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

Our contribution: careful analysis, global perspective, feasible projects

Policy Analysis and Formulation

Is the policy selected the best? Why has the policy succeeded or failed? How can the policy be improved? CSIL experts have gained a solid knowledge of the mechanisms and decision-making tools and are able to answer this type of questions.

CSIL experts review policy frameworks to help understand the coherence and soundness of public interventions. They offer many years of combined experience and track record in working with social and economic policies at EU and international levels, on behalf of European institutions (European Commission, European Parliament, European Investment Banks) and other international organisations (e.g. the OECD, African Development Bank, the Word Bank).

CSIL experts are deeply acquainted with the socio-economic context and governance setting at EU and Member State?s level. They work closely with public authorities helping them improve their responses to development challenges and develop efficient and sustainable policies. In this regard, they carry out detailed analyses of regional competitiveness potentials, and formulate recommendations to promote the growth potential of a specific region or sector of intervention. CSIL expertise encompasses different issues and sectors, including for instance:

  • Demographic change and gender;
  • Services of general interests
  • Regional development and integration
  • SMEs competitiveness
  • Entrepreneurship and innovating capacity
  • EU Digital Agenda
  • Performance-based delivery system for Cohesion Policy.


CSIL experts have acquired a wide knowledge of EU institutional framework and decision-making process by carrying out several studies specifically dealing with Cohesion Policy and Structural Funds interventions for different EU institutions.They have worked on projects for the European Commission, assisting in development of strategies and policies ? some of these projects required significant engagement with stakeholders. Some projects have contributed to the development of EU legislation or initiatives. Moreover, CSIL experts have informed the European Parliament about the options to implement some policies or on their impacts on social, economic and territorial cohesion.