Southern Italy Observatory

In the framework of its institutional activities, the Institute has decided to intensify its commitment to analysing the economic and social problems afflicting the nation. In particular, it has decided to focus on the long-standing issues of the North-South divide, the backwardness of infrastructure, unemployment and the gradual intellectual emigration of young people, as well as the criminal influence that still affects the development of entire regions.
The Southern Italy Observatory, chaired by Hon. Francesco Saverio Romano, pursues the objectives of study, elaboration and proposal for the South development by cooperating with the most important Southern Italy universities and experts of different economic and social backgrounds.

Scientific Committee


Francesco Saverio Romano – former Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies


Antonio Messineo, Professor of Environmental Physics at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at the University of Enna “Kore”

Alessandra Faggian, Professor of Applied Economics, Vice-Rector for Research and Director of the Social Sciences Area at Gran Sasso Science Institute

Giuseppe Notarstefano – Professor at the Palermo Department of Law of the Free University Maria Ss. Assunta

Raffaele Scuderi – Full Professor of Economic Policy, at the Faculty of Economics and Law of the University of Enna “Kore”

Francesco Aiello – Full Professor of Political Economics at the Department of Economics, Statistics and Finance “Giovanni Anania”, University of Calabria


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