• Dumfries and Galloway Local Development Strategy
    Dumfries and Galloway Local Development Strategy
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    The following tasks were required for delivery of the Dumfries and Galloway Local Development Strategy:

    1. Collaboration with the LEADER LAG to develop and produce a draft Local Development Strategy and Business Plan 2014-2020 for Dumfries and Galloway based on the findings from the evaluation of LEADER 2008-2013 and the community/stakeholder engagement undertaken as part of this tender:

    • Draft Local Development Strategy for submission to Scottish Government – March 2014
    • Final Local Development Strategy and Business Plan for submission to Scottish Government – June 2014

    2. Provision of a programme of facilitated community and stakeholder engagement activities to inform the preparation of the Development Strategy and Business Plan 2014-2020. The programme involved a number of engagement methods including:

    • workshops
    • focus groups
    • open events
    • targeted events

    3.Engagement with a range of existing and prospective partners per discussion with the LAG:

    • Individuals
    • Communities – geographic and interest
    • Businesses
    • Strategic Partnership (CPP)
    • Public agencies
    • Third sector

    4.  An assessment of the findings from the engagement activities:

    •  Identify themes/priorities
    • Identify the potential for joint working
    • Consider the scope for partners to deliver actions in the Development Strategy
    • Ensure alignment with the Single Outcome Agreement

    • Funded by:

      LEADER Logo

      Contracted by:

      Dumfries and Galloway Council Link  Rocket Science Link

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  • Shropshire LEADER Local Development Strategy
    Shropshire LEADER Local Development Strategy
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    The aim of this project was to work collaboratively with transition Shropshire LEADER groups to develop a Local Development Strategy that ensures 100% rural coverage of Shropshire. There are areas of Shropshire that have never been covered by LEADER before and so a detailed consultation in these areas is necessary to ensure a representative and relevant LDS that effectively delivers an economically focused LEADER programme.

    The project delivered and LDS through an extensive process of options development and determination, based on the priorities identified in the evidence base analysis and tested through the consultation process.

    A key output of the project was to form a Shadow Local Area Group of key individuals who are representative of the area and are committed to the development of a forward looking LEADER programme.


    Commissioned by:

    DEFRA Link

    Funded by:

    LEADER Logo

    Partner Organisations:

    Rose Regeneration Link

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  • Ceredigion LEADER – Evaluation of the Cynnal y Cardi, Rural Development Plan Axis 4 delivery in Ceredigion
    Ceredigion LEADER – Evaluation of the Cynnal y Cardi, Rural Development Plan Axis 4 delivery in Ceredigion
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    To provide an evaluation of the Cynnal y Cardi Axis 4 projects in Ceredigion 2011-13;

    • Enhancing the Quality of Life in Ceredigion
    • Innovative Solutions to Childcare

    Cynnal y Cardi, the Local Action Group is a broad based local partnership covering all of rural Ceredigion with responsibility for development and delivery of the above two projects.  Cynnal y Cardi effectively works to the Adfywio Ceredigion Regeneration Partnership (ACR), which has acted as the umbrella body for Axis 3&4.

    Ceredigion identified two priority projects. Firstly, a broad based quality of life measure and secondly a project focused on childcare as a key tool in addressing worklessness.  Effectively targeted support for childcare can make a significant contribution to enabling adults, particularly women, to access the employment market.

    The project will provide an evaluation Report including key learning points, Forward Look, Case Studies, SROI assessment and Recommendations to inform LEADER  Local Development Strategy 2015-2020.


     

    Funded by:

    LEADER Logo

    Contracted by:

    Ceredigion County Council Link

    Partner Organisations:

    Rose Regeneration Link  Rocket Science Link

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  • Cheshire LEADER Local Development Strategy
    Cheshire LEADER Local Development Strategy
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    Our Cheshire LEADER Local Development Strategy is as follows:

    Consultation – contribute to the development of the stakeholder list of individuals and organisations, devise and hold a programme of stakeholder events (taking account of the increased emphasis for the new LEADER programme on jobs and growth), gather project opportunities and ideas, provide an overview of the LEADER approach and the issues linked to its mobilization.

    Evidence – collate the evidence arising from the evaluation, capture the main priorities for investment, gather the key messages arising, shape the evidence at sub-authority priority level.

    LDS Compilation – write up the results for inclusion in the LDS, make raw data available, contribute to the completion of the LDS.


    Commissioned by:

    DEFRA Link

    Funded by:

    LEADER Logo

    Partner Organisations:

    Rose Regeneration Link  Rocket Science Link

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  • Dumfries and Galloway LEADER Evaluation
    Dumfries and Galloway LEADER Evaluation
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    A review of the current Dumfries and Galloway LEADER Programme 2008-13:

    • an assessment of the delivery of the current programme to identify:
      • examples of good practice
      • key areas of success, challenges in programme delivery and how they are overcome
      • how challenges have not been overcome and why
      • the impact/difference LEADER funded projects have made
      • reasons for success across themes/geographical area
    • an assessment of the wider EU and national policy context within which Dumfries and Galloway LEADER operates
    • an assessment of LEADER’s strategic fit with key regional strategies and the Community Planning Partnership
    • a commentary on how LEADER can link most effectively with other EU and national funding streams
    • a shortlist of draft priorities for the Dumfries and Galloway LEADER 2014-2020 programme based on the findings of the preceding elements of this commission.
    • an identification of potential LEADER/Local Action Group structures for the delivery of the LEADER 2014-2020 programme in Dumfries and Galloway e.g. use of:
    • Strategic Local Action Group

    Thematic Local Action Groups


    Funded by:

    LEADER Logo

    Contracted by:

    Dumfries and Galloway Council Link  Rocket Science Link

    Partner Organisations:

    Rocket Science Link  Rose Regeneration Link

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  • Research, Technological Development & Innovation priorities for the Marches
    Research, Technological Development & Innovation priorities for the Marches
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    This report was prepared by Catalys and Innovative Futures Research to identify where The Marches should target its support for Smart Specialisation.  The work was commissioned by Shropshire Council on behalf of The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership on 15th August 2013 to assist in developing The Marches Smart Specialisation priorities, feeding into the submission to BIS in early October 2013.

