We design projects and provide technical assistance in the field of European integration, international cooperation and business internationalization

Profile

Naxta combines different complementary experiences in designing projects and providing technical assistance in the fields of European integration, international cooperation and internationalisation.

We serve the needs of public authorities, territorial and economic development agencies, resource centres, business representative organisations wishing to strengthen and develop international activities.

Naxta develops and delivers project de- sign, technical assistance, project management and monitors opportunities within European and international development programmes. In the context of the European Union enlargement and of the increasingly more significant role of Community support for socio-economic development and cohesion, we aim to promote the European integration of public and semi-public bodies.

To achieve an efficient transfer of knowledge and practices we provide specialist technical assistance for international cooperation initiatives implemented by companies, governmental and non-governmental organisations.

Furthermore, in the context of the ever more complex dynamics of a global market, we work to facilitate the process of internationalisation providing tools for promoting existing resources and identifying new potential opportunities.

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April 2022

Naxta is official partner of Bologna European Researchers Night 2022 and 2023. The project is funded by Horizon (Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions) and is led by the Italian National Research Council (CNR). The event will take place in September 2022 and 2023 and will be jointly organised by 6 research institutes, among them the University of Bologna.

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March 2022

Naxta will support the BUILD Clust-ER (an association of public and private organisations including research centres and training institutions) of Emilia-Romagna region with a comprehensive assistance aimed at identifying project proposals through facilitation activities, focus groups and workshops, and assessing their adherence with the strategic objectives of selected funding programmes and definition of suitable processes for the presentation of the proposals.

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January 2022

In January Naxta organised and delivered a training programme directed to officers of the Municipality of Medicina (Province of Bologna) on project generation, planning, programming and management, including theory of change and M&E, under EU and national funds, with a specific focus on Next Generation EU and the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (RRP).

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October 2021

Naxta is awarded two assignments by GIZ: the first under the project "Sustainable Municipal Services (SMS 2.0)", co-financed by the European Union, in which Naxta will support the establishment and implementation of a project preparation facility within the Ministry of Environment Spatial Planning and Infrastructure to improve the process of project preparation and implementation; the second is under the GIZ Open Regional Fund programme, in which Naxta will develop guidance on IPA III programming and selection of the action for better utilisation of the funds, with a focus on the criteria for proposing actions to be financed by IPA III.

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September 2021

Naxta experts collaborate with t33 for the mid term evaluation of the Interreg Mediterranean Sea Basin ENI CBC 2014-2020 for the Autonomous Region of Sardinia, Managing Authority of the Programme. Specifically, Naxta assists t33 in the data collection and elaboration.

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July 2021

In the framework of the EU initiative ICC - Intelligent Cities Challenge, aimed at supporting the sustainable growth of cities through advanced technologies, from 2021 Naxta has been assisting the Municipality of Cervia in defining an action plan related to the digitalisation strategy with the aim of using these tools for the development of specific applications on the issues of digitalisation and sustainable development. In addition, Naxta assists the definition of priorities and the creation of a roadmap for the local digital agenda for the digital transition in the tourism sector in a participatory manner.

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June 2021

Naxta was awarded a contract for providing technical assistance to ENEA (…) in the implementation of the activities and documents functional to the project WP7 of the project DARE: Digital environment for collaborative Alliances to Regenerate urban Ecosystems in middle-sized cities. The project is funded by the Urban Innovative Actions programme (UIA) and focuses on the urban regeneration process of the City Dock (Darsena) District in Ravenna by developing a digital environment that makes data accessible, understandable and useful, enabling citizens to become active part in the process.

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May 2021

Naxta will assist the Emilia Romagna Regional Government for the implementation of the strategic project FIRESPILL: Fostering Improved Reaction of crossborder Emergency Services and Prevention Increasing safety Level. The project is funded by the Interreg Italy-Croatia 2014-2020 programme and aims at enhancing the capacity of Emergency Service Organizations to increase cross-border effectiveness in tackling natural and man-made disasters, decreasing the exposure of the populations to the impact of hazards and increasing the safety of the Croatian and Italian Adriatic basin by improving emergency prevention and management measures and instruments.

