Story

1971

Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini was created to carry on the cultural and social legacy of former Minister of Labour Giacomo Brodolini, the promoter of the Italian Workers’ Charter. 

1985

Along with the long-term running journal Economia e Lavoro, ‘Labour’ is issued in collaboration with CEIS - University of Rome Torvergata; the quarterly magazine, published by Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, ranges from economic and legal issues related to the labour market, to the study of national and international industrial relations.

2002

Prof. Annamaria Simonazzi and Prof. Giuseppe Ciccarone bring the activities of FGB to the European level. Alongside its extensive research experience, a new working team of young professionals develops a projects area.

2004

’Poverty and social exclusion among lone-parent household’ represents the Fondazione’s first European service, which will open the way to important projects of network management such as EGGE, EGGSI and then ENEGE and WEESP. FGB proves to be a renowned knowledge broker in the area of policy analysis, consultancy and impact assessment.

2008

By establishing an office in Bucharest, FGB assumes a leading role in Romania’s ESF strategic projects. Will then provide technical assistance services to the Ministry of European Funds for the negotiation of the EU structural funds 2014-2020 programming period.

2010

Launch of www.inGenere.it a web magazine with a focus on economics and society from a gender perspective, the first of its kind in Europe.

2012

Fondazione lands at the heart of Europe opening new premises in Brussels. One year later FGB is awarded from DG EMPL its first frameworks contract for the provision of impact assessments and other research-related activities

2013

Through the acquisition a branch of the former CIREM Foundation in Spain and the opening of a new premise in Barcelona, FGB expands its activities to the Mediterranean

2013

Celebrating the 150th project awarded since 2002 'Industrial relations beyond Europe' for the European Union Agency Eurofound

2014

Opening of Fabriq, the social innovation incubator of the Municipality of Milan managed by FGB. It represents a landmark in the developement of FGB into a Think-to-do Thank

2015

Fondazione opens new premises in Ankara

Launch of Open Incet, Turin