• 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


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    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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  • Appraisal of the proposed cooperation between Serbia and Sweden on preparations and implementation of the Environmental Approximation Strategy.
    Appraisal of the proposed cooperation between Serbia and Sweden on preparations and implementation of the Environmental Approximation Strategy.
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    Background – The Government of Serbia adopted the Environmental Approximation Strategy (NEAS) for membership in the EU in March 2012. This strategy will form the basis for accession negotiations in connection with the Chapter 27 (environment).

    The Serbian Ministry for Energy, Development and Environmental Protection, MEDEP, (earlier Ministry for Environment and Spatial Planning) and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) were considering a two-year cooperation on capacity building for environmental accession negotiations.  SIDA required an external assessment of the proposed cooperation and its proposed areas of focus; i.e., support to development of the Directive Specific Implementation Plans, preparation of position paper and related documentation.

     Objective

    To support Sida in the assessment of the proposal and specifically provide guidance on what issues to address to MEDEP and SEPA during the coming agreement discussions.


    Commissioned By:

    sida

    Funded by:

    SIDA Logo

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  • Strategic analysis for Rural Development – Targeting gaps and opportunities
    Strategic analysis for Rural Development – Targeting gaps and opportunities
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    Building on the successes of the two previous UK Government funded projects in Bosnia; this project was designed to further improve skills and collaboration among the ministries responsible for rural development (State level, Republic of Srpska, Federation and Brčko District) to ensure delivery of rural development accession obligations.

    Component 1 – Training: A programme for state and entity institutions with focus on the Instruments for Pre-Accession Rural Development (IPARD) and accession requirements.  The Training commenced with an Assessment to identify the key officials with responsibility for delivery of key accession obligations and their Training Needs. The project set its skills baseline using a tailored competency based training needs analysis (TNA) framework. The assessment was agreed with senior decision makers, to ensure that those to receive training are clearly identified and have support to complete the training.  The project then delivered two programmes:

    • Intensive training for key staff, focused on:
    1. Module 1: Strategy development essentials, tools and techniques, the importance of evidence, sources and quality assurance, approaches to analysis, survey design.
    2. Module 2: Stakeholder involvement, consultation approaches, publicity & communication in strategy development
    3. Module 3: Strategy monitoring, evaluation, review and roll forward

    d.         Review and feedback – the degree to which training has been embedded and trainees are progressing was measured using a Kirkpatrick skills evaluation methodology.

    • Awareness raising training: One module to cover the above topics for wider stakeholders;

    Component 2 – Coaching & mentoring: 

    • All those attending the training will be asked to sign up for follow up activities structured around a coaching and mentoring programme.

    Component 3 – Delivery of Key Strategic documents – focused on the development of deliverable harmonised Rural Development measures in RS, Federation and BD

    Component 4 – Communication and collaboration practice among ministries strengthened.

    • The establishment of an Action Learning Set: A group is proposed for the key RD practitioners to work together on practical “real life” RD problems; which participants will bring to the group. Typically such groups work best with external facilitation and the project will support its set up and meetings during 2011/12. The sessions offered an opportunity for trainees to demonstrate how the learnt skills are being applied in their everyday work.
    • Improved RD state-level and inter-entity networking:
    • Reviewed effectiveness of Rural Development Working Group and worked with Mofter to develop new structure.
    • RD practitioners’ network, assessment of needs and opportunities which we will review in the light of the Action Learning Set

    Commissioned By:

    Bosnia and Herzegovinia 137x26

    Funded by:

    UKGOV 137x26

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  • Rural Development and Energy policy training for public sector staff in Serbia
    Rural Development and Energy policy training for public sector staff in Serbia
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    Provided 2 separate courses to support the development of Rural Development and Energy capacity in Serbian institutions:

    Rural Development – Comprehensive training programme supported by online learning platform delivered to over 100 professionals from state, regional and local levels.  The training provided a thorough grounding in the development of EU agricultural and rural policy, CAP 2014-20, strategy, programme and project development, communication, stakeholder analysis and partnership development.  The programme was supported by comprehensive set of practical examples, background reading and post-course assessment.

    Energy policy training – The training programme was delivered to over 100 practitioners from state, regional and local levels.  The course material focused on the development and focus of EU energy policy, the EU 202020 strategy framework and the importance of stakeholder management and engagement.  The programme was supported by comprehensive set of practical examples, background reading and post-course assessment.


    Commissioned By:

    seio

    Funded by:

    government of the netherlands

    Partner Organisations:

    Belgrade Open School Logo

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