• Day of the Region
    Day of the Region
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    Day of the Region is an innovative project inspired by a similar project ‘Dag van de Regio’ carried out by Groningen LAG in the Netherlands. This transnational approach to project delivery and drawing on examples of good practice in Europe is a defining feature of this project.

    The project aims to showcase, celebrate and raise awareness of existing community activities through volunteer run community events. The project was managed by a Project Officer and steered by LAG members, other partner organisations and members of the community. A total of 22 communities were engaged in the project (including the pilot) over a period of 3 years.

    This project forms a significant part of the Dumfries & Galloway LEADER programme and, significantly, it has been steered and managed by the LAG. Whilst the LEADER programme has been subject to its own evaluation process, it is important to evaluate this project within the context of the wider programme and its aims.

    The purpose of this evaluation was:

    •  To carry out an assessment of the delivery of the Day of the Region Project
    • To undertake engagement with a range of participants in order to establish their experience of Day of the region
    • To provide an assessment of the wider EU, national and policy context within which the Day of the Region would fit with the Dumfries and Galloway LEADER 2014-2020 programme based on the findings of this commission
    • To identify structures for the delivery of the Day of the Region in the new LEADER 2014-2020 programme in Dumfries and Galloway

     

    Commissioned by:

    Dumfries and Galloway Council Link

    Funded by:

    LEADER Logo

    Partner Organisation:

    Rose Regeneration Link


    Download Publication:

    pdf Day of the Region Summary Evaluation Report 2014 (final)

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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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  • Equality Impact Assessment for Ireland Wales Outdoor Tourism Project
    Equality Impact Assessment for Ireland Wales Outdoor Tourism Project
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    Catalys was commissioned to undertake an Equality Impact Assessment for the INTERREG IVA funded Outdoor Tourism Project. The project involved desk research which revealed that this is a relatively under researched area and would benefit from greater attention. The project also involved consultation with project partners and stakeholders, representing both the providers and users. The project produced an Equality Impact Assessment for the project, an Action Plan for its implementation, as well as a monitoring tool.

    Funded by:

    Interreg

    Contracted by:

    kildare cc 137x26


    Download Publications:

    pdf Equality Assessment Outdoor Tourism Project Final Report

     

    “The primary purpose of the outputs from this study is to inform policy and influence a new approach to equality within the Outdoor Tourism sector. The report will inform the subsequent authorities and agencies involved in providing and promoting outdoor tourism in the Irish and Welsh context.”

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  • Comparison of Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina Rural Development funding absorption
    Comparison of Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina Rural Development funding absorption
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    Catalys supported the Bosnia & Herzegovina NGO – Green Council – in the the development of a policy paper that identified the pros and cons of establishing a state level Agriculture Ministry. Catalys input focused on a comparison of the relative rates of absorption of IPARD funds.

    Funded by:

    usaid

    Contracted by:

    Green Council.org


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    pdf Comparison of Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina rural development funding absorption

     

    “The immediate post war period was dominated by physical reconstruction, with the EU’s support to the former Yugoslav states up to 2000 totalling €5.5bn; nearly half of which was allocated to Bosnia alone – €2.16bn1 . The SAP was first proposed in 1999 as a means to create a path towards accession for all countries in the region; it included 5 countries (Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, FYR Macedonia and Serbia/Montenegro) and whilst it was acknowledged that each country had its own specific circumstances, the expectation was that all should be able to make broadly similar progress towards candidacy and accession”

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