Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy

Sveva Avveduto
University National Research Council IRPPS

Sveva Avveduto, is the Director of the Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies of the Italian National Research Council. Her main research interests concern science and education policy and  are focused on studies on higher education and research and  particularly on human resources for science and technology, and on mobility issues of scientists, engineers and high skilled personnel.  A further field of studies concerns diffusion of knowledge, new media and public understanding of science topics. She is the Head of the Research Unit on Human Resources and Knowledge Society. She is vice- chair of the OECD Group on Research Institutions and Human Resources and is Italian delegate to the Organization for Economic Cooperation  and Development, (OECD), Paris, for the activities stemming from the  Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy. She chaired from 2004 to 2008 the OECD Group on Steering and Funding of Research Institutions. She has been national Expert in many OECD Activities concerning postgraduate training, higher education, women in science, employment and mobility and national coordinator of the Group on Human Resources for Science and Technology preparing the Canberra Manual for the measurement and indicators of HRST for OECD. She is advisor (from 2009 onwards) to the Ministry of Education and Research as a member of the ‘Commission on International Activities and Internationalization of Italian Research’. She has worked and is currently working, in the several European projects and networks funded by the European Commission as chief scientist at Italian level. She is professor at the Graduate School ‘Socialtrends’ of the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ and at the Master on Science, technology and Innovation at the Scuola Superiore della Pubblica Amministrazione in Rome and Bologna. She has been lecturer, at Università degli Studi di Cassino, on Organization and Education for Research for three years. She has been professor at Jean Monnet Courses of the European Commission at University of Catania.

•    AVVEDUTO, S., Mobility of PhD Students ad Scientists, in: Penelope Peterson, Eva Baker, Barry McGaw (editors). International Encyclopedia of Education, Vol 4, Oxford: Elsevier 2010,2 pp.286-293
•    AVVEDUTO, S, Cerbara, L., VALENTE, A., La cultura dell’innovazione in Italia: I risultati dell’indagine, (Innovation Culture in Italy: the Results of our Survey) in Cotec Wired, La cultura dell’innovazione in Italia, Rapporto 2010,  Condè-Nast, Milano 2010 pp. 37-87
•    AVVEDUTO, S, BRANDI, M. C., BUSSOLA, M., Monitoring progress towards the ERA: Country Report Italy, (Framework Service Contract Nr -150176-2005-F1SC-BE), Erawatch Network, European Commission Brussels, febbraio 2009
•    AVVEDUTO, S, BRANDI, M. C., BUSSOLA, M., Training, Career and Gender: a Survey on Italian Researchers in the Life Sciences Sector, ESTIA-Earth, ESTIA-Net, Proceedings of the International Conference, Vilnius May 2009
•    AVVEDUTO, S, Women in science: what about Italy? Chapter 20 in OECD Women in Scientific Careers: Unleashing the Potential Paris, Oecd Publishing, 2006


Massimo Cannatà
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

is a technologist  and it has been the Director of Co- funded Training Programs director of the Co-funded Education Programs Office, responsible for the projects dealing with: web developer; introduction of privatistic criteria in CNR management; support for technological transfer; euro-design expert; life-long education for paediatricians; supply chain management; marketing operator; cooperation, rights and condition for women; Safire for professional education for Italian people living abroad; professional education for personnel of Ministry of Defence; Parsec for tertiary education; Lemaia in the field of e-learning..

Electronic Engineering – “La Sapienza” Rome

Filippo M. Vinciguerra, graduated in electronic engineering, has been affiliated with the Italian Society of Statistics and with the Italian Society of EDP Auditors. He worked in technical and organizational support for databases, among which statistical databases of the Italian National Statistical Institute. He coordinated research units and evaluated researches in the Transportation Project of the CNR. Participated in many research, development and education projects, national and European, being project manager in some of them.
He maturated experience of Balanced Score Card, Capability Maturity Model, Service Level Agreement, Customer Satisfaction Measurement, Performance Indicators, and Quality Management. He deepened knowledge and expertise in data / processes analysis, design and management; document management; statistical information.


Nicola Fantini
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Nicola Fantini is a technologist and a Contract Professor in ICT and Personal Data Protection at two Italian Universities. He was a consultant privacy advisor for public and commercial organisations and nowadays, he gives his free contribution to website
He is particularly interested in privacy implications in eHealth.

•    NICOLA FANTINI, Fase di Sperimentazione Procedure per la Protezione dei Dati Personali (deliverable of the Project LUMIR whose target was the creation of an Electronic Health Record shared by General Practioners an Health System of an Italian Region);

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Professor Joe Cannataci
University of Groningen

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