In March, t33 participated in the 2nd International Conference ‘Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions’ and presented ‘SEA for sustainable cities: how the strategic environmental assessment has driven the ESI programme towards urban sustainability’. The draft paper was presented in March and accepted for publication.
t33 participated in the Regional Study Association event - The Great Regional Awakening: New Directions, (Dublin, 5-6-7 June). The presentation on the future of cohesion policy focused on policy delivery tools for the new period and the debate over grants versus loans arguing that financial instruments can have significant added value when they are used to tackle a well-defined market failure.
In June 2017, t33 participated in the International Evaluation Conference and presented the impact evaluation of the Romanian intervention supporting micro enterprise development. The presentation was during Panel 5 ‘Effects of public support schemes on SME’ of the International Evaluation Conference.
t33 published Financial Instruments for Enterprises in 2007-13: a Practice Run for 2014-20? on EStIF (European Structural and Investment funds journal). The paper is based on the DG Regio ex-post evaluation on financial instruments for enterprises.
The methodology ‘Improving Sustainability of Programmes in Strategic Environmental Assessment Procedures: the QUAlitative Structural Approach for Ranking (QUASAR) the Environmental Effects’ already presented at the 4th International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) in September 2016, is now published on the European Journal of Sustainable Development (EJSD, Vol.6, n.1, doi:10.14207/ejsd), the double blinded peer-reviewed open access journal supervised by the European Center of Sustainable Development. QuaSAR represents a new approach for the qualitative assessment of environmental effects in strategic environmental assessment procedures, in cases where a quantitative assessment is not possible.
Moreover, in 2018, the research activity of t33 has also focused on methods and tools for monitoring and evaluation within a PhD programme at Marche Polytechnic University. Three papers are currently under peer-review. The first ‘Is Smart Specialisation Strategy coherent with regional innovative capabilities?’ aims at providing a first empirical assessment of the coherence between the technological domains chosen by Italian regions and those where they have research and innovation capabilities, as measured by their patenting activity. The second ‘Assessing technological relatedness between specialization domains in the Smart Specialization Strategy’ uses patent data and IPC codes to analyse the extent that EU regional authority choices improved relatedness between technological domains in European regions. The third paper ‘Data Visualization of European Regional Operational Programmes: Unleashing the Informative Potential of Open Data for Performance Assessment’ describes the process of open data mining and visualisation for information production on regional programme performance in achieving effective expenditure. The paper is available in open preview at: https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/201801.0066/v
In the health sector, and specifically in the medical field, two papers have been published. The first is ‘Does PPOFEV1 predict early observed FEV1 after uniportal vats anatomical resections? A prospective evaluation’ and is available at https://academic.oup.com/icvts/article/23/suppl_1/i56/2487290.
The second paper is ‘The VATS lobectomy procedure doesn't offer any functional recovery advantage in comparison to the open approach after three months after the operation. A case matched analysis’ and is available at https://academic.oup.com/ejcts/article-abstract/51/6/1177/3048648.