Prof. VECCHIATO, degree in Sociology, he is currently chairing the Fondazione Zancan, a research centre on welfare systems and the evaluation of services based in Padova (Italy). He coordinates the ‘generative welfare’ projects. He collaborated for many years with the Italian Ministry of Health. He is Board member of Eusarf. In 2003, together with Anthony Maluccio of Boston College, he constituted the International Association for Outcome-based Evaluation and Research on Family and Children’s Services. He is author of more than 600 publications and directs the series ‘Welfare Systems’ and the Reports on poverty in Italy over the last 20 years.