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here:     Economic Aid to Developing Countries

2015

Support on EU Fundraising Strategy. Team leader (joint project with Gordana Lazarević), analysis of IPA II / IFI funding resources and implementation capacities for municipal infrastructure investments in the Western Balkans.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

2015

Organic Agriculture Support Initiative (OASI), Armenia. Design and preparation of project documents for a €3.3m delegated “pillar-assessed” EU ENPI project, implemented by ADA. Review of strategies and action plans, stakeholder workshop.
Austrian Development Agency (ADA).

2013

IFI Co-ordination – Western Balkans Investment Framework. Co-ordinator in charge of drafting a consortium TA proposal.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

2013

Fostering Sustainable Development in Montenegro. Internal review / evaluation of project results in line with DAC / OECD criteria. Project developed capacities of the Office for Sustainable Development (Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism) and supported ADA-funded activities in the country (which are being phased out).
Austrian Development Agency (ADA).

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)

2003 - 2004

Annual programming Phare 2004 and multi-annual programming Phare 2004-2006, Romania. Leader of a team of long and short-term experts supporting the Ministry of Public Finance, Bucharest. Adapatation of the Phare programming procedure to the multi-annual approach of the structural funds: Drafting of the multi-annual programming documents in the fields of agriculture, public administration and finance, minorities, environment, justice and border management. Furthermore, elaboration of the annual projects and the annual elements of the multi-annual projects for funding under Phare 2004. Along with the responsible Romanian director, final negotiations of the draft financing memorandum with DG Enlargement, signature of the Financing Memorandum in December 2004 (405 M€). Overall indicative budget of the multi-annual programmes: 1,240 M€.
Ministry of Public Finance, Bucharest; West Midlands Enterprise, Birmingham

2003

Multi-annual programming: Development of a framework for a strategic programme approach to Phare for the period 2004-2006. Strategy (programming document), methodology and tools to prioritise pre-accession funds (including selection criteria) and to align the Phare programming cycle with the multi-annual approach for Structural Funds. Amount 920 M€, of which 650 M€ Phare, document approved by the Phare Management Committee in December 2003.
Ministry of Finance of Bulgaria, Sofia; West Midlands Enterprise, Birmingham

2002

Feasibility study for the conversion of the border crossing areas Sezana and Vrtojba between Italy and Slovenia (Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ljubljana). Detailed regional analysis (approximately 100 interviews) and assessment of transport flows from and development plans of the ports of Rijeka, Koper, Triest and Monfalcone, as well as along the "Pontebbana" (Udine-Villach), the 5th corridor (east of Trieste) and the link Rijeka-Zagreb-Budapest. Description of potential logistics activities. Initiation and strengthening of cross-border co-operation between the Slovenian and Italian sides, particularly in the Trieste region. Investment proposal for two cross-border business incubators and innovation centres. Grants for these proposed projects have been approved by the European Commission from Phare-CBC funds.
West Midlands Enterprise, Birmingham

2002

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

2002

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

2001

Mid-term review of the EU Trade Development Programme (TDP) in Jamaica
West Midlands Enterprise, Birmingham

2001

Assessment of the SPP pilot project on a regional innovation and entrepreneurship network in Ida-Virumaa and South-East Estonia.
West Midlands Enterprise, Birmingham

2001

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

2001

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

2000

EU trade enhancement project, Dominican Republic. Simplification of export procedures and promotion of export-oriented investments
GTZ, Eschborn

2000

Trainer on urban reconversion, including historic old towns.
EURADA • CDR regional development agency, Setúbal/Portugal
With support from the cities of Kaiserslautern and Görlitz
and Reinhard Suhl project development, Mannheim

2000

Trainer on industrial reconversion
EURADA • PRIMUS development agency, Porto/Portugal
With support from regional development instiutions of the Palatinate

2000

Trainer on science and technology parks
EURADA • Agência de Desinvolvimento do Vale do Ave (Portugal)
With support from BIC Kaiserslautern and Institute for Micro-Technology, Mainz

1999 - 2000

Mid-term evaluation of Indian Ocean Integrated Regional Trade Development Programme
  • Assessment of programme impact on the private sector,
  • Strategy workshop,
  • Proposals for programme adaