The Labour Market and Industrial Relations AreaEvaluationEvaluation activities conducted in the area regard implemented labour policies both in the sphereof complex programs as well as in relation to specific interventions, also with reference tospecific beneficiaries.In particular our evaluation activities regard: monitoring and evaluation of Labour Policies; monitoring and evaluation of European Structural Funds; monitoring and evaluation of Equal Opportunity Policies.Monitoring and Evaluation of Labour PoliciesWe are among the primary institutions in Italy specialised in the evaluation of Local, Nationaland European Labour Policies. Our approach integrates impact evaluation and processevaluation, to single out how results and impacts are linked to the implementation process. Thisallows us to single out the nodes on which to intervene in order to improve the efficiency and theeffectiveness of the policies. Our most recent works have regarded the planning of monitoringsystems and the evaluation of Active Labour Policies on National (Labour Ministry), Regional(Regions of Lombardy and Tuscany) and Provincial levels (Provinces of Trento, Varese, Lecco,Firenze, Bolzano), with focus on the specific collocation of the handicapped and employmentservices.Monitoring and Evaluation of European Structural FundsOur team has a decade of experience in evaluating the European Social Fund and CommunityInitiatives. During the last Programming Phase (1994-1999) we conducted in itinere and finalevaluations of FSE Ob. 3 on a National level. We also carried out evaluations of the EuroformCommunity Initiative, Horizon, Occupation and Adapt. In the current Programming Phase(2000-2006) we are independent evaluators for POR - Regional Operative Programme Ob. 3 ofthe Valle dAosta Region and the Marche Region and for POR Regional Operative ProgrammeOb. 1 for the Calabria Region. We are also participating in the setting up of the RegionalStrategic Guidelines for the 2007-2013 Programming Phase (Valle dAosta Region and CalabriaRegion).Monitoring and Evaluation of Equal Opportunity PoliciesWe are specialised in the planning and realisation of monitoring and evaluation systems forPublic Policies in terms of gender mainstreaming on the basis of specific batteries of genderindicators. For the latter we have developed monitoring, evaluation and benchmarking modelsfor Equality Policies on the European Level for the European Commission, and ex-ante, initinere and ex-post evaluations on the impact of gender (potential and effective) of EuropeanStructural Funds (FSE, FESR, SFOP, FEOGA) to support Public Administrations.
Recent activities of our team: the evaluation of reconciliation policies and tools like service vouchers with conciliation aims; the planning and evaluation of Positive Action Policies in Local Public Administrations; the singling out of good practices in employment services for female users; gender budgeting for Local Public Administrations.