Management Board

Manuela Samek Lodovici

President

A Labour Economist, Manuela Samek Lodovici is the head of the Labour Market Area at IRS and a Professor of Public Economics at the Università Cattaneo (LIUC) in Castellanza and Labour Economics at the Università Cattolica in Milan. She is past President of IRS (2007-2010 period). Her main areas of research regard the comparative analysis of Labour Market Trends and Labour Regulation Systems, the evaluation of Labour and Equal Opportunity Policies, with emphasis on European Structural Funds, the analysis of the Medium-term Trends of Employment by Occupation Demand. On these aspects she has participated as an expert in numerous European networks and carried out consultancy for the European Commission and Local and National Public Administrations.

Manuela Samek Lodovici is also Director of The Labour Market and Industrial Relations Area, Contact person for The Labour Market and Industrial Relations Area of EU and International Affairs Area

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Emanuele Ranci Ortigosa

Scientific 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 Università degli Studi di Siena from 1982/83 to 1986/87 and currently teaches at the Università di Venezia, where he has been a Professor since 1995/96.

Emanuele Ranci Ortigosa is also Area Director of Social and Health Services and Policies Area

Ugo De Ambrogio

Board Member

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 Area Director of Social and Health Services and Policies Area

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Erica Melloni

Board Member

Erica Melloni is also Director of Administrative Policies Area

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Daniela Mesini

Board Member

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 Deputy Director of Social and Health Services and Policies Area

Daniela Oliva

Board Member

Daniela Oliva is a Sociologist.  She has run the Training and Labour Policies Area at IRS since 1992, and since 1979 she has been active in research, consultancy, training  in Master Degree programs and for public and private clients.  She is past President of IRS (2010-2013). She is a member of the Associazione Italiana di Valutazione - AIV and she was a member of the Directorate Council (2004-2007).   Main Areas of intervention:  professional training, education, integrated training systems, labour policies, orientation, gender and disadvantaged population equal opportunity. On these themes, products and services which regard: ex-ante project selection systems; the monitoring and evaluation of project, program, policy, accreditation and quality systems; the strategic reorganization of service providers projects and/or the realisation of public policies; the theme of employability in the sphere of IC Equal (in particular, immigrants).

Daniela Oliva is also Director of Training and Labour Policies Area

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Flavia Pesce

Board Member

Flavia Pesce is a Sociologist and Director of the Training and Labour Policies Area. She received her PhD in Sociology from the Political Science and Sociology Department at the Università di Firenze. She is a member of EES European Evaluation Society and of AIV Italian Evaluation Society of which she was a member on the Directorate Council.  She is an expert in Gender Equal Opportunity Policy and Community Planning.
Her main areas of interest are:  evaluation of Gender Equal Opportunity Policies and Programs, evaluation of Training and Labour Policies and Programs, evaluation of Community Policies and Programs, analysis of the training demand in the Labour Market, planning monitoring, control and evaluation systems.

Flavia Pesce is also Area Director of Training and Labour Policies Area, Team coordinator of EU and International Affairs Area

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Nadia Naldi

Administrative manager

Nadia Naldi is also Contact person for IRS’ Administrative Office of EU and International Affairs Area

Bruno Dente

Scientific Advisor

Bruno Dente is also Scientific Advisor of Administrative Policies Area, Scientific Advisor of Training and Labour Policies Area, Scientific Advisor of Urban, Environmental and Territorial Policies Area