Good Practice

Bretagne (FR) Navarra (ES) Puglia (IT)
Flanders (BE) Nyugat-Dunantul (HU) Schleswig-Holstein (DE)
Lower Austria (AT, lead partner) Provence-Alpes-Côte d´Azur (FR) Wielkopolska (PL)


Puglia (IT)

IASMINE methodology and tools

The methodology proposed by Apulia region is the outcome of the FP6 project IASMINE and basically consists in two items:


  1. An approach to the characterization of the regional innovation policies, in terms of the relative weight of the different policy goals/actions/measures and of their compliance with the EU Lisbon goals. This characterization is performed through qualitative assessment of the policies and through the analysis of budget distribution and can be performed ex-ante (policy planning) or ex-post (policy implementation).
  2. A method for selecting the indicators that is worthwhile to monitor in order to assess the impact of a specific policy action/programme on the regional innovation system actors (SMEs, academia, research, intermediaries…). For this, a standard set of indicators has been identified and structured in indicator classes. The actual monitoring of the indicators is mainly performed through direct surveys involving the policy beneficiaries (questionnaires).

Both methods are supported by excel tools and require for their correct application a qualitative analysis of the policies and of their expected/actual impacts. This aspect involves the creation of discussion/focus groups and the building of consensus among different actors (policy makers, experts, policy beneficiaries).

The level of integration of the described GP on the Regional Innovation Policy in Apulia is quite low: only in a limited number of cases such qualitative impact assessment of policies has been implemented and its results have been used as a feedback for improving the policies.