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April 2021

Naxta will assist the Municipality of Ferrara in the project coordination, financial and administrative management and preparation of the monitoring plan of the project AIR BREAK, funded by the EU programme UIA. AIR BREAK aims at contributing to the implementation of European, National and local policies on air quality and sustainability, through a set of innovative measures to reduce the air pollution in the city of Ferrara, improving the quality of life of its citizens.

Services

Monitoring opportunities

Naxta constantly monitors existing opportunities with relation to socio-economic development funding and assistance, international procurement and calls. Together with our clients, we analyse theme-based strategies identifying the funding opportunities that best meet their needs.

We organise exploratory missions, conduct specific searches targeting international and community institutions and develop relevant market analyses.

Project design

Naxta has worked with the majority of EU instruments supporting in conceiving the most successful and appropriate project ideas in line with specific programmes objectives and guidelines. We draft application forms, contribute to the preparation of a sustainable action plans and calculate relative budgets. We care to define optimal dissemination strategies paving the way for suitable follow up and project continuation. Moreover, we coordinate and verifies the collection and submission of all administrative documents requested by the different programme procedures.

Project management

Naxta assists in the daily project management, overlooks timing and correct implementation of the work plan guaranteeing the realisation of described actions as well as the punctual achievement of all outputs and results.

We support and facilitate the coordination of successful project meetings and cover the role of communication manager in the organisation of conferences and other public events, web site preparation, activation of media at national and international level, drafting of newsletter and preparation of other dissemination materials.

 

Through our wide ranging network, we facilitate the creation of suitable partnerships and identify specific know-how and relevant practices among european institutions in various sectors and fields of competence.

We take in to charge all project accounting issues and guarantee the correct submission of financial and technical project reports in line with Programme rules, deadlines and formats. Naxta relates directly with Programme Officials Management Bodies.

Strenghtening institutional capacity

Naxta addresses to public institutions involved in the alignment to EU standards at all administrative levels.

Assistance includes inter-institutional and policy coordination, analysis and development of policies, elaboration of organisational and functional reviews, assessment and evaluation of structural reforms and related adjustments with procedural compliances (accreditation packages, gap-plugging, screenings).

 

We prepare, tutor and deliver training programmes on project design and preparation, Project Cycle Management, Logical Framework Approach, strategic planning and Cost-Benefit Analyses.

Tutoring also includes the organisation and management of study visits and secondments for public officers, aiming at transferring suitable instruments and relevant methodologies for the strengthening of institutional capacities.

Programming regional and local development

Naxta operates in coordination of structural and cohesion policies and instruments, formulation of strategies and policies for regional development, administrative decentralisation, economic cohesion, cross-border cooperation and interregional partnership. In line with mechanisms and procedures of EU funds we formulate SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analyses, strategic planning, operative programming, solutions for sustainable financial engineering.

We assist integrated and participatory local development through GOPP (Goal Oriented Project Planning) and EASW (European Awareness Scenario Workshop).

Public contracts

Naxta provides qualified legal advice to public and private entities on the legislation of public contracts at EU and national levels, including guidance about remedies' systems, information on EU Directives, suggestions on revision and alignment of secondary law.

To support our client institutions in increasing transparency and effectiveness of their systems, we follow models and practices based on state of the art case studies and up to date jurisprudence.

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More than 150 projects
around the world

Projects

Project Preparation Facility (PPF5)

Project Preparation Facility (PPF5)
Serbia / Belgrado

The project supports the identification of national priorities for IPA (Instrument for Pre Accession Assistance) co-funding providing assistance to SEIO (Serbian European Integration Office) and the line ministries on the formulation of sectorial objectives, priorities and measures for the annual and multiannual IPA 2014-2020 programming. Programme also provides assistance for the development of a comprehensive methodology for selection of strategically relevant infrastructure projects and designs and implements capacity building activities to strengthen institutional memory and capitalisation of knowledge.

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Implementing World Class Clusters (C-PLUS)

Implementing World Class Clusters (C-PLUS)
Central Europe Area

C-PLUS aims at improving clusters to become world-class clusters. Clusters are geographic concentrations of interconnected companies, specialised suppliers, service providers, and associated institutions in a particular field. Clusters arise because they increase the productivity with which companies can compete. C-PLUS reaches its main goal through: transnational co-operation exchanging knowledge, market intelligence, sharing access to research and testing facilities and developing new and better services to cluster firms, contributing to the creation of a common European research and innovation space.