     The findings and priorities identified are to be fed into the work to be undertaken by an external consultant who will be assisting in the development of the Marches LEP EU investment Strategy (EIS).

    Key activities undertaken included:

    Identification of relevant studies and data sources to help build an evidence base towards the EU investment Strategy

    • Analysis of current research and innovation programmes and initiatives including barriers to development and opportunities in relation to their activity, relevance and impact within the Marches, including EU, TSB and other relevant initiatives.
    • Identification of R&I exemplar projects from across the EU that could be replicated in the Marches, including some where private sector investment is used creatively as match for EU funding.
    • Assessment of the relevance of emerging Regional and National strategies and programmes to the Marches LEP and businesses.
    • Undertake a SWOT analysis for the Marches LEP to inform the regional SMART Specialisation (RIS3) Strategy.
    • Develop a selection of priorities including project briefs for each of the priorities to feed into the Marches LEP EU investment Strategy
    • Consider what barriers to development exist for specific interventions and recommend areas of research and feasibility.
    • Undertake engagement with stakeholders.
    • Align identified priorities with the Marches LEP Growth Plan.

    Funded by:

    esif sml

    Contracted by:

    Marches LDP Link

    Partner Organisations:

    intelligence foundation sml

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  • Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Smart Specialisation Framework
    Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Smart Specialisation Framework
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    This report was prepared by Catalys and Innovative Futures Research (IFR commissioned by Cornwall Council on behalf of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership to assist in developing the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Smart Specialisation Framework,

    The brief requested assistance in completion of Steps 1, 3 and 4 of Guidance for the development of Smart Specialisation Frameworks. The Framework is a necessary pre-requisite for the release of funding for

    research, development and innovation within the next EU Strategic and Investment Fund (SIF) strategies being prepared by Local Enterprise Partnerships. Steps 1, 3 and 4 address

    • Step 1 – Analysis of the regional context and potential for innovation
    • Step 3 – Development of an overall vision for the future of the region
    • Step 4 – Identification of priorities

    Catalys/IFR was commissioned to review the work undertaken to date and to test the realism of the areas identified for Smart Specialisation. This has been done through:

    • review of existing documents already developed by the LEP Innovation Working Group,
    • further research and development work, which included: Review of global emerging market opportunities. A particular requirement of the brief was to scope global emerging market opportunities and whether smart specialisation priorities for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly could open up global markets to local businesses.
    • Use of the innovation ecosystem functional model and review of potential smart specialisation priorities against this
    • Assessment of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly (C&IoS)
    • innovation context using innovation metrics and the innovation functional model
    • Use of the innovation value chain (IVC) concept
    • Assessment of C&IoS innovation support assets and current Convergence funded projects against the IVC and the functional model discussions with key stakeholders on the Innovation Working Group and Board.

    Funded by:

    esif sml

    Contracted by:

    conrwall & scilly LEP sml

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  • Introducing Community Led Local Development to Croatia’s Fisheries Programmes
    Introducing Community Led Local Development to Croatia’s Fisheries Programmes
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    Catalys was commissioned by UNDP to provide a practical guidance on the introduction of CLLD to the Croatia fisheries programmes; also known as FLAGs. The study included desk research into Croatia’s fisheries sector, comparative analysis, case studies and consultation with national, regional and local stakeholders. It concluded that CLLD and FLAGs could play a significant role in the introduction of the Common Fisheries Policy to the EU’s newest state. The report included an Action plan and implementation model.

    Funded by:

    government of the netherlands

    Contracted by:

    UNDP Croatia


    Download Publication:

    pdf  Fisheries_sector_24052013

    Study Report of the Project Preparing Croatia for the introduction of the Community Led Local Development in the Fisheries Sector.

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  • Building capacity in BiH Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Regeneration
    Building capacity in BiH Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Regeneration
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    This project was designed for building on the successes of the 08 – 09 project and provided targeted assistance in the development of the state level Ministry of Agriculture, in particular building capacity in MOFTER (Sector for Agriculture, Food, Forestry and Rural Development – SAFFRD).   It focused on the improvement of National and Entity level strategic planning and implementation for rural development; in order to promote economically balanced rural development across BiH.  It was delivered through a diverse set of outputs; training, policy development, coaching and advisory work.

    Staff were mentored so that they better understood the concept of Rural Development and the need to build strong and diverse rural economies. Training Plans are developed and the BiH trainers have developed skills for delivering Rural Development training courses.  Coaching and advisory work was based on the training topics and provided best practice models based on EU Member State experiences.

    In addition the project supported the development of the Rural Development Working Group as well as study trips to Hungary and the UK to show best practice in Rural Development in new and old EU Member States.


    Commissioned By:

    Bosnia and Herzegovinia 137x26

    Funded by:

    UKGOV 137x26

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