Andrea Declich is
a socio-economist who has worked as a social researcher with several research and training institutes in programs and projects funded by public and private Italian bodies, international institutions including the European Commission, development banks such as the World Bank and the Inter-American Development bank, as well as UN agencies such as FAO, IFAD, UN-Habitat and WHO.
He has worked in at least 30 European and non-European countries (both industrialised and developing countries). In Italy, he has worked with many private and pubblic institutions. Actually he is also collaborating with the Department of Biology of the University of Rome Tor Vergata. His research and consulting activities have spanned numerous areas: Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), technological innovation, social aspects of the development of materials, science and research communication, social research methodology, project management, development of small and medium enterprises, corporate social responsibility, evaluation of public policies, civil society, social capital, water supply and sanitation, poverty and social exclusion, empowerment, local development in both urban and rural environments (in industrialized and developing countries), peace processes in conflict ridden societies, migration, migration and enterprise.
He has worked as a consultant in the promotion, planning and funding of research, training and technical assistance. He has evaluated research projects under various EU Research Framework Programmes and scientific articles and papers for scientific journals. He has undertaken teaching and training activities in projects in which he was participating. He regularly posts comments in blogs dedicated to local politics.
Main publications and papers:
• Colizzi V., Mezzana D., Ovseiko P.V., Caiati G., Colonnello C., Declich A., et al. (2019) “Structural Transformation to Attain Responsible BIOSciences (STARBIOS2): Protocol for a Horizon 2020 Funded European Multicenter Project to Promote Responsible Research and Innovation”
JMIR Res Protoc 2019;8(3):e11745; DOI: 10.2196/11745; PMID: 30843870; PMCID: 6427101
• Declich, A. (2017). Society and materials: an interpretation of the subject in the light of sociology and gender. Matériaux & Techniques, 105(5-6), 513.
• Caiati, G., & Declich, A. (2016). The social nature of materials. A brief overview and two case studies concerning the Energy transition context. Matériaux & Techniques, 104(6-7), 603.
• d’Andrea L., Declich A. (2014), “Materials, Technology and Society: contributions from a sociological perspective”, Materiaux & Techniques 102, 504
• d’Andrea L., Declich A., Feudo F. (2014), “Hidden societal implications of materials. Updating the awareness on what is at stake”, Materiaux & Techniques 102, 504
• Declich A. (2014), Aspettative e narrazioni: spunti per una riflessione interdisciplinare, Quaderni di Sociologia, Torino, N.64/2014 vol. LVIII.
• Declich A. (2009), Gli economisti e la generazione dei dati per la ricerca. Spunti per un confronto sulla prassi di ricerca di economisti e sociologi, Quaderni di Sociologia, N. 50/2009 vol. LIII
• d’Andrea L., Declich A. (2005), “La natura sociologica della comunicazione scientifica”, JCOM 4 (2), June 2005, jcom.sissa.it/jcom0402.html
• Alfonsi, A., & Declich, A. (2002). Città e transizione epidemiologica: una fenomenologia contraddittoria. Salute e Società.
• Declich A. (1995), Biografia di Paolo Ammassari (1931-1991), sociologo e metodologo, in Paolo Ammassari ”Saggi metodologici”, Franco Angeli, Milano
• Declich A., Eboli M.G. (1995), “Sviluppo economico e progetti: concetti e misurazioni” (pag.131-178) in Antonelli, G., Basile, E. (ed.), “Aiuto pubblico allo sviluppo. L’esperienza europea”, Franco Angeli, Milano.