European Commission, Joint Research Centre


Gianluca Misuraca is Senior Scientist at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in Seville where, since 2009, is coordinating research in the area of Digital governance and Social Innovation. Before joining the European Commission, Gianluca was the Managing Director of the Executive Master in eGovernance at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). During his career he held several positions as policy advisor for different International Organisations, cooperation agencies and consulting in the area of public sector reform, eGovernment, regional development, research and innovation. Gianluca's background is economics and business administration, with focus on the interface between ICTs and public sector innovation. He holds a Diploma of Specialisation in EU Economics and Law, a diploma in Security Management, an Executive Master in eGovernance and a Ph. D in Management of Technology from EPFL. Gianluca is a recognised scholar with many publications in the field of public sector innovation, governance and Information Society development. He is a member of the committees of several journals and is regularly invited as speaker to scientific and policy events worldwide.



Assessing impacts of social policy innovation in the EU
Volume: 20, Issue 3
This paper discusses the challenges for evaluating social innovation policies, and the potential of alternative approaches to measure and assess social and economic impacts. It outlines the rationale and approach for developing a methodological framework for simulation modelling of impacts of policy interventions promoting social investment developed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) as part of the research 'ICT-Enabled Social Innovation' (IESI). This framework, in short i-FRAME, is rooted in complex systems theory and dynamic simulation modelling methodologies. It supports the implementation of reforms suggested under the Social Investment Package (SIP) which encourages Member States to prioritize social investment approaches and modernize welfare systems.