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.