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Consultancy Services  

I provide the following services on a consultancy basis:

  • Community consultations, feasibility studies; business planning and project development; 
  • Evaluations of EU Structural Funds Programmes (with a particular specialism in sustainable development issues) and other rural and regional development programmes;
  • Sustainable development policy advice and analysis for the public, private and not-for-profit sectors;
  • Assistance in developing and writing bids for external funding from European and other sources;
  • 'Plain English' briefings and analysis on aspects of regional development and environmental policy.  

Current and Recent Projects

Examples of my current and recent consultancy projects include the following:

  • Evaluation of EU European Territorial Co-operation Programmes (EU Programme for Peace and Reconcilliation (PEACE III) Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland; Ireland Wales Programme) for the European Commission in association with ADE Consulting;
  • Consultancy Services on Sustainable Development and Structural Funds Programmes for the Lithuanian Ministry of Finance in association with European Training Centre Paris;  
  • Feasibility Study regarding Community Buyout of Great Bernera Estate, Isle of Lewis for the Great Bernera Community Development Trust;  
  • Feasibility Study regarding Community Buyout of Barvas Estate, Isle of Lewis for Barvas Estate Area Trust; 
  • Mainstreaming Environmental Sustainability in Scotland's 2014-20 European Structural and Investment Funds Programmes for Scottish Natural Heritage in association with IDEAction, Tim Birley Consultancy and Alan Speedie Associates;
  • Evaluation of the European Observation Network for Territorial Development and Cohesion (ESPON) for the European Commission in association with ADE Consulting;
  • Relevance and Effectiveness of ERDF and Cohesion Policy support for Islands, Mountainous and Sparsely Populated Regions for the European Commission in association with ADE Consulting;
  • Developing a European Funding Strategy for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.