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Profile of registrant

National Research Council of Italy

Identification number in the register: 30518306530-41
Registration date: 01/09/11 10:06:59

The information on this organisation was last modified on 25/08/14 09:07:38
The date of the last annual update was 25/08/14 09:07:38

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: National Research Council of Italy
Acronym: C.N.R.
Legal status: Research Performing Organization
Website address:


Section: IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions
and more precisely: Think tanks and research institutions

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Luigi Nicolais
Position: Presidente

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Anna D'Amato
Position: Capo Ufficio REI-Relazioni Europee e Internazionali

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 7 P.le Aldo Moro 
Roma 00185
Telephone number: (+39) 06 49931
Fax number: (+39) 06 4461954
Other contact information: C.N.R.- Bruxelles Liaison Office
rue du Trone, 98
B- 1050 Bruxelles

Tel: +32 2 2902 288 (head of Office: Dr. Angelo Volpi)
Fax: +32 2 2177 415
Email (Head of office):

Mobile Phone (dr. Angelo Volpi,Head of Office): 0471 264 737

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The National Research Council (CNR) is a public organization; its duty is to carry out, promote, spread, transfer and improve research activities in the main sectors of knowledge growth and of its applications for the scientific, technological, economic and social development of the Country.
To this end, the activities of the organization are divided into 7 macro-areas of interdisciplinary scientific and technological research, concerning several sectors: biotechnology, medicine, materials, environment and land, information and communications, advanced systems of production, judicial and socio-economic sciences, classical studies and arts, energy and transportation, molecular design and agro-food.
CNR is distributed all over Italy through a network of institutes aiming at promoting a wide diffusion of its competences throughout the national territory and at facilitating contacts and cooperation with local firms and organizations.
From the financial point of view, the main resources come from the State, but also from the "market": more than 35% of its balance sheet, an extraordinary result, is the result of revenues coming from external job orders for studies and activities of technical advice as well as from agreements with firms, contracts with the European Union and with the other international organizations.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 12
Complementary information: The number of persons engaged in activities potentially includes all the reserachers and technologists belonging to C.N.R.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Angelo VOLPI 30/07/14 28/07/15
Michele Barghini 17/07/14 15/07/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

All the activities related to R&D&I in any European and extra-European framework.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Information Society
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport


Total number of members that are natural persons: 10,967
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

CNR is Member of the most relevant European and international Organisations and networks dealing with R&D&I.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2011 - 12/2011
Total budget: 1,000,000,000
of which public financing: 1,000,000,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 43,800,000
- from national sources: 646,800,000
- from local/regional sources: 238,500,000
Private Institutions : 70,900,000
from other sources:
- donations:
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 50000  € - 100000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.