COGEA can guarantee quality and reliability thanks to the commitment, professionalism and experience of its employees.

COGEA operates at the national level, through network of thematic experts, specialised professionals and accountants, who work together according to procedures and methods that have been successfully tested over the years..

At the international level, COGEA has set up “Agrosynergie”, a European Economic Interest Group specialised in the evaluation of the EU Common Agricultural Policy for the DG AGRI of the European Commission, as well as a networking group in the field of maritime policy with several leading European companies and organisations.

Find out more about key members of our team:

Massimo Ciarrocca
Founder of COGEA, he has been involved in management and organisational consultancy, technical assistance to public administrations and local authorities for over 40 years, with special focus on technical assistance and support to the public administration in the field of ESI Funds.   He has over 40 years of experience in rural development policies and strategies. He has been involved for over 20
Ugo Abbagnano
Spoken language: Italian COGEA’s Partner, he has been involved for 30 years in technical assistance in the field of local development, agricultural and fisheries’ policies, working as a team leader projects to support public administrations and public-private partnerships for the implementation of complex programmes and projects.   Since 2003, he has been responsible for technical assistance
Francesca Antilici
Spoken language: Italian Partner and Board Member of COGEA, she has been involved in management and organisational consulting since 1989. She is responsible for the Evaluation Area of COGEA and coordinates teams involved in EU, local, national and transnational programmes and projects. In the past 20 years she has coordinated more than 30 evaluations of EU policies and programmes. She has over 15
Alvise Bragadin
Spoken language Italian Involved in management consulting since 1982 and COGEA Partner since 1990, since 2010 he has developed a European network of companies and organisations specialised in Fisheries and Maritime Policy issues. In 2012, he became the leader of the EUNETMAR consortium, which includes 10 entities, including companies and universities, based in several European countries. He is
Stefano Caiello
Spoken language Italian Senior consultant with more than 22 years of experience in the field of consultancy to public bodies and agencies, with a special focus on the coordination and management of complex services to support the management and/or control of programmes co-financed by ESI and/or national Funds. He’s gained specific expertise in providing technical support for the preparation and
Alessandro Pititto
Spoken language Italian Alessandro has developed a ten-year experience in the sectors of Fisheries and Maritime Policy, having worked on several projects funded by DG MARE and DG MOVE of the European Commission. He has been involved in data collection and management, specialising in the integration between sources from different EU and non-EU countries. Since September 2013, he is the coordinator
Anna Maria Laganà
Spoken language Italian Anna Maria has been providing technical assistance to public administrations for over 28 years, with special focus on design, management and implementation of programmes funded by ESI Funds, as well as by the main EU grant instruments. She coordinates teams working on site for national and local administrations in the field of technical assistance, particularly on