(2014 – 2015) EC/Dg Research

Analysis of the role and engagement of universities with regard to participation in the framework programmes

analysis of the participation of universities in the context of the framework programmes of research and technological development (FP4-FP7) in terms of motivation, partnerships created and scientific output. The analysis also investigates reasons for rejection and paths of non-successful proposals. A mix of methods is used, including: statistical analysis of combined databases, social network analysis, case studies and interviews. The study aims at providing an input to the ex post evaluation of the 7th Framework Programme

Marco Pompili

Senior policy analyst

Economist with a Master’s degree in local development, has extensive experience in evaluating Operational Programmes and public policies. He has a detailed knowledge of EU monitoring data and of qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods. He has worked in a number of studies of Structural Fund programmes. At a national level he worked on evaluation of the ESF in Lombardy in the 2007-2013 period; as part of this study he designed and carried out a counterfactual impact evaluation of training schemes. He coordinated the interim evaluation of the Tuscany ERDF OP in 2007-2013 and the evaluation of F3 Action in the field of early school leavers. He is coordinating the evaluation of the ERDF-ESF-EAFRD programmes for the Friuli Venezia Giulia region. At a international level he has carried out the Work Package 13 – Geography of expenditure  – and the Work Package 1 – Synthesis -, as part of the ex post evaluation of Cohesion Policy programmes 2007-2013. He is involved in the team of the Helpdesk project for DG Regio and he is member of the core team of the Pilot and feasibility study on the sustainability and effectiveness of results for ESF participants using CIEs, for the European Commission, DG Employment.

(2014 – 2016) Italian Ministry of Universities and Research

Support and evaluation of the Action 3 “Countering the school drop-out” of the Action and Cohesion Plan (PAC)

Evaluation of the Action 3, envisaged within the Action and Cohesion plan (PAC) and aimed at reducing the educational failure and the school drop-out in the regions of the Convergence Objective. Action 3 aims at developing models of educational and training actions from the pre-schooling period and the first cycle until the entry into the labour market, in areas characterized by a high school drop-out and by social and cultural exclusion. The project develops a transversal analysis of the interventions, an assessment of their effectiveness and develops a model of these interventions likely to be replicated during the next programming period.

(2014) – Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy

Ex ante evaluation of the National Operational Programme “Inclusion” ESF relating to the programming period 2014 – 2020

Ex ante evaluation of the Operational Programme National Inclusion ESF relating to the programming period 2014 – 2020; The main activities were: analysis of internal and external coherence of the program, analysis of the logical framework, development of program indicators and targets intermediate and final analysis of the adequacy of the organizational and the measures envisaged to reduce the administrative workload.

(2014 – 2016) EC/Dg Regio

Ex post evaluation of Cohesion Policy programmes 2007-2013, focusing on the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cohesion Fund (CF) – Work Package One: Synthesis report

The evaluation summarized the work packages of the ‘ex post’ evaluation of the ERDF and CF in the 2007–2013 programming period, support Commission services in the organisation, coordination and quality assurance of all the work packages of the ‘ex post’ evaluation and carry out additional analysis. Economic data for 28 countries and for NUTS2 regions were analysed. Financial data were analysed in terms of decided amounts, paid amounts and de-commitments. Core indicators were analysed as well.

(2014 – 2015) Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Ex ante Evaluation and Strategic Environmental Assessment of the OP European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) 2014 – 2020

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The Ex ante Evaluation of the OP EMFF assesses the completeness of the analysis, the internal consistency of the OP, the selected thematic objectives, the priorities, and the relevance of the OP indicators. The Strategic Environmental Assessment defines the possible environmental impacts of the OP on the marine and terrestrial ecosystems affected by fishery and aquaculture activities. Special attention is paid for the potential negative impacts on the Nature 2000 Network, on the marine protected areas and on the wetlands.  For these categories, is devoted a “Study of environmental incidence“, that is an integral part of the Environmental Report. In addition, is analyzed the integration inside the OP of biodiversity and climate change’s themes.

