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Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of sustainable development and global governance. Officially recognized by the President of the Italian Republic in 1989 and in full operation since 1990, FEEM has been founded by Eni and 9 of its subsidiaries with an initial endowment of 13 million Euros, and has grown to become a leading research centre, providing timely and objective analysis on a wide range of environmental, energy and global economic issues.

FEEM’s mission is to improve through research the quality of decision-making in public and private spheres. This goal is achieved by creating an international and multidisciplinary network of researchers working on several innovative programmes, by providing and promoting training in specialized areas of research, by disseminating research results through a wide range of outreach activities, and by delivering directly to policy makers via participation in various institutional fora.

FEEM conducts research on a wide range of climate change and sustainability, energy and economic issues. The starting point of FEEM research is the realization of the high level of complexity of the problems emerging in the global economy, and more particularly the need to foster awareness on the interaction between the firm and the environment, the economy and energy scenarios, corporate and cultural responsibility.

In particular, FEEM aims at promoting innovative research across the various dimensions of the global environmental and energy challenges in order to improve the analysis of the economics and policies of mitigation and adaptation to climate change and build up a strategic socio-economic analysis of the energy policies needed to support the transition to a low-carbon and more sustainable world. This objective is pursued through a multidisciplinary approach to scientific research on sustainability and to the study of the human and social dimension of economic progress and civilization.

Along these lines, in 2012 FEEM has consolidated its research activities around the three research programmes on:

  1. "Climate Change and Sustainable Development"
  2. "Energy: Resources and Markets"
  3. "Economy and Society".

Research programmes and related activities follow the strategic guidelines stated in FEEM’s mission. Ongoing research is thus rigorous, fact-based, interdisciplinary, and international in terms of the composition of research teams and topics addressed.


Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
Type of Organization: Non profit research center

Palazzo delle Stelline
Corso Magenta 63
20123 Milan

Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore
30124 Venice

Via del Convento 16
85059 Viggiano (Potenza)



Key figures (2012)

  • 8 internally funded research projects,
  • 34 research projects funded by the European Commission or third parties
  • 83 scientific conferences and workshops
  • 57 scientific seminars
  • 2 summer schools