Silvia Vignetti started at CSIL in 1999 as a research fellow. She became a member of the Board of Directors in 2007.
She supports public decision-making in designing and evaluating policies, programmes, and projects and specialises in carrying out socio-economic impact assessment and feasibility studies. Her main fields of expertise include regional development and EU Cohesion Policy, SMEs competitiveness, and research and innovation policies. She gained extensive experience with EU policies by contributing to studies and technical assistance projects for the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Investment Bank, national governments, and decentralised agencies.
She is a qualified manager of large scale, international, and EU-wide projects, ensuring project delivery, quality control, client orientation, and conflict resolution experience. She is an experienced public speaker with excellent communication skills and is often invited to speak at international conferences and seminars.
Silvia graduated in Economics and Social Sciences from Bocconi University in Milan.