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Supporting the emergence and development of Civil Society in Libya

Supporting the emergence and development of Civil Society in Libya
Libya / Tripoli

The project aims at strengthening the planning and organisational capacities of local stakeholders in the field of economic and social development. Specific objective is to provide technical assistance for defin- ing objectives, methods and tools for implementing a strategic planning approach in selected Libyan mu- nicipalities. The following actions are foreseen: train- ing local partners and drafting of an action plan for a pilot Municipality (Zawia).

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Slowtourism

Slowtourism
Italy / Parco del Delta del Po

The project aims at increasing and promoting slow tourist itineraries in Italian and Slovenian areas, par- ticularly involving the territories with naturalistic and environmental peculiarities. Besides the interven- tions of marketing, training, communication, the pro- ject organises real “Slow” points and structures eco- friendly tourist niche products, boosting the tourism potential of both countries.

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On the 11th of January 2021, Naxta turned 20. Discover more on who we are and on what we achieved in two decades of activity.

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Team

Francesco Natale

X Francesco Natale
Francesco has more than 20 years’ experience in the preparation and management of EU co-funded projects, particularly supporting public and private actors in defining financial plans in line with specific Programme’s regulations. He is also conversant with all cross-border cooperation mechanisms and instruments and he contributed to drafting operational programmes and defining coordination and management structures. He is also experienced in local development policies and strategies; from 2012 onwards he has been directly involved in a set of EU-funded initiatives in Libya in order to facilitate the establishment of a local governance system in the newly established Municipalities.
francesco.natale@naxta.it

Ruggero Tabossi

X Ruggero Tabossi
Ruggero has more than 20 years’ international experience in the management of technical assistance projects having covered the role of key expert or resident team leader. He has been in charge of managing capacity building and strengthening actions targeted to public institutions involved in the approximation to EU standards at both the central/national and local/regional administrative levels. He gained a deep knowledge of strategies and policies for regional development and, from 2009 he is involved in several projects concerning IPA (Instrument Pre Accession) programming in Western Balkan Countries and especially in Serbia.
ruggero.tabossi@naxta.it

Giulia Righetti

X Giulia Righetti
Giulia developed extensive knowledge of EU financing instruments both during the previous (2000-2006 and 2007-2013) and current (2014-2020) programming periods, supporting and coordinating Lead Partners and Partners in the successful management of projects within the framework of a high number of EU co-funded programmes and projects. Acting as the main technical counterpart of Programme Managing Authorities and Joint Technical Secretariats, she is experienced in reporting and monitoring on all technical and financial issues concerning projects implementation. She covers the role of Communication Manager assisting the correct and suitable dissemination of project results and the planning of follow-up activities.
giulia.righetti@naxta.it

Giulia Pilia

X Giulia Pilia
Giulia, Business Developer, is in charge for the management and enlargement of Naxta’s network and for the analysis and monitoring of financial instruments. She holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science and she is experienced in European development and integration issues. Her fields of expertise include energy security and analysis of EU policies directed to post-socialist and pre-accession countries. In the past she worked within two EU bodies (EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine and the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators) and she has been a short-term observer in several election observation missions including OSCE/ODIHR.
giulia.pilia@naxta.it

Marco Dello Russo

X Marco Dello Russo
Marco is in charge for the financial reporting of projects approved in the framework of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes (ETC), as well as for the drafting of project proposals for EU calls, under both direct and indirect management. Marco is also responsible for the drafting of technical assistance proposals in the framework of IPA programming, as well as for other international donors. He holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science and he is fully conversant with the Logical Framework Approach for project writing, monitoring and evaluation, as well as with the main ETC financial reporting online platforms.
marco.dello.russo@naxta.it

Francesco Natale
Ruggero Tabossi
Giulia Righetti
Giulia Pilia
Marco Dello Russo

Naxta s.r.l.
via S. Felice, 21B
40122 Bologna (BO) - Italia
VAT: 02135061204
PEC: naxtasrl@pec.it
T: +39 051 271620
M: info@naxta.it

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