regional Studies Association - Dotti, N.F., (ed.), 2016. Learning from implementation and evaluation of the EU Cohesion Policy: Lessons from a research-policy dialogue -  by authoring the paper "Supporting SMEs innovation and growth: lessons learned from a theory-based impact evaluation".

CSIL joined the workshop on the EU R&I in Support of the Earth Observation Market

October 18th, 2016

CSIL was invited to join the workshop on the EU R&I in Support of the Earth Observation Market held in Brussels on 21-22 September 2016. CSIL expert - Laura Del Ponte - contributed with a discussion on public policy instruments for promoting the uptake of eo technologies in european markets.

CSIL experts joined the 12th EES Biennial Conference

October 18th, 2016

CSIL experts - Florio M., Sirtori, E. and Vignetti, S. -  joined the 12th EES Biennial Conference "Evaluation Futures in Europe and beyond. Connectivity, Innovation and Use", held in Maastricht on September 26th - 30th, 2016.

CSIL at the meeting of the Commitee on Development of the European Parliament

October 17th, 2016

CSIL expert - Laura del Ponte - was invited to join the meeting of the Commitee on Development of the European Parliament, held in Brussels on August 31st, 2016. During the meeting, Laura was asked to presented the final results of the STOA Panel project "ICT in developing world".

 

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

July 14th, 2016

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)

May 2nd, 2016

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)

May 2nd, 2016

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.

Massimo Florio key note speaker at the second Annual Meeting of the Future Circular Collider study

April 13th, 2016

Massimo Florio has been invited as key note speaker to the second Annual Meeting of the Future Circular Collider study, organised from 11-15 April 2016 in Rome as well as to the public event with CERN director general Fabiola Gianotti. He has presented the cost-benefit analysis model for the LHC and discussed the possible development of this model to take into account the impact of a potential Future Circular Collider.

Results of the ex-post evaluation of the ERDF support to SME innovation and development are now available

April 9th, 2016

CSIL has concluded the ex-post assessment of the effectiveness and overall impact of the ERDF in supporting SME innovation and development throughout the European Union over the 2007-2013 programming period. Results of this ex-post evaluation are now available on DG Regio website.

CSIL experts joined the IV EIB Institute’s Knowledge Programme meeting

March 18th, 2016

The meeting was held on 8 March 2016 in Luxembourg and was attended by representatives from 17 European universities and networks. CSIL experts were invited to present the final results of the three-year research project "Cost/Benefit Analysis in the Research, Development and Innovation Sector" supported by the EIBURS grant of the European Investment Bank Institute.

 

Willingness to Pay for Basic Research: A CV Experiment on the Large Hadron Collider

March 16th, 2016

CSIL experts have authored a new paper on the "Willingness to Pay for Basic Research: A Contingent Valuation Experiment on the Large Hadron Collider". The paper provides, for the first time, an empirical estimation of the willingness to pay for discoveries in basic research by the general public. It focus on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the largest particle accelerator worldwide, where in 2012 the Higgs boson was discovered.

Exploring Cost-Benefit Analysis of RDI

February 18th, 2016

The paper “Exploring Cost-Benefit Analysis of Research, Development and Innovation Infrastructures: An Evaluation Framework” authored by Florio, Forte, Pancotti, Sirtori, and Vignetti is now available. It presents the results and the lessons learned on how to apply ex-ante CBA for major RDI infrastructures gathered during a three-year research project supported by a EIBURS grant of the European Invest-ment Bank Institute.

Workshop on exploring the application of Cost-Benefit analysis to Research Infrastructures and major RDI projects

November 20th, 2015

The objective of the workshop was to present and discuss with experts the methodology developed in the framework of the research project "Cost/Benefit Analysis in the Research, Development and Innovation Sector" financed by the European Investment Bank Institute (EIB Institute) in the frame of its EIB University Research Sponsorship Programme (EIBURS).

CSIL intervention at the OECD Global Science Forum

November 19th, 2015

Massimo Florio (Honorary President of CSIL's Scientific Committee) was invited to join the OECD Global Science Forum Worskshop on "Methodologies and Tools for assessing Socio-Economic Impact of Research Infrastructures" held on November 3th, 2015 in Paris.

CSIL experts' intervention at the STOA Panel Meeting

November 3rd, 2015

CSIL experts were invited to join the STOA Panel Meeting on Science and Technology Options Assessment held in Strasbourg on October, 29th 2015. They presented the final results of the STOA Panel project "ICT in developing world".

Re-design of Intrastat: analysis of the cost-benefit and administrative burden reduction

September 25th, 2015

CSIL, in consortium with DevStat - Servicios de Consultoría Estadística S.L (Spain) and Panteia (NL), will support EUROSTAT in carrying out an analysis of  the cost-benefit and administrative burden reduction potential of options for re-design of Intrastat.

A study on Space Market Uptake in Europe: CSIL experts at work

September 24th, 2015

The objective of the study is to shed light on the potential applicability of data acquired from the EU satellite system in both the public and private sector, but especially on the reasons why such potential still remains largely underutilized.

Assessing the governance of the Cohesion Policies for Research and Innovation

September 20th, 2015

The outcome of this study 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.

Launch event of the updated Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) Guide.

July 9th, 2015

On July 2nd 2015, Davide Sartori and Massimo Florio were invited as speakers at the launch event of the updated Cost-Benefit Analysis Guide adopted by the European Commission for the 2014-2020 programming period.

CSIL experts present Cost-Benefit Analysis of the LHC to 2025 and beyond

June 15th, 2015

Massimo Florio presented “Cost-Benefit Analysis of the LHC to 2025 and beyond: Was it Worth it?” at CERN Colloquium.The presentation took place on 11th June 2015 from to

CSIL experts authored the Guide to Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment Projects

December 22nd, 2014

The updated Guide to Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment Projects for Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 is available on INFOREGIO website. The Guide has been prepared by the Commission with the support of CSIL experts and JASPER. 

