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This page offers a description of the methods used to manage the website, with reference to the personal data of its users.

It concerns an informative notice issued in compliance with article 13 of legislative decree no. 196/2003 - Code regulating the protection of personal data – to those who interact with web services accessible via computer at:

The informative notice is issued solely for the website in question and not for other websites which might be visited by the user via links.

The informative notice is also inspired by Recommendation no. 2/2001, which the European authorities for the protection of personal data, united in the Group set up by art. 29 of directive no. 95/46/CE, implemented on 17 May 2001 to identify certain minimum requirements for the on-line collection of personal data. These requirements include methods, times and the nature of the information which the holders of the process must supply to users when they log on to web pages, regardless of the reasons for logging on.

The Recommendation and a brief description of its aims can be found on other pages on this website. 


Following use of this website, data relating to identified or identifiable persons may be processed.

The “holder” of the process is the Centre for Studies on Federalism, based in Turin, Italy.


The processes related to the web services of this website take place at the Centre for Studies on Federalism and are carried out exclusively by the technical personnel of the data processing department, or by other persons who might be assigned occasional maintenance tasks. 

No data obtained via the web service will be communicated or divulged.

The personal data supplied by users who forward requests for the dispatch of informative materials (newsletters, CD-ROMS, annual reports, answers to questions, deeds and provisions, etc.) is used only to supply the service or pursue the aims requested and will only be given to third parties if this is absolutely necessary in order to achieve such aim.


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The IT systems and software procedures for the operation of this website acquire certain items of personal data during their normal working procedures, due to the fact that the transmission of such data is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols.

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Personal data is processed,  using automated tools, for the time strictly required to achieve the aims for which it was collected.

Specific security measures are observed to prevent loss, illicit or improper use and unauthorised access to the data. 


The subjects to whom the personal data refers are entitled to obtain confirmation of the existence (or otherwise) of data concerning them, at any time, and to receive information on its content and origin. They may also verify that it is precise or ask for its completion, update or rectification (art. 7 of legislative decree no. 196/2003).

 In accordance with the above article, data subjects are entitled to request the cancellation, transformation into anonymous form or blockage of data processed in breach of the law, and may also oppose its processing should they have legitimate reasons for such opposition.

 All requests should be addressed to the Holder of the Process.



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Centro Studi sul Federalismo
Piazza Vincenzo Arbarello 8
10122 Torino - Italy
Tel. + 39 011.6705024

Director: Flavio Brugnoli
Editorial Board: Filippo Maria Giordano, Elisabetta Tarasco 

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Chief Editor: Augusto Cherchi
Art Director: Luca Zanini, Andrea Sossich
Management: Wilma Sommariva
Software and testing: Giuseppe Rinaldi, Rebecca Dezzani

Governing Bodies

The Centro Studi sul Federalismo is a Participatory Foundation. Its members – currently: the Compagnia di San Paolo, the Universities of Turin, of Pavia, of Milan and the Turin Polytechnic – are represented in the Participants’ Assembly, who decides on the guidelines of the Centre’s activities, its annual balance sheet and its budget, and appoints the President, the Board of Directors and the Board of Auditors.
The Board of Directors has full powers of ordinary and extraordinary administration, with the exception of the matters reserved for the Participants’ Assembly.
The Participants’ Assembly of 31 March 2022 made the appointments for the three-year period which will end with the approval of the 2024 balance sheet.
The Board of  Directors is responsible for appointing the Vice President and the Director, and may co-opt a maximum of three members; it can also appoint a Scientific Committee.

Board of Directors

  • Alfonso Iozzo (President)
  • Stefano Paolo Corgnati (Vice President)
  • Flavio Brugnoli (Director)
  • Francesco Bestagno
  • Paola Bilancia
  • Silvia Figini
  • Elena Flor
  • Domenico Moro
  • Nicoletta Pirozzi
  • Nicolò Russo Perez
  • Michele Vellano
  • Marco Zatterin


  • Mariella Oliviero (President)
  • Alain Devalle
  • Claudia Margini
  • Massimo Mustarelli (Substitute)

Scientific Committee

  • Ettore Bompard
  • Francesco Costamagna
  • Elsa Fornero
  • Paolo Garonna
  • Alberto Majocchi
  • Antonio Padoa-Schioppa
  • Ornella Porchia
  • Lucia Serena Rossi 
  • Alberto Sinigaglia
  • Dario Velo

Since the year 2000, the following have been part of the Board of Directors:

Carlo Bastasin, Francesco Bestagno, Paola Bilancia, Flavio Brugnoli, Edoardo Campanella, Lorenzo Caselli, Giancarlo Chevallard, Sergio Chiamparino, Massimo Coda, Stefano Paolo Corgnati, Maria Elisa D’Amico, Silvia Figini, Elena Flor, Piero Gastaldo, Edoardo Greppi, Lucio Levi, Alberto Majocchi, Yves Mény, Sara Minucci, Umberto Morelli, Domenico Moro, Franco Mosconi, Antonio Padoa-Schioppa, Roberto Palea, Nicoletta Pirozzi, Sergio Pistone, Franco Pizzetti, Daniela Preda, Federico Revelli, Nicolò Russo Perez, Stefano Sicardi, Giuseppe Valditara, Michele Vellano, Dario Velo, Marco Zatterin.


The Centro Studi sul Federalismo (CSF) was founded in November 2000. It is now a foundation, with the Compagnia di San Paolo and the Universities of TurinPavia and Milan as founders, and the Turin Politecnico as co-founder.

The CSF aims to be a think tank that carries out activities of interdisciplinary research, documentation, information regarding domestic and supra-national federalism and developments in the area of regional and continental integration – first and foremost the European Union – and problems related to the world order and to the process of democratisation of the international system.  

The Centre’s mission is to promote the diffusion of knowledge in the field of studies on federalism, also to feed the public debate and the activity of decision-makers, confronted with demands for autonomy on the part of local government coupled with the forms of regional and world integration needed to govern global processes. 

Since November 2017, the CSF has been housed in the new headquarters of the Collegio Carlo Alberto Foundation in Turin. The CSF works together with its associated Universities, with other Italian and foreign universities and research centres, and with private and public organisations.

Since September 2016, the CSF has been operating as the general secretariat and Research Centre of Robert Triffin International (RTI), whose headquarters are based at the University of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) and whose activity focuses on the reform of the international monetary system.

The CFS’s Library, including about14,000 volumes, was merged in 2013 into the “Gianni Merlini European Library”, at the Luigi Einaudi Campus of the University of Turin. Since 2016, it has become the “Gianni Merlini European Section” of the Norberto Bobbio Library, in the same venue. 

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