Ugo De Ambrogio

Area Director

Ugo De Ambrogio has a degree in Political Science. A Sociologist and Transactional Analyst in the Organizational field, he is an IRS board member and Head of his Area. He teaches "Planning and Evaluation of Social Services" in the specialisation degree course in Social Policies and Services at the Università Cà Foscari di Venezia and "Management and Evaluation of Social Policies" in the degree course in Urban Planning and Local Policies at the Politecnico di Milano. He is a consultant for Regions, Provinces and Municipalities regarding the themes of planning and evaluation of interventions and Social Policies. He is also a Vice-Director of the journal Prospettive Sociali e Sanitarie.

Ugo De Ambrogio is also Board Member of Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale

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Emanuele Ranci Ortigosa

Area Director

Emanuele Ranci Ortigosa is Emeritus President and Scientific Director of IRS, the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Prospettive Sociali e Sanitarie and the series "Politiche Sociali" published by FrancoAngeli. Since 1971, he has been active in research, consultancy, training in the field of Social and Socio-sanitary Policies; the planning, organisation and evaluation of Social and Health Services; Social Expenditure; Policies Against Poverty; training executives and professional operators.
He taught Social Policy and Planning and Evaluation of Social Policies and Services at the UniversitÓ degli Studi di Siena from 1982/83 to 1986/87 and currently teaches at the UniversitÓ di Venezia, where he has been a Professor since 1995/96.

Emanuele Ranci Ortigosa is also Scientific Director of Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale

Daniela Mesini

Deputy Director

Daniela Mesini is an Economist and the Deputy Director of the Social and Health Services and Policies Area at IRS. Since 1997 she has done research on themes regarding Social and Health Policies, the Nonprofit Sector and the Labour Market. As an expert she has participated in various evaluation and monitoring groups for EU programs and interventions against poverty and social exclusion, including the I and the II national evaluation of the Minimum Income Scheme.

Daniela Mesini is also Board Member of Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale

Cristiano Gori

Scientific Advisor

Cristiano Gori is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Trento. He is Scientific Supervisor at the Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale (Irs), Milan, and Visiting Senior Fellow at the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU), London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK. His research interests are long-term care policies, social care and policies against social exclusion.

Chiara Crepaldi

Line Manager

Chiara Crepaldi has a degree in Political Science. She is a Senior Researcher and Head of Projects in the Social and Health Services and Policies Area at IRS. She is an expert in research and consultancy regarding the analysis of social demand and the evaluation and development of social and socio-sanitary services for the elderly, youths, minors and families. She also carries out analysis of client satisfaction and promotion for citizen participation through the construction of Service Charters.

Chiara Crepaldi is also Contact person for Social and Health Services and Policies Area of EU and International Affairs Area

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Francesco Di Ci˛

Line Manager

Francesco Di Ci˛ has a degree in Political Science. He works as a researcher and trainer, with emphasis on organisational analysis, planning, development and evaluation of the quality of social and health services, as well as the development of policies for minors and adolescents regarding the prevention of adolescent malaise, abuse and violence on minors, the family, drug addiction, immigration, urban safety and social justice. Since 1995 he has been involved in the theory and practice of mediation, in particular in the sphere of juvenile delinquency.

Sergio Pasquinelli

Line Manager

Sergio Pasquinelli is a Senior Researcher at IRS, where he carries out research, training and consulting and coordinates the Equal project- phase two- "Qualificare il lavoro privato di cura", which IRS is leading. Between 2005 and 2009 he has teached in the Degree Course in Social Service at the Università di Venezia. He is the author of numerous publications on Social Policies and the third sector and deputy director of  "Prospettive Sociali e Sanitarie".

Francesca Susani

Line Manager

Francesca Susani has a degree in Political Science. She has collaborated with IRS since 1996. She is the managing editor of the monthly journal published by the Institute: Prospettive Sociali e Sanitarie. She is also responsible for the other IRS editorial products concerning the Social and Health Policies And Services Area, including the series "Politiche Sociali", published by FrancoAngeli, and the IRS web site.

Katja Avanzini

Senior researcher

Katya Avanzini has a degree in Political Science and is a Senior Researcher at IRS. She mainly works on the monitoring and evaluation of planning projects, in the field of Social Policy and she also trains operators of public service and private social organisations for the setting up and the development of processes of organisational change with emphasis on managing the relational dynamics and processes.

Ariela Casartelli

Senior researcher

Claudio Castegnaro

Senior researcher

Claudio Castegnaro has a degree in Sociology. He is a senior researcher and carries out research, consultancy, training for public institutions and nonprofit organisations. His most significant projects regard Social Policies for the disadvantaged population, and observatories for Social Policy, promotional initiatives for active citizenship, social communication and the elaboration of Social Service Charters.

Elisabetta Dodi

Senior researcher

Elisabetta Dodi is a consultant to Public and Private Social Entities. She plans and realises training courses, supervision and project coordination activities on the themes of prevention and social labour. Her emphasis is on the development and evaluation of the quality of social services.

Francesca Merlini

Senior researcher

Francesca Merlini has degrees in Social Service Sciences and Political Science. She is a Professor of Social Service at the UniversitÓ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Brescia. Together with her academic activity, she operates in planning in the field of Social Work with Families. She carries out research, training and supervision in the sphere of social service and the organisation of services. She is an editor of the jorunal Prospettive Sociali e Sanitarie.

Diletta Cicoletti

Researcher

Diletta Cicoletti has a degree in Sociology. She is a researcher, and an expert in quantitative analysis and data elaboration. Her emphasis is on the evaluation and development of Social and Socio-sanitary services.

Carla Dessi

Researcher

Carla Dessi has a degree in Political Science and a Master Degree in Research Tools and Experiences in Social Science, from the UniversitÓ di Firenze. She collaborates with IRS in research and evaluation.

Valentina Ghetti

Researcher

Valentina Ghetti Has a degree in Education Science. She is a Researcher and Trainer at IRS. She offers training and consultancy for the definition of monitoring and evaluation systems regarding interventions and services in the social and socio-sanitary area.

Cecilia Guidetti

Researcher

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Giselda Rusmini

Researcher

Giselda Rusmini has a degree in Sociology. She carries out research especially in the field of Policies for the Non Self-sufficient Elderly.

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