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  • Maria Giulia Amadio Viceré (Italy – European University Institute)
  • Matteo Bassoli (University of Padua)
  • Alberto Bitonti (University of Lugano)
  • Silvia Bolgherini (Perugia University)
  • Simone Busetti (University of Teramo)
  • Federica Cacciatore (LUMSA University)
  • Marco Calaresu (University of Sassari)
  • Mattia Casula (University of Bologna)
  • Sabrina Cavatorto (University of Siena)
  • Rossella Ciccia (UK – Queen’s University Belfast)
  • Marina Cino Pagliarello (University College London)
  • Paola Coletti (Università Mercatorum)
  • Benedetta Cotta (Ca’ Foscari University Venezia)
  • Federico Cuomo (University of Turin)
  • Cristina Dallara(University of Bologna)
  • Alessia Damonte (University of Milan)
  • Laura De Vito (University of the West of England, Bristol)
  • Pierpaolo Di Gennaro (University of Naples Federico II)
  • Marco Di Giulio (University of Genoa)
  • Alessia Donà (University of Trento)
  • Andrea Felicetti (University of Padua)
  • Fabio Franchino (University of Milan)
  • Tommaso Frangioni (University of Turin)
  • Maria Tullia Galanti (University of Milan)
  • Michele Gazzola (Ulster University)
  • Francesca Gelli (University of Venice IUAV)
  • Luca Germano (Roma Tre University)
  • Stella Gianfreda (University of Genova)
  • Marco Giuliani (University of Milan)
  • Paolo Graziano (University of Padua)
  • Igor Guardiancich (University of Padua)
  • Marco La Bella (University of Catania)
  • Antonio La Spina (LUISS Guido Carli – Rome)
  • Andrea Lanaia (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  • Andrea Lippi (University of Florence)
  • Renata Lizzi (University of Bologna)
  • Franca Maino (University of Milan)
  • Francesco Mappa (Independent researcher)
  • Laura Mastroianni (University of Bologna)
  • Martino Mazzoleni (University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Piacenza)
  • Erica Melloni Politecnico di Milano)
  • Manuela Moschella (Scuola Normale Superiore)
  • Tiziana Munzone
  • Alessandro Natalini (LUMSA University)
  • Fedra Negri (Milano Bicocca University)
  • Giorgia Nesti (University of Padua)
  • Gulce Ozdemir
  • Simona Piattoni (University of Trento)
  • Umberto Platini (Bocconi University)
  • Laura
  • (University of Padua)
  • Andrea Pritoni (University of Turin)
  • Stefania Profeti (University of Bologna)
  • Claudio Radaelli
  • Stefania Ravazzi (University of Turin)
  • Federico Razetti (University of Valle d’Aosta)
  • Maria Stella Righettini (University of Padua)
  • Gaia Matilde Ripamonti (University of Trieste)
  • Fulvio Scognamiglio
  • Angelo Scotto (University of Pavia)
  • Danilo Serani (University of Salamanca)
  • Mattia Sguazzini (University of Genoa)
  • Gaia Taffoni
  • Andrea Terlizzi (University of Florence)
  • Federico Toth (University of Bologna)
  • Giancarlo Vecchi (Politecnico di Milano)
  • Giulia Vicentini (University of Naples Parthenope)
  • Armando Vittoria (University of Naples Federico II)


Laura Polverari
(Università di Padova)

Laura Polverari is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Padua, where she also directs the Institutional & Administrative Capacities Observatory, #CAPIS. She graduated in Political Science from LUISS University in Rome (cum laude) and gained a PhD in European Public Policy from Strathclyde University, where she also worked from 2000 to 2019, at the European Policies Research Centre. She directed and managed many multi-disciplinary research projects, several with international partners, for the European Commission, European Parliament, national and regional governments, and others. She is Book review editor of Regional Studies, a member of the editorial boards of Italian Political Science (IPS) and Rivista Giuridica del Mezzogiorno and of the scientific boards of Rassegna Italiana di Valutazione, Regional Studies and Local Development and De Europa. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of SVIMEZ, and Co-convenor of the PSA’s Italian Politics Specialist Group and of SISP’s Political Science and Public Policy Standing Group, and co-organiser of the RSA Cohesion Policy Network. She was President and Programme Chair of APSA’s Conference Group on Italian Politics & Society, and Secretary of the PSA’s Italian Politics Specialist Group. A Fellow of the Regional Studies Association, Laura has published widely, in different outlets: authored and edited books and monographs, articles in peer reviewed journals, policy reports. In 2011, she was awarded First Prize in the European Committee of the Regions Doctoral Thesis Competition. Her research interests focus on European Union cohesion policy; regional development; PA reform, institutional and administrative capacity, capacity building; public sector accountability; public policy evaluation;  participation of partners and stakeholders in policy-making; EU governance & institutions; devolution, regionalisation & multi-level governance; policy learning, transfer and diffusion; smart specialisation, and the long-term consequences of crisis on institutions and public administrations.

Marco Di Giulio
(Università di Genova)

Marco Di Giulio is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Genoa, where he teaches Public Policy Evaluation and Public Administration. His current research interests encompass the role of technology in organizational and policy design; the analysis of policy change; the governance of collective goods. His works appeared on Policy and Society, Italian Political Science Review, Policy Sciences, Public Policy and Administration, Journal of European Public Policy, Evaluation, Review of Policy Research, International Review of Administrative Sciences, Utilities Policy, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, Rivista Italiana di Politiche Pubbliche.