Enrico Wolleb

Amministratore unico e direttore

Director of Ismeri Europa. He has undertaken research on international and European policy issues, focusing on RTDI, structural and cohesion initiatives for more than 30 years. He has worked as a research fellow at the University of Cambridge and as an associate professor at the University of Paris 13 and more recently at the University of Hangzhou (China).He has co-ordinated a large number of evaluations of programmes and interventions funded by the EU. He contributed to the project on “methods for the analysis of regional innovation systems”, undertaken in France with Commission support and he recently directed a study on “Regional Innovation Systems in Latin America”, drawing out the policy lessons. He coordinated the technology assessment of the regional high tech network for Emilia Romagna as well as a technical assistance service at the Ministry of Economic Development which was aimed at identifying the most relevant technologies for developing a “sustainable industry” in Italy. Enrico is adviser to the European Commission (Dg Regio) with the task to supervise the Italian Operational Programmes (2013-2020) to evaluate their strategy and management. Currently, he is a member of the core team of Work Package 1 “Synthesis” of the ex post evaluation of Cohesion Policy programmes 2007-2013, focusing on the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cohesion Fund (CF)

Andrea Naldini

Dirigente area sviluppo regionale

Director of Policy Analysis and Evaluation at ISMERI and Secretary of the Italian Evaluation Association. He has carried out macroeconomic and statistical analysis on public sector, cohesion and structural policies for almost 20 years. His main fields of expertise are regional policy and public policy monitoring and evaluation. Over the last few years, he has co-ordinated more than 20 evaluations of Structural Fund interventions for the Italian Government and the European Commission and was involved in the ex post evaluation of Cohesion policy in the period 2000-2006. He was a leading member of the team which undertook the study on Distribution of Competences in relation to Regional Development Policies in EU Member States for DG Regional Policy and was part of the core team which coordinated the Expert Evaluation Network for DG Regional Policy. Adviser to the European Commission (Dg Regio) with the task to supervise the Italian Operational Programmes (2013-2020) to evaluate their strategy and management. Currently, he is a member of the core team of Work Package 1 “Synthesis” of the ex post evaluation of Cohesion Policy programmes 2007-2013, focusing on the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cohesion Fund (CF).

(2014 – 2016) EC/Dg Regio

Technical support to analyze the actions to improve the Italian capacity in managing and implementing ERDF proposed in the operational programs (2013-2020)

Ismeri supported the definition  of the  “Administrative Improvement Plans” (AIP); approved the final plan and assisted the administrations during the first stage of implementation of the AIPs in order to enhance the administrative capacity of Italian ERDF and EFS management . Ismeri provided DG Regio technical support and advice for the approval and monitoring of  the 28  AIP. The AIP model of intervention  consist of a set of improving actions and targets to simplify and make more efficient and less costly  the  delivery mechanisms by intervening on the legislation, procedures, personnel organization and common instrument.