• Consulting Projects

    We undertake projects at all stages of the project cycle across our areas of expertise, from formal evaluations and national delivery programmes to capacity building and feasibility studies; working from national policy to grass roots implementation.  Much of our work is undertaken through projects commissioned directly by clients according to their detailed specifications.   Examples of…

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  • Training

    Catalys is a learning organisation, undertaking training in a wide range of topics, from EU funding, Project Cycle Management and policy issues such as regional development and energy policy.  We have developed and delivered over 20 training courses, which have been delivered in a number of international environments.  We are always pleased to develop new…

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  • Summer School

    We run an international summer school each year in Croatia.  The summer school is run in conjunction with the European Policy Information Centre and has run successfully since 2003.  Topics include Local Economic Development; Introduction to European Institutions; European Monetary Union and Rural Development.  The next course will take place in Zadar in June 2015.

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  • 3rd Catalys LEADER & Local Development Summer School – Zadar Croatia
    3rd Catalys LEADER & Local Development Summer School – Zadar Croatia

    The Catalys LEADER and Local Development Summer School will now take place at a date later in the year.  The course has proved popular with partners and we now have two new partners: European Education Forum – will support the programme through the Europe for Citizens Programme, which encourages citizens’ participation in the European Union, by developing…

  • Igor’s travels – Poland’s lessons for Rural Development
    Igor’s travels – Poland’s lessons for Rural Development

    Nelson Mandela famously said the journey of a million miles starts with a single step.  It is with this spirit that Catalys launched its bursary scheme in 2015. Igor Ilić, from Čoka in North East Serbia, the first to be awarded the bursary, will be setting out at midnight to visit Świętokrzyskie Voivodship to be a guest…

  • Dumfries and Galloway Local Development Strategy
    Dumfries and Galloway Local Development Strategy

    The following tasks were required for delivery of this commission: 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…

  • Shropshire LEADER Local Development Strategy
    Shropshire LEADER Local Development Strategy

    The aim of this project was to work collaboratively with transition LEADER groups in Shropshire 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…

  • Day of the Region
    Day of the Region

    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…

  • Balkan CSOs – Mid-term Review of Partnership Programmes for Civil Society Organisations
    Balkan CSOs – Mid-term Review of Partnership Programmes for Civil Society Organisations

    Since the Enlargement Strategy 2007-2008, civil society development has been a reform priority in the EU agenda of enlargement. The objective has been to strengthen the role of civil society in the democratisation and reconciliation process while also supporting better communication of enlargement processes and mutual understanding between EU Member States and the candidate countries’…

  • Cheshire LEADER Local Development Strategy
    Cheshire LEADER Local Development Strategy

    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…

  • Equality Training
    Equality Training

      Design and delivery of and Equality Training programme aimed at Outdoor Tourism Providers. The programme is comprised of the following components: Why equality? Is thinking about equality and inclusion a burden or an opportunity? Introductory session to tee up the issues and introduce the approach to be followed; Elements that challenge the perception that…

  • Cardigan Bay FLAG Evaluation
    Cardigan Bay FLAG Evaluation

    An evaluation of the Cardigan Bay Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG).  The FLAG has been supported through the “Animation, Communication and Evaluation Project”, which has an investment value of £108,359 and is funded through the Welsh EFF programme 2007-13. This evaluation will: Provide an objective and evidenced assessment of the FLAG’s outputs, impact and the…

  • Dumfries and Galloway LEADER Evaluation
    Dumfries and Galloway LEADER Evaluation

    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…

  • Croatia LAG training
    Croatia LAG training

    This project provided programme, materials and lectures for the seminar ‘LAGs as engines of development in rural areas’ for the representatives of 30 LAGs. The seminar programme focussed on the role of LAGs in local development, why policy-makers focus on local development and how each LAG can become its own pole or hub of good…

  • Research, Technological Development & Innovation priorities for the Marches
    Research, Technological Development & Innovation priorities for the Marches

    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…

  • Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Smart Specialisation Framework
    Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Smart Specialisation Framework

    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…

  • Equality Impact Assessment for Ireland Wales Outdoor Tourism Project
    Equality Impact Assessment for Ireland Wales Outdoor Tourism Project

    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…

  • Strategic analysis for Rural Development – Targeting gaps and opportunities
    Strategic analysis for Rural Development – Targeting gaps and opportunities

    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…

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