COGEA can guarantee quality and reliability thanks to the commitment, professionalism and experience of its employees.

COGEA operates at the national level, through network of thematic experts, specialised professionals and accountants, who work together according to procedures and methods that have been successfully tested over the years..

At the international level, COGEA has set up “Agrosynergie”, a European Economic Interest Group specialised in the evaluation of the EU Common Agricultural Policy for the DG AGRI of the European Commission, as well as a networking group in the field of maritime policy with several leading European companies and organisations.

Find out more about key members of our team:

Massimo Ciarrocca
Chairman and founding member of COGEA, he has been involved in management and organisational consultancy, technical assistance to public administrations and local authorities for over 40 years, with special focus on technical assistance and support to the public administration in the field of ESI Funds.
Ugo Abbagnano
COGEA’s Partner, he has been involved for 30 years in technical assistance in the field of local development, agricultural and fisheries’ policies, working as a team leader projects to support public administrations and public-private partnerships for the implementation of complex programmes and projects.
Francesca Antilici
Partner and Board Member of COGEA, she has been involved in management and organisational consulting since 1989. She is responsible for the Evaluation Area of COGEA and she coordinates working groups dealing with EU, regional, national and transnational programmes and projects.
Alvise Bragadin
Active in management consulting since 1982, and COGEA’s Partner since 1990, since 2010 he has developed a European network of companies and organisations specialised in Fisheries and Maritime Policy issues. In 2012, he became the leader and promoter of the EUNETMAR consortium, which includes 10 entities, including companies and universities from different European countries.
Stefano Caiello
Senior consultant with more than 22 years of experience in the field of consultancy to public bodies and agencies, with special focus on the coordination and management of complex services to support the management and/or control of programmes co-financed by ESIF and/or National Funds.
Alessandro Pititto
Alessandro has developed a ten-year experience in the fields of fisheries and maritime policy, having worked on several projects financed by DG MARE, DG MOVE and DG GROW of the European Commission. He has been involved in data collection and management, specialising in the integration between sources from different EU and non-EU countries.
Anna Maria Laganà
She has been providing technical assistance to Public Administrations for 30 years in the design, management and implementation of programmes financed by several ESI funds, as well as the main grant instruments activated by EU, national and regional bodies.