Alessandro Rainoldi


Head of Unit – Territorial Development, JRC, European Commission

Alessandro Rainoldi is Head of the 'Territorial Development' Unit at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, working on regional, urban, rural and innovation policies. He worked extensively for the Commission's Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, namely dealing with the negotiation and management of EU funding programmes and contributing to the policy agenda on issues related to governance, innovation and evaluation. He previously worked at the study & research department of a leading Italian banking group and as a free-lance journalist. He teaches EU structural funds at the European College of Parma.