(2014 – 2016) Dg Clima

Mainstreaming Climate Change into CSF-Funds 2014-2020

Mitigation and adaptation to climate change are on top of the UE agenda and Member States are asked to contribute to the Climate Action by developing their policies accordingly. Ismeri Europa is in charge of evaluating if and how climate relevant strategies are integrated among all Italian national and regional 2014-2020 ESIF programmes (ESF, ERDF, EAFRD and EMFF); the task is part of an European wide project commissioned by DG Clima and involving all Member States, in order to support the adoption process of all operational programmes for the 2014-2020 programming period.

(2013 – 2014) Friuli Venezia Giulia Region

Evaluation of regional policies on energy and climate change

The evaluation focuses on identifying the regional demand and production of energy, highlighting the successful practices and the limits of the regional policies implemented the last decade. The work aimed at providing useful advices for the recent regional energy strategic plan and for the 2014-2020 programming period. The evaluation was supported by specific analysis enabling the comparison of Friuli Venezia Giulia’s performances with bordering areas, in order to identify and understand different strategic choices and consequent results. Furthermore a survey of the regional renewable energy businesses has been included which allowed i.a. the definition of the main burdens and potentialities for its development.

(2014 – 2015) EC/Dg Employment

Ex-post evaluation of ESF investments in human capital in Italy in the 2007-2013 programming period.

The evaluation focuses on the interventions aimed at improving the educational and training system, promoting the access to the labour market and supporting the professional training of workers and unemployed people. Five ESF OPs are analyzed in depth: the National OP “Competence for Development”, the Apulia ROP and Sicily ROP for the Convergence area, the Tuscany ROP and the Piedmont ROP for the Competitiveness area.

(2013 – 2015) Basilicata Region

Technical Assistance to the Social and Economic Parts

Technical assistance aimed at promoting the ability of economic and social partners to interact with the authorities responsible for the Regional Operational Programme ESF Basilicata. The project has defined the procedures for consultation between stakeholders and supports the partnership relations through the implementation of preparatory documents, handbook on the functioning of Cohesion policy and the management of the ESF, and meetings.

(2010 – 2015) Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy

Independent evaluation of projects implemented by the ESF NOP 2007-2013”

The ESF NOP 2007-2013 supports systems and structures of the labour market and is managed by the Italian Ministry for Labour and Social policies. As part of the on-going multiannual programme evaluation, Ismeri carries out: an analysis of the efficiency of the management systems, an analysis of national reforms and their implication for the NOP’s strategy, an assessment of the results of interventions and their effects on the functioning of systems and structures; finally, the evaluation team identifies best practices among the carried out initiatives. Three thematic evaluations (immigrants, young people, institutional capacity) and two annual reports have been completed so far. The project activities require applying monitoring/evaluation methodologies, synthesis and analysis of results of the field research and surveys used to collect data and information, as well as elements of quality control and consistency of reporting to ensure that research outputs meet the required standards. As for institutional capacity, a second thematic evaluation is being carried and its aim is to identify lessons to improve the governance in 2014-2020 period.

(2009 – 2014) EC/Dg Employment

Establishment of a European Job Mobility Partnership

The project has established an EU network of academics and practitioners on workers’ professional and geographical mobility to analyse new patterns of mobility and corresponding national policy developments in the context of the EES and post 2010. The network provides scientific background and support in the field of mobility and provides support to mobilising stakeholders by organising national and thematic workshops and an annual conference. A strong methodological work and the application of monitoring/evaluation methodologies are key project activities, especially in relation to the preparation of thematic reports. Synthesis and analysis of results of the work carried out by experts (case studies, annual reports etc.), quality control and consistency of reporting across the EU are also key elements of the assignment.

(2009 – 2012) Lombardy Region

Independent evaluation of the 2007–13 ESF OP of Lombardy Region

The Lombardy ESF ROP mid-term evaluation aims at identifying the results and impacts of the programme and hence at verifying its effectiveness and the efficiency. The evaluation has required a relevant methodological work, including synthesis and analysis of results and the design and application of advanced evaluation methodologies. Desk analysis of administrative documentation,  definition of questionnaires,  surveys to people and counterfactual evaluation of impact of Dowry (training voucher) have been carried out. The employment and empowerment impacts of an individual voucher, which finances a mix of training and other employment services, was assessed through a counterfactual econometric analysis.   An integrated database, building on administrative data and data from a specific survey, has been used in the econometric exercise.  The evaluation also requires quality assurance and control of the coherence of reports prepared by the partners.

