Measuring Inclusion and Diffusion in Europe
Edited by Paolo Guerrieri and Sara Bentivegna
This Final Report originates from a study, ‘Analysis of e-Inclusion impact resulting from advanced R&D based on economic modelling in relation to innovation capacity, capital formation, productivity, and empowerment’, conducted for the European Commission (Contract no 30-CE-0220618/00-21) by the College of Europe, Bruges. An Intermediate Report has been prepared. This volume presents the main findings of the study and provides an in-depth overview of the methodology, policy simulations, the underlying theoretical framework, and literature references. The study was conducted between December 2008 and September 2010 by a project team including Paolo Guerrieri (Director), Sara Bentivegna (Chapters 1–4), Giovanni Di Franco (Appendix), Rinaldo Evangelista (Chapter 5), Valentina Meliciani (Chapter 6), Marco Bee, Roberto Gabriele and Giuseppe Espa (Chapter 7), and Jacques Pelkmans (Chapter 8). We would like to thank the steering committee of experts which guided the project, including Professor Peter Golding (Northumbria University) and Dr.ssa Barbara Ubaldi (OECD) for their precious contributions. During the course of the study the project team also received very valuable and helpful comments and suggestions on work in progress at three workshops held in Brussels. We would like to thank all participants at these meetings. As editors of this volume we would also like to thank all the people who contributed to the process that led to its publication. Special thanks to Nikolas Bader, Jesús Ballesteros, Elisa Molino, Bernadette Kerckhove, Cordula Singer and Barbara Cassani from the College of Europe, and Roberta Bracciale and Isabella Mingo from the University of Pisa and...