Projects

 

Slow Fish Caribbean: consolidating models of conservation and sustainable consumption in areas of interest to Slow Food

August 2020

Client

Slow Fish Caribe

Purpose

Catalys has provided technical assistance in the evaluation of Slow Fish Caribbean’s movement to consolidate models of conservation and sustainable consumption in Slow Food’s areas of interest. This project promotes the conservation of the biodiversity of Caribbean coastal ecosystems and coral reefs, consolidating good practices for the sustainable use of food resources in protected areas.

 

The project has been implemented by Slow Food in conjunction with various collaborating entities in the Caribbean. 

 

Catalys has worked with Slow Fish Caribe in an effort to influence public policies to encourage decision-making bodies to adopt more sensitive initiatives towards local products.

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‘Upland Arboretum’
Feasibility Study

February 2020

Client

Upland Arboretum

Purpose 

Catalys conducted a report for Upland Arboretum to establish the feasibility of cross-sector working to develop forestry, farming, tourism and community resilience in the Hafod region...

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Evaluation of South East Europe Sustainable Energy Project (SEESEP) 2012-2016

October 2016

Client

South-East Europe Sustainable Energy Project (SEESEP)

 

Purpose

South-East Europe Sustainable Energy Project (SEESEP), composed of 17 Civil Society Organisation...

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Table for Nine Billion: promoting Europe’s role in growing food and climate justice worldwide​

​August 2018

Client

Oxfam Italia – Table for Nine Billion: promoting Europe’s role in growing food and climate justice worldwide

Purpose

Catalys was commissioned to undertake final evaluation of the EC DEAR project, Table for Nine Billion: promoting Europe’s role in growing food and climate justice worldwide. We produced two reports of the evaluation; a full report which encapsulates the key achievements of the project; and a summary report of the conclusions drawn from the findings for a wider audience. Oxfam Italia required an external final evaluation, firstly to fulfil its obligations to the EC and secondly because the client and partners were keen to learn the lessons in key areas of the results achieved from March 2014 to February 2017...

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Fishing in the Lake
 
Evaluation of The Gwynedd and Anglesey Fisheries Local Action Group

August 2018

Client

The Gwynedd and Anglesey Fisheries Local Action Group

 

Purpose

We produced an evaluation for the Gwynedd and Anglesey Fisheries Local Action Group (GAFLAG), an innovative project that has successfully engaged with and united a diverse and eclectic group of individuals in the fishing sector in pursuit of improving the industry and its presence in the region. This project was implemented in conjunction with rural development agency...

 

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Slow Food LIFE Operating Grant 2016 -2017

August 2018

Client

Slow Food

Purpose

Catalys were commissioned to oversee the employment of evaluation framework for the Slow Food Operating Grant – LIFE-NGO-SGA-EASME-2016. The evaluation took place throughout 2017 and was composed of workshops, surveys, monitoring and analysis. From this, we observed the findings and consolidated them into a comprehensive report.

The purpose of this was to:...

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Final evaluation of the project Development of the ENV.net in West Balkan and Turkey: giving citizens a voice to...

August 2018

Client

ENV.net & punto.sud

Purpose

Catalys was commissioned by ENV.net to provide an objective and evidenced assessment and evaluation of the network’s outputs, impact and the process of delivery.

The ENV.net network was established to provide an open and constructive dialogue between environmental NGOs and national authorities in The Western Balkans and Turkey. This involved seeking to offer citizens the platform to influence...

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Shropshire LEADER Local Development Strategy

December 2014

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...

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

July 2015

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 understanding of the Union and promoting intercultural engagement at the Union level...

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Ceredigion LEADER – Evaluation of the Cynnal y Cardi, Rural Development Plan Axis 4 delivery in Ceredigion

December 2014

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...

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Evaluation of the Cardigan Bay Fisheries Local Action Group

February 2016

Client

Cardigan Bay FLAG 

 

Purpose

Evaluation of the Cardigan Bay Fisheries Local Action Group (CBFLAG). 

 

Our longstanding professional relationship with CBFLAG allowed us to meet the unique demands of this project and respond to our client’s specific requirements throughout the entire process.

 

We implemented a tried and tested methodology when conducting this evaluation for which the tools and survey framework have already been developed. 

 

In addition to this, our team of consultants used their deep and extensive knowledge of the local area from having undertaken a great number of projects and assignments in mid and north wales... 

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Dumfries and Galloway Local Development Strategy

January 2015

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...

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Day of the Region

October 2014

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...

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

October 2014

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’ societies.

In order to respond to the need of fully engaging civil society in the EU integration process, an overall strategy for supporting civil society has been...

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