SIGN Srl (Sign ltd) specializes in strategic, operational and organizational consulting, as well as, in studies, research and training, particularly in favour of public institutions. Founded in 2009 and based in Italy, SIGN is active in Europe and South America.
The name of the company is both "signal" (sign, indication, direction) and an acronym that brings together the key words that inspire the partners and define the company’s action:
Sustainability - we believe that the objectives of development and growth cannot avoid taking into account the economic, social and environmental sustainability of policies, programmes and projects, both in the short and in the long-term.
Innovation - we believe in the exploration of newly developed and results-oriented methodologies, pursuing the search for solutions for change, because "the usual actions generate the usual results": innovation is crucial to pursue and govern sustainable development.
Governance - we believe that complex policies require new processes of programming, management, follow up support, and monitoring; although particularly challenging in this current phase of structural evolution, increasing and strengthening the administrative capacity of the public sector are indispensable for growth and development.
Network - experience has convinced us that networking and partnership development, consultation and dialogue, dissemination and capitalisation of knowledge, and the exchange of good practice are essential tools for the success of projects, programmes and policies.
The founding members of SIGN share a background in programming, evaluation and management of cohesion and development policies. This is supported and supplemented by knowledge and project experience, garnered over time both nationally and abroad, in several fields, including but not limited to: the promotion of small businesses, territorial planning and environmental analysis, strengthening of administrative capacity, restructuring and regulation of water services.