CSIL training on railway investments, 15-17 October in Warsaw

October 20th, 2014

CSIL has organized a seminar on cost-benefit analysis of railway investments for PKP POLSKIE LINIE KOLEJOWE S.A. It focused on the rail investment sector, while discussing the new orientations of the Cohesion Policy 2014-2020.

CSIL expands its offer of services to firms through a commercial partnership with ARCHE’

October 13th, 2014

CSIL thanks to its cooperation with ARCHE’ can now offer its clients assistance in the areas of mergers & acquisitions; appraisals of businesses, assets and corporations; business reorganisation processes; fund raising projects

CSIL intervention during the OPEN DAYS 2014

October 10th, 2014

CSIL was invited to join the workshop on "a place-based approach for areas far away from basic services", jointly organised by the Commission and the Italian presidency of the Council. CSIL presented evidence collected within the framework of a recent study.

Ex-Post evaluation of ERDF and Cohesion Fund Interventions: CSIL contribution

October 1st, 2014

CSIL is contributing to the comprehensive programme of ex post evaluations of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cohesion Fund (CF) interventions financed over the 2007-2013 programming period.

A study on the “EU industrial policy”: CSIL experts at work

September 26th, 2014

CSIL experts, in partnership with Economisti Associati and CASE, have  been awarded a contract by the European Parliament for a study on ‘EU industrial policy: Assessment of recent developments and recommendations for future policies’.

CSIL experts at the XIII Milan European Economy Workshop

June 11th, 2014

CSIL experts joined the XIII Milan European Economy Workshop organised by the University of Milan on June 12 and 13, 2014. The workshop discussed the preliminary results of the project “Cost/benefit Analysis in the Research, Development and Innovation Sector”, funded by the European Investment Bank Institute.

CSIL experts will carry out a study to determine flat-rate revenue percentages

June 10th, 2014

The European Commission, Directorate-General Regional and Urban Policy,  has awarded CSIL - in association with T33 - for a service contract to determine flat-rate revenue percentages for the sectors or subsectors within the fields of ICT, research, development and innovation and energy efficiency to apply to net revenue generating operations co-financed by the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) in 2014-2020.

Second visit of CSIL experts to CERN

March 31st, 2014

CSIL experts visited the CERN in March 2014 for carrying out a second round of interviews with selected stakeholders related to the Large Hydron Collider (LHC).

CSIL experts realise a study on Territorial Agenda 2020

March 31st, 2014

The European Commission has selected CSIL in order to realise a study on ‘Territorial Agenda 2020 put in practice – enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of Cohesion Policy by a place-based approach’.

World Furniture Outlook Seminar 2014

March 28th, 2014

The World Furniture Outlook 2014 Seminar organized by CSIL will take place in Milan on April 10th, during the 53rd Milan International Furniture Fair iSaloni.

Applied Welfare Economics book now available - CSIL's contribution to recent Routledge's publication

February 20th, 2014

CSIL experts contributed to the recent publication Applied Welfare Economics: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Projects and Policies authored by Massimo Florio and published by Routledge

150 Smart&Fast cities: forecasting furniture demand to 2020

February 10th, 2014

Which are the most interesting cities of the future for companies serving the furniture and furnishing market? CSIL tried to answer to this question with a new research titled 150 smart&fast cities: forecasting furniture demand to 2020

Update of the Guide to Cost Benefit Analysis of EU Investment Projects

January 2nd, 2014

CSIL experts are currently updating the Guide to Cost Benefit Analysis of EU Investment Projects, on behalf of the European Commission, Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy.

CSIL experts visit CNAO

December 20th, 2013

CSIL experts visited the National Hadrontherapy Centre for Cancer Treatment (CNAO) in Pavia (IT), which is one of the two case studies been selected in the framework of the research project "CBA in the Research, Development and Innovation Sector".

Forecasts for the Furniture Markets in Italy and Worldwide. 2013 Seminar

November 30th, 2013

Since 1983 the Forecast Seminar for the Furnishing Markets in Italy and Worldwide has been CSIL's traditional end-of-the-year meeting for leading sector players and operators, representatives of institutions and trade associations, press, economists and researchers and also a not-to-be-missed opportunity to analyse trends and projects for the furniture sector in Italy and in the global market, with selected testimonials discussing on the breaking focus themes.

CSIL experts develop a CBA guide for Lithuania

November 25th, 2013

In April 2014 CSIL, Milan and BGI, Vilnius, will complete the development of a cost-benefit analysis methodology to assess the social-economic impact of public investment projects

Training to World Bank 's officials on the use of CBA

November 1st, 2013

On October 2013 CSIL has been awarded a consultancy service by the World Bank aimed at promoting the adoption of Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) for evaluating public investments projects and improve investment decision making in Ghana

CSIL experts visit the CERN

October 1st, 2013

On 23th-25th September 2013, CSIL experts visited the CERN to carry out a number of interviews related to the Large Hydron Collider, the case study selected in the framework of the research project Cost Benefit Analysis financed by the European Investment Bank.

CSIL supports EUROSTAT in its evaluation activities

September 15th, 2013

CSIL has recently supported Eurostat in carrying out the ex-post evaluation of the effectiveness of the Community Statistical Programme 2008-2012. Evaluation activities were carried out in close partnership with the B1 Unit "Quality; methodology and research" at Eurostat.

CSIL experts join the 53rd European Regional Science Association

September 1st, 2013

CSIL experts joined the 53rd European Regional Science Association congress held in Palermo on 27th-31st August 2013.