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Our expertise

Economic development

Strong capacity in all relevant areas from research and evidence, strategy formation, programming, implementation & communication, with particular strengths in EU Funded programme development, EU Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) Innovation strategy development and labour market analysis.

Regional development

Our experts have a wide range of regeneration, regional development policy and practical experience, drawn from EU, accession states and Less Developed Countries. Our experts have a particular expertise in multi-fund environments, community and stakeholder engagement and involvement of the private sector.

Rural development

Rural Development is a core strength of the Catalys team, with decades of experience of all levels of rural development, from practical project implementation to advising ministers. We have designed, run and evaluated rural development programmes and LEADER programmes and have substantial experience of all aspects of Rural Development Programmes.


We provide Sustainability auditing, organisational strategy and visioning; as well as policy framework development, procedures and processes for delivering more sustainable outcomes.  Our services include technical support for life-cycle project or product impact assessment, carbon foot-printing, carbon accounting, strategy and practical measures for Sustainable Production and Consumption, sustainable procurement and waste management towards establishing a circular economy.

Stakeholder engagement

Meaningful stakeholder engagement is critical to the success of projects, regardless of size. We promote early stakeholder involvement, to promote understanding and to reduce (uninformed) opposition. Our experience is that projects are improved by such input, contributing to project success and in certain circumstances to Corporate Social Responsibility.


We have substantial marine and fisheries expertise and experience of fishing community engagement. We have experience of national and local level fishery programmes. Our experts have a strong understanding of the funding and delivery mechanisms for fisheries policy, including EFF/EMFF, CLLD and FLAG development and evaluation.


National, regional and local tourism development strategies, tourism in protected areas, green tourism, events-led tourism and cultural tourism development, destination management planning and marketing


Diverse expertise including Net Zero Carbon reduction, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.


Broad based expertise including both engineering and strategy for water quality, water supply, water and flood management in arid and temperate conditions, including water foot-printing and support.

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