Thomas Pornschlegel

Fields of Work





Survey by Fields of Work
here:     Promotion of Small and Medium Sized Companies

2012 - 2013

Support to IPA Component I Programming 2012-2013. Team Leader, strengthening capacities of the NIPAC office in performance of quality control of Project Indicative Fiches / Project Fiches and Sector Indicative Fiches / Sector Fiches (ao transport, justice). Elaboration of a checklist, hands-on work, mentoring, log frame workshops with SPOs and NIPAC staff on structuring and finalising sector and project fiches for two programming years (worth approx €100m). Training and procedural recommendations for the NIPAC office and the EU Delegation.
Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegowina, MDF Training and Consultancy, Ede (The Netherlands).

2010 - 2012

Institutional development and strategic support to the regional development agency for Bjelasica, Komovi and Prokletije (covering six municipalities in the north-east of Montenegro) - capacity assessment of agency and municipal staff, support to municipalities with applications for EU grant funds, regional analysis and joint development of strategic focus, support with co-ordination, detailed design and implementation of a €1m Austrian Development Co-operation grant scheme, advice to the Ministry of Economy on the decentralisation strategy.
Regional Development Agency for Bjelasica, Komovi and Prokletije; Berane and Kolašin, Montenegro (under Austrian Development Co-operation funding)


Team leader, technical assistance for programming of approx €80m under IPA 2009 Component 1 for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ao SME competitiveness / enterprise zones, credit guarantee scheme, major roads and railway upgrading projects, hydropower, statistics, economic planning. Project fiche writing guidelines, training on PF writing and log frames, hands-on support.
European Commission Delegation to BiH / Directorate for European Integration. Contractor: HTSPE / Euro-Trends


Workshops on and formulation of the Phare 2003 project fiches (Estonia, Ministry of Finance)
West Midlands Enterprise, Birmingham


Review of the Phare ESC 2002 project fiches (Estonia, Ministry of Finance)
West Midlands Enterprise, Birmingham


Study on the second phase of the Tartu Science Park and on networking of innovation centres. The investment proposals have been implemented.
West Midlands Enterprise, Birmingham


Mid-Term Evaluation, EU Asia-Invest Programme
WM Global Partners

2000 - 2001

Programming of Phare 2001 Structural and Cohesion Funds in Bulgaria (team leader)
  • Access roads to sites with tourism potential
  • Establishment of tourism products linked to the reconstruction of cultural monuments
  • Six high-tech incubators
  • SME support programme (advisory services and production technology grants)
  • Social inclusion and training measures
  • Institutional development projects with several ministries
West Midlands Enterprise, Birmingham


Co-operation project of "First Class Industrial Parks" in Sweden, Germany, Estonia and Latvia.
  • Establishment of contacts between former military airbases,
  • Concept for a networking project,
  • identification of funding opportunities and application for EU funds, funding from Interreg III B approved.
Söderhamns Komun • Projekt Flygstaden (Sweden);
with support from the Ministry of the Interior, Rhineland-Palatinate, Mainz (Germany)

1999 - 2000

EU-Accession Pilot Project Tapa and Paldiski regions, Estonia
  • Regional analyses,
  • Strategy workshops,
  • Feasibiltiy studies for conversion of former military bases into industrial/logistics/technology parks,
  • Study trip to conversion projects in Hungary and Germany
EU-Phare • NEI, Rotterdam • Integration, Frankfurt


Regional analysis and feasibility study for rehabilitating communal infrastructures in the National Park Bojormi/ Kharagauli (Georgia)
KfW, Francfort

1999 - 2000

EU-Accession Pilot Project Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen County, Hungary
  • Regional development
EU-Phare • West Midlands Enterprise, Birmingham


Regional development study Jiu Valley, Romania
  • Development strategies,
  • Tourism,
  • Public work programmes,
  • New industrial activities
  • Use of pre-accession funds, investment priorities
EU-Phare • West Midlands Enterprise, Birmingham • Kienbaum, Düsseldorf

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