Ludovico M Monforte is the Head of the representative office in Brussels of Unioncamere Lombardia since 2011. From 2012 until 2016 has been part of the Management Board of the European Network ERRIN , which currently involves more than 130 European regions, and from 2014 until 2016 he has been elected Vice-Chair of the network. L.M. Monforte has over 10 years of experience in European policies. He followed development projects in Poland (2005), Romania (2006-2008) and since 2009 works in Brussels, supporting businesses and local authorities to seize funding opportunities. In the past year has promoted two special projects in support of Lombardy Economic system, to facilitate their participation in projects and tenders, funded by EU institutions. In 2014 he completed his Ph.D. in “Corporate Governance”, specializing on European Clusters and business networks. As an expert in the Lombardy Region has supported the establishment of the 9 regional clusters (2013), providing support for the choice of the legal basis of the cluster Organizations and providing information on development guidelines, as outlined by the European institutions. During his Ph.D. he published several scientific papers, focused on tools to support European SMEs, as well as several articles published in magazines. In 2016 he has been nominated as an expert in the “Action Group 1” of the Alpine MacroRegion (EUSALP) and he was appointed member of the Scientific Committee of IRES Piemonte.
From January 2019 he is the Chair of the Italian Strategic Group of ECN.