(2014) Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage

Ex ante evaluation of the NOP Culture and Development 2014-2020

Ex-ante evaluation of the National Operational Program 2014-2020 whose main activities have been: analysis of internal and external coherence of the program, support the review of the structure of the program, analysis of the logical framework, development of intermediate and final program indicators and targets. Analysis of adequacy of organizational structures and of measures foreseen to reduce the administrative burden.

(2002 – 2007) Italian Ministry of Labour

Evaluation CIP EQUAL 2000/2006

The principal aim of the evaluation was the financial progress and management of the programme; the results and initial impact, within the four axes of the program (adaptability, employability, entrepreneurship, equal opportunity), the soundness of the rationale underpinning the programme, partnership, active participation and gender “mainstreaming”  were analysed in depth. In comparison to traditional structural funds evaluations, innovative instruments (evaluation conference, cognitive tools and participative approaches) were used.

(2014 – 2015) Emilia Romagna Region

Technology assessment of the regional innovation network in Emilia-Romagna, II PHASE

Comparative assessment of the technological and economic results of the industrial research laboratories financed by the regional research programme; evaluation of their capacity to carry out industrial research activities and technology transfer to local enterprises; analysis of the sustainability of each laboratory; assessment of the technological potential and of the competitive positioning of the laboratories at the European level; identification of key constraints for the competitiveness of the laboratories and formulation of recommendations for overcoming obstacles; assistance to the Region in the definition of research support measure in relation to the ERDF Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020.

(2013 – 2014) Italian Ministry of Economic Development

Technical assistance to design support schemes for business RTD aiming at developing a “sustainable industry”

ISMERI provided technical assistance to support designing a national call for tenders for business research and innovation projects. The focus was on “sustainable industry” and, in line with EU2020, the financed projects should aim at promoting an intelligent, sustainable and inclusive growth. We used our data on FP7 participation to identify the most important key technologies which are relevant for the agreed definition of “sustainable industry”, and to estimate the potential demand for the business sector. Based on this information, some focus groups involving sectorial experts, policy makers and firms were organised to discuss and shortlist the most promising investment priorities. Differently from the past and similar support initiatives, the policy maker started from a knowledge base of key technology fields and catalysed the stakeholders’ discussion on those.

(2012 – 2013) Italian Ministry of Universities and Research

Evaluation of the impacts of the measures for human capital development on business innovation capacity

The project, implemented on the basis of the National Operative Programme (NOP) Industry and the NOP Research 2000-2006, in Convergence regions includes qualitative and quantitative analysis, questionnaire design and an online survey of the beneficiary firms. The analysis is based organizing and carrying out field work and direct interviews of 600 enterprises, case studies and focus groups.

(2010 – 2013) Emilia Romagna Region

Technology assessment of the regional innovation network in Emilia-Romagna

The Technology Assessment project consists in: mapping the regional innovation system with a special focus on the high-tech network of labs and the associated actors (firms and university depts.); carrying out a benchmarking of the network in relation to European best practices, which aims at assessing the appropriateness of the technological roadmaps followed by the regional actors; identifying strategic and operational directions to support the improvement of the organisational arrangements which characterise the functioning of the network. The regional mapping and benchmarking requires extensive methodological work, in particular monitoring and evaluation tools as well as the preparation of analytical templates for the analysis and benchmarking of technology platforms. The analysis carried out also entails elements of quality control and consistency of reporting  across sectors.   As part of the analytical work, databases of key performance indicators are set up and managed. The final task of the project (action plan) requires developing guidance material since the team supports the region in preparing a plan for the future development of the network. All the above activities require a capacity to ensure backstopping in short notice to the Client.

