Research Area Manager, LAMA
Elena Como is Head of the Research and Evaluation Unit at LAMA Agency. She is an expert in monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes (in particular in the field of social innovation, welfare, and local development), and in social and economic research (in a number of fields including social innovation, digital innovation, collaborative economy, social economy).
She supports the development of innovative platforms, projects or businesses with tailored data mining and feasibility studies, using a broad range of methods including desk research, qualitative and quantitative surveys, participatory methods, and citizens science. She likes to develop new innovative methodologies for engaging stakeholders in the research process, and has carried worked at local, national, and international level, including in several developing countries and in European-funded projects and consultancies.