My professional profile

It’s not the strongest species that survive,
nor the most intelligent,
but the most responsive to change’
Charles DARWIN (1809-1882)
British scientist

Value proposition

Antonio Bonetti provides companies, non-profit organisations and public authorities willing to improve their effectiveness and ability to raise funding with highly professional technical services that combine flexibility, usefulness, and creativity, because of his multidisciplinary background.
Accordingly, he is able to offer bespoke consulting services at a lower price, unlike big consulting companies or other freelancers too focused on specific technical services.

Short profile

I am a senior economist with proven experience in EU Affairs and EU funds, Project planning, evaluation of projects and public policies, Local and Rural Development and Places Marketing (more than 16 years of professional experience).

As proof of my skills, please see “Guida all’Europrogettazione” (Guide to EU Funds and European Design) that I finished in May 2013, after having worked on it for a long time. The guide is made available by the Research Centre POLITEIA at:

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Also, see my presentation regarding EU Funds for Social Innovation and social start-ups at the conference “Social start-ups in Southern Italy: co-work in progress” organised by ASVI SI Lab in May 2013, available on YouTube, at

I have worked for several Italian consulting companies and for the University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Dept. of Public Policies). Moreover, since 2009 I have been working as external advisor to the Research Centre POLITEIA on EU Funds, Strategic Planning and Logical Framework Approach.

Currently, I work as free lance consultant, and my job involves formulating development projects for Local Authorities and NGOs and business models/business plans for companies. Sometimes it involves giving capacity building services to Local Authorities. Furthermore, I am working as business developer for some innovative start up in the Lazio region.

Since 2002, I have been teaching lessons with regard to EU budget and EU funds, international relations of the EU, project planning and evaluation, Social Impact Bonds.
I am results oriented, I have good project management skills and I am able to work under pressure and in compliance with deadlines.
I am member of professional body Italian Evaluation Association.

I am author or co-author of several articles and some books on regional policies, institutional decentralizatioin and multi-level governance, EU policies and EU funds.

The most important book I have ever written (with lecturer Massimo Bagarani) is

“Politiche Regionali e Fondi Strutturali” (2005)

Politiche regionali e Fondi Strutturali

Politiche regionali e Fondi Strutturali