(2011 – 2013) EC/Dg Regio

EU-Latin America cooperation on Regional Innovation Systems in the framework of EU Regional Policy

The project consists in the design and provision of training and tutoring services to support preparation and implementation of regional strategy of innovation and to support the development of services for the inclusion of SMEs in the innovation system. The cooperation involves the EC, Emilia-Romagna region (Italy), Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany), and two regions where the EC provides external assistance: the State of St. Catarina (Brazil) and the Province of Cordoba (Argentina). The project’s activities include: a series of workshops in LA, study visits in Europe and tutoring in both Argentina and Brazil. The preparation and delivery of the training requires a methodological work which includes also a specific module on policy monitoring and evaluation. The projects final outputs include a set of guidelines/manuals on how to prepare and implement a regional strategy of innovation as well as guidelines for managing innovative services for SMEs. This includes elements of quality assurance as well.

(2010 – 2014) EC/Dg Enterprise

Regional Innovation Monitor (I – II Phase)

The Regional Innovation Monitor (RIM) aims to become a reference EU framework, supporting national, regional and local administration policy-makers, regional administrators, innovation programme managers, other innovation actors and researchers in the EU in the development of more efficient regional innovation strategies. The project consists of collecting quali-quantitative information on the RTDI performance of European regions, analysing and publishing it on a Commission Web repository. The first phase entailed the production of: baseline regional profiles across the EU27, regional policy papers concerning innovation performance and challenges, governance, regional policy mix.

(2009 – 2011) EC/Dg Regio

Regional innovation systems in Latin America

The project consisted in selecting two South American regions on the basis of the research and innovation features, analysing their innovation systems and set the basis for establishing research cooperation initiatives with European regions. The team designed and applied a methodology for analysing in detail the functioning and performance of the systems. Two case studies were drafted on the State of St. Catarina (Brazil) and on the Province of Cordoba (Argentina). The analysis provided an detailed mapping of the regional innovation actors (businesses and research centres, firms and clusters, public knowledge and technology intermediaries, national and regional policy makers etc.), their local and international linkages. Desk research and interviews with key stakeholders were carried out to collect data and key performance indicators of the functioning of the systems and identify directions for future cooperation with the EU.

(2005 – 2006) EC/Dg Regio

Strategic evaluation on innovation and the knowledge based economy, in relation to the structural and cohesion funds 2007-13

The project involved the drafting of 27 national reports (EU25 + Bulgaria and Romania) and the preparation of a EU27 synthesis report concerning: innovation potential in Europe; national and regional RTDI policy trends; the impact of Community support on knowledge and innovation policy across European regions; the promotion of good practices in innovation policy. The main goal of the study was to provide a set of strategic and operational recommendations to be used by DG Regional Policy geographical units in preparing the negotiations with the Member States for the period 2007-2013 and to prepare the next operational programmes.

(2006 – 2007) Italian Ministry of Universities and Research

Impact assessment of the industrial research projects co-financed by NOP Research 2000-2006

This assignment follows the mid-term evaluation of the NOP Research and aims at shedding light on the actual impacts that the aid schemes for industrial research are likely to have produced some years after the projects’ conclusion. Data have been collected by means of an online questionnaire and analysed statistically. The focus was on creation of stable relationships with other firms and research centres, patenting, types of innovation and marketability of  technical solutions, assessment of the actual profitability or cost effectiveness of the projects, considering the amount of public resources spent. Final recommendations focused on how to improve future added value of intervention.

(2002 – 2005) – Italian Ministry of Universities and Research

Mid-term evaluation of the “NOP Research” 2000-06

The objective of this project was the evaluation of the programme and the development of recommendations on possible modifications and adjustments. This project included the evaluation of almost 1000 projects (3.200 Meuro) of excellence training and industrial research in high tech applications. This activity required the assessment of specialized training carried out by universities in specific scientific areas and of its coherence with the particular needs of firms. This, in turn, involved field research of almost 300 projects of industrial research to analyze their impact on firms’ competitiveness. A set of 30 quantitative performance indicators was collected and analyzed to highlight the impact of the project at different levels: human resources, field patents, type of innovation (product or process), impact of the market position of the firms etc.

(2013 – 2016) Tuscany Region

On going evaluation of the Regional Operational Programme (European Regional Development Fund – Regional Competitiveness and Employment objective) 2007-2003

Evaluation activities aimed at supporting monitoring activities and to verify the achievement of the strategic objectives of the Operational Programme of Tuscany Region (Regional Competitiveness and Employment objective) 2007-2013. Besides five monitoring reports of the programme, five thematic evaluations are envisaged (R&D, Energy, Mountain areas, Managing of the program, Urban Development). The evaluations will use both quantitative (counterfactual) and qualitative methodologies (case studies and theory based approach).

(2010 – 2012) Presidency of Italian Council of Ministers

Ex Post Evaluation of a National Programme Aiming at the Empowerment of the Public Administration in Convergence Regions”

Evaluation, quality monitoring, dissemination of results achieved through actions implemented under the Empowerment Programme, with the aim of maximising awareness in terms of integration, institutional capacity, communication and sharing of initiatives carried out in the light of the activities of the Ministry of Civil Service Reform (DFP) in the framework of the EU 2007-2013 programming period and the recent reform of the public administration.

(2009 – 2014) EC/Dg Regio

Expert Evaluation Network delivering Policy Analysis

The Expert Evaluation Network has been established by  DG Regio to deliver policy analysis on the performance of Cohesion Policy 2007-2013. As part of the “EvalNet” contract, Ismeri and their partners has coordinated a team of experts covering the entire EU27. Each year the network produces 27 country policy papers on selected themes (innovation policy and strategy, energy efficiency, financial engineering, jobs created), 27 country reports on achievements of Cohesion Policy, 2 EU Synthesis reports and an analysis of best practices in evaluation. This entails developing guidance material since reports are drafted in a way that they can be used as a tool in negotiating mandates 2014; indeed, they also focus on special aspects/issues suggested by the Geographical Units in order to support the negotiation process. As part of the project coordination, Ismeri provides quality-assurance and carries out monitoring and evaluation activities. This include synthesis and analysis of results, quality control (both regarding contents and language) of national contributions and consistency of reporting. An extensive methodological work is carried out in relation to: the preparation of the analytical templates for reporting and the selection of best practices in evaluation. In this respect, a specific task (task 4) on reviewing evaluation methodologies was carried out. All the 27 Member States and regions ERDF evaluations have been revised, classifying them and discussing in a methodological panels of experts, to develop guidelines and also train officials responsible of evaluation, especially in New Member States in order to improve their practices. In supporting the preparation of country reports, the coordinating team manages databases of regional development indicators and of financial data concerning EU funds support. All the above activities require a capacity to ensure backstopping in short notice to the Client. Finally the organisation of two meetings of the expert panel each year is expected

(2008 – 2009) EC/Dg Regio

Regional challenges in the perspective of 2020 Regional disparities and future challenges

The study focused on the capacity of European regions to adapt their productive and social structure to the new international challenges and modifications in the international markets. This process was directly connected to the debate of the new cohesion policy after 2013, Europe 2020 and the capacity of single countries and the EU to support new development models. In this study Ismeri was responsible for drafting concept papers and organising seminars with officials from the EC, World Bank, the Bartelsmann Foundation and sectoral experts on the main challenges (globalisation, climate change, demographic change, new social risks, energy) affecting European territories in the upcoming years. In this project, Ismeri utilised an econometric model of the world economy to estimate the effects of globalisation on European and neighbourhood economies in 2020 and build up alternative scenarios for European regions.

(2008 – 2009) EC/Dg Regio

Distribution of Competences in relation to Regional Development Policies in the Member States of the European Union

The study aimed at examining the interconnections between devolution trends in different Member States and the financial capacity that was granted to the local and regional authorities to exercise their new powers, with a particular focus on development policy. This analysis highlighted the actual extent of power-sharing among tiers of government concerning public expenditure for development and the relevance of EU Cohesion Support across spending categories and policy areas. In this project Ismeri has carried out data collection and analysis of the regional development spending of the different administrative levels. The analysis required the use of many statistical classifications (ESA95, COFOG, additionality definitions) and statistic and econometric estimation methods.

(2007 – 2010) EC/Dg Regio

Ex-post evaluation of cohesion policy programmes 2000-2006 co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (Objectives 1 and 2) – WP1: Coordination, Analysis and synthesis

This study was one of the 11 work packages (WPs) of the ex post evaluation of the impact of the Structural Funds in Objective 1 and Objective 2 regions on economic and social cohesion. The overall aim has been to coordinate the various studies being undertaken to assess the effect of Cohesion Policy over the period 2000-06. The ex post evaluation produced macroeconomic and regional development analysis, assembling and processing financial implementation data, as well as theoretical and international organisations recommendations. The team supervised thematic evaluations and econometric analyses of the other work packages, provide a taxonomy of Objective 2 programmes and regions. All these activities required a strong methodological work as well as quality assurance including synthesis and analysis of results, consistency of reporting etc.  The assignment has produced original insights on regional convergence and territorial effects of Cohesion Policy in objective 2 regions. In addition, it has revised macroeconomic impacts estimated with econometric models. An extensive work on databases was carried during the analysis and an essential background information on implementation of Cohesion Policy was provided to the Commission, hence the outputs had a strong guidance role for the successive development of the policy.  Finally, in supporting the preparation of country reports, the coordinating team manages databases of regional development indicators and of financial data concerning EU funds support. All the above activities require the capacity to ensure backstopping in short notice was also a fundamental requirement.

(2005 – 2008) Italian Finance and Economy Ministry

Technical Assistance to the economic and social parties engaged into the implementation and the audit processes of the OP within the 2000-2006 Community Support Framework for Objective 1 Regions (QCS) 2000-2006

The project aimed at improving the organization of the  social dialogue between the socio-economic Parties and MAs of operational programs.  In particular, we provided and promoted an organizational model to organize the partnership process between the public institutions, central and local, and the other social and economic partners.  Such an organizational model was conceived and discussed with all partners and was finally approved and utilized.  The organizational model defined all the procedural steps  for assuring  consultation and cooperation in the different phases of the management of the OP’s from the conception of the strategy to its implementation, management, evaluation etc.   Other activities carried out within the project included (seminars on the model partnership, the status of partnerships) and numerous meetings and workshops on a large range of issues (development and labour policy, capacity building, institutional arrangements, etc.). The project has allowed Ismeri Europe to address the organizational problems of the different regional situations and to investigate the management mechanisms, the human resources allocation, the procedures characterizing each institution involved in the Operational Programs management.

(2006 – 2007) Abruzzo Region

Ex-Ante Evaluation of the Abruzzi ERDF 2007-2013 Operative Programme

This evaluation assists the process of regional programming, in an effort to increase programme coherence and effectiveness. Various methodologies are used: desk analysis, interviews, participation at events and assistance to the regional Nucleus of evaluation

Carlo Miccadei

Senior policy analyst

Expert in evaluation and technical assistance within European programmes. He has carried out the CIP Equal (Italy) mid term evaluation with tasks of field research, data elaboration and reporting. He has held training course on labour and social policies within Technical Assistance to Social Partners of Community Support Framework. Recently, he has carried out analysis on labour policies in Basilicata Region during the period 2000-06, he has carried out the ESF 2000-2006 ex Post Evaluation of interventions on Systems and Structures for the European Commission (Dg Employment). Currently he is coordinating the evaluation of projects implemented by the ESF NOP 2007-2013” for the Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy.

Andrea Ciffolilli

Senior policy analyst

Doctorate in Economics from the University of Ancona and a MSc in Technology and Innovation Management from SPRU (Sussex University). Andrea was a member of the core team of the Expert Evaluation Network delivering policy analysis on the performance of Cohesion policy in 2007-2013. He has carried out projects for DG Regional Policy on ‘Regional challenges in the perspective of 2020’, ‘Growth factors in the outermost regions of the EU’, ‘The distribution of competences in relation to regional development policies in the Member States of the EU’ and ‘Regional innovation systems in Latin America’. He had a leading role in carrying out Work Package 13 – Geography of expenditure – as part of the Ex post evaluation of Cohesion policy programmes 2007-2013.  Andrea also worked at the Synthesis of the ex-post evaluation of Cohesion policy 2007-2013. For DG Research and Innovation, he has coordinated an analysis of the ‘Role and engagement of universities with regard to participation in the Framework Programmes for research and technology development’. More recently, he coordinated a study on the “Support of European Social and Investment Funds to the implementation of the Country Specific Recommendations and to structural reforms in Member States”. At national and regional level, he has worked on a number of ex ante, mid-term and ex post evaluations of Operational Programmes, with a particular focus on research and innovation initiatives. For instance he has carried out a mid-term review of the Smart Specialisation Strategy in Tuscany and cooperated in S3 peer reviews with the JRC. For the Ministry of Research, he carried out an ex ante evaluation of the OP Research and competitiveness 2007-2013 and an ex post evaluation of the OP RTD in 2000-2006.

Luca Rossi

Policy analyst

Expert in evaluation and analysis of research and innovation policy as well as environmental and energy policy programmes, he has worked on a number of ex-ante, mid-term and ex-post evaluations of operational programmes, in particular the “mid-term evaluation of the National Operative Programme (NOP) on “Scientific Research, Technological Development and Higher Education” for Objective 1 Regions (Italian Ministry for Education and Research) and the “Mid-term evaluation of “PIA Innovation” (Integrated aid schemes for innovation), as part of the evaluation of the National Operational Programme for Local Entrepreneurship Development (Italian Ministry for Economic Development). He participated in the “Strategic Evaluation on Innovation and the Knowledge Based Economy, in relation to the Structural and Cohesion Funds, for the programming period 2007-13” (DG REGIO) and in the Strategic Environmental Assessment of the National Programme “Research and Competitiveness” for the Allocation of the Fund for Under-utilised Areas (PAN FAS) for the Italian Ministry of University and Research and the Ministry of Economic Development. He is policy analyst in the framework of the project “Mainstreaming Climate Change into CSF-Funds 2014-2020 by dg Clima . At national level, he is coordinating the technology assessment of the high-tech network of industrial research labs financed by the Emilia-Romagna Region

Lucia Fiorillo

Policy analyst

Lucia holds a MA in Political Science and an advanced qualification diploma in the field of quantitative and qualitative social research. In Ismeri Europa she works on public policies related to education and labour market. Lucia has been previously involved in the DG REGIO ex-post evaluation of Cohesion Policy 2007-2013. For the DG Employment, she worked on the ESF 2007-2013 ex-post evaluation on investment in human capital. At present, she is carrying out the evaluation of interventions aimed at tackle early school leaving for the Ministry of Education.

Marilina Armento

Responsabile amministrazione

Analista contabile, Responsabile della direzione amministrazione, finanza, controllo dell’impresa.Svolge attività di rendicontazione dei progetti, coordina e controlla le attività amministrativo-contabili aziendali, le attività della tesoreria, predispone i bilanci periodici e il bilancio civilistico annuale,  pianifica il fabbisogno finanziario aziendale,  si occupa della dell’analisi economica e finanziaria  dei singoli progetti, cura i rapporti con i committenti, i fornitori e i partner.

Cristina Paffetti

Segreteria di direzione e responsabile qualità

Assistente di Direzione, Responsabile dell’Ufficio Acquisti e Responsabile del Sistema di Gestione della Qualità di Ismeri Europa. Ha acquisito una pluriennale esperienza nella gestione di pratiche di segreteria e di amministrazione. Completano il suo profilo il dinamismo nell’organizzazione del proprio lavoro, l’attitudine al coordinamento degli impegni ed al problem solving, la serietà, la precisione e la riservatezza.

