Fabio Feudo

Fabio Feudo has more than twenty years of experience in the field of sociological research and social sciences, with a special focus on project design, promotion and funding as well as on scientific networking.

In the framework of such activities – which he carried out especially in the context of the Sixth and Seventh Framework Program of the European Union and of Horizon 2020 – he acquired an expertise and a deep knowledge of the mechanisms of the European research area and on the major research topics. In the last years , in fact, he has actively participated in the consultation launched by the European Commission for the finalisation of the current research framework program “Horizon 2020” (by then indicated as Common Strategic Framework); served as an evaluator of European research programs for the topics related to Socioeconomic Science and Humanities (SSH) and to Science with and for Society (SWAFS); and took part as a speaker or a consultant in several meetings organised by DG Research on issues such as the relationship between science and society or science and culture. During the Seventh Framework Program (2007-2012), he also participated to the works of Italian National Committee on Science in Society.

In 2012 he took part in the Working Group, set up by the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers for the preparation of the Italian contribution to Horizon 2020 from a gender perspective. In 2014 he became a member of the technical group of the Ministerial Committee for the development of scientific and technological culture, with a special regard to the University Third Mission and from 2016, is a member of the National Forum for the promotion of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), which was instituted by CNR and AIRI.

His interests include issues such as socialisation of scientific and technological research, RRI, public engagement in science, structural change in scientific organisations and the relationship between society and materials. Concerning these same themes he participated in several scientific conferences and seminars, both in Italy and abroad. From 2016 is a member of the scientific committee of Society and Materials (SAM10).

For many years he has cooperated with some research organisations (including Laboratory of Citizenship Sciences) and carried out studies and research for several organisations – both public and private – such as the European Commission, the World Bank, some United Nations bodies and several Italian Public Administrations.

He has participated in the basic research programme carried out by the School of Sociology and Human Sciences since its foundation. More specifically, in the 90s he was engaged in a plurennial program of study and experimentation on the issues of active citizenship and the crisis of the state in Italy and world-wide and, more recently, he has held some lectures on topics related to the European research program.

Journalist, he has directed press offices for non-governmental organisations and news editor for several publications, such as the journals Omega, European Synthesis and African societies. He has also been engaged in public communication and scientific communication in the framework of the research and training projects in which he was involved.
He contributes to the activities of the Accademia di studi storici Aldo Moro participating in its programs of historiographic and interdisciplinary research on the late Statesman.

Among his main publications:

•  d’Andrea L., Declich A., Feudo F. (2014), “Hidden societal implications of materials. Updating the awareness on what is at stake”, in Materiaux & Techniques 102, 504

•  Rugani, B., Benetto, E., Igos, E., Quinti, G., Declich, A., Feudo, F. (2014), Towards prospective life cycle sustainability analysis: Exploring complementarities between social and environmental life cycle assessments for the case of Luxembourg’s energy system, in Matériaux & Techniques, 102

•  Feudo, F. (2009), A New Set of Policies for Socialising European Research, 2009, BEPA Monthly Brief, Issue 31

•  Declich, G., Feudo, F. (2006), Misure per sostenere l’innovazione scientifica e tecnologica. Tipologie di intervento pubblico in un contesto di governance in Conoscenza e Innovazione (magazine elettronico), n. 1, Marzo 2006 (magazine elettronico)

•  AA.VV, Attualità dei diritti umani (1996), Rosemberg & Sellier