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Enrico Wolleb

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)