(2007 – 2008) Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca

Valutazione Ambientale Strategica del Programma Operativo nazionale Ricerca e Competitività” 2007-2013

La VAS ha avuto la finalità di garantire che le conseguenze ambientali del PON siano considerate sin dalle prime fasi del processo decisionale. Il PON Ricerca e Competitività 2007-13 comprende una serie di attività, dal sostegno agli investimenti produttivi alla creazione di infrastrutture di ricerca, che potenzialmente sono in grado di produrre effetti significativi sull’ambiente. Nello specifico caso la VAS ha assunto un ruolo di primo piano nel creare le condizioni adeguate per l’attuazione delle linee di intervento.

(2002 – 2004) Emilia Romagna Region

Monitoring the Regional Action Plan for Employment

Progettazione e realizzazione di un sistema di monitoraggio del PARO (Piano d’Azione Regionale per l’Occupazione) della regione Emilia Romagna sufficientemente flessibile e migliorabile nel tempo. Il progetto si articolava in tre macrofasi: 1) Messa a punto dell’impianto metodologico di rilevazione e raccolta delle informazioni 2) Realizzazione delle rilevazioni 3) Azioni di diffusione e formazione

RED

RED fornisce un servizio di intelligence tecnologica basato su una banca dati che sistematizza tutte le informazioni rilevanti contenute nei progetti di ricerca applicata finanziati dal Settimo Programma Quadro Europeo per la Ricerca e lo Sviluppo Tecnologico (7°PQ). RED è il risultato di una analisi di oltre 6.000 progetti finanziati classificati secondo una tassonomia collaudata su 9 aree applicative declinate in aree scientifiche e tecnologie chiave, che copre la totalità dell’intervento del 7FP in materia di scienza e tecnologia.

RED è stato concepito per assistere i decisori alla definizione di politiche ed interventi nazionali e regionali da formulare in conformità alle strategie del programma Horizon 2020 e alla Smart Specialisation; fornisce dati fondamentali per la definizione su scala di singole tecnologie e loro applicazioni di politiche ed interventi; fornisce ulteriori informazioni di natura spaziale sulla localizzazione geografica (NUTS 1 e NUTS 2) dei soggetti finanziati (imprese, università, centri di ricerca), la tipologia dell’investimento e le risorse finanziarie nei sette anni del programma (2007-2013). Dati che sono anche utili alle imprese ed alle Università e Centri di ricerca europei che volessero fare analisi di benchmarking o trovare partner e best performer su specifiche aree scientifiche o tecnologie chiave.

Tutto ciò rende RED uno strumento di ricerca innovativo, sistematicamente aggiornato, applicabile a ogni altro set di interventi di RTDI regionali, nazionali e comunitari non disponibile sul mercato. RED fornisce utili informazioni e conoscenze fondamentali per ricercatori e funzionari pubblici per le loro attività di analisi, programmazione e valutazione delle politiche di ricerca e innovazione. In aggiunta ad analisi macro, RED offre micro dati ad un livello sufficientemente dettagliato per fare analisi (di scenario, benchmarking, etc.) a livello di singole tecnologie, ed al loro interno di tematiche chiave. RED è quindi utilizzabile in molteplici direzioni e sia su scala macro che micro.

(2002 – 2006) Italian Economic Development Ministry

Interim evaluation of the National Operative Programme (NOP) Industry and Local Entrepreneurial Development 2000-2006

Evaluation and analysis of the implementation  of  the National Operational Programme’s results and impact; utilisation of the  system of indicators provided by the EC Support Framework and the operational Programme;  collection and utilisation of qualitative and  quantitative data in order to describe how objectives were achieved  and to highlight success factors and/or obstacles encountered.

Patrizia Volterra

Responsabile ufficio gare

Patrizia holds a degree in political sciences and is responsible for the Public Procurement Unit. She takes care of the administrative procedures for the submission of proposals (for public tenders and direct/restricted agreements with public administrations) at national and international level. Patrizia is in charge of finding calls for tenders at regional, national, EU and non-EU level, of fulfilling and analyzing the requirements and the technical and operational specifications for the participation in the bids and of preparing the necessary documentation. Patrizia is also responsible for managing Ismeri’s external relations at national and international level in order to strengthen the existing partnerships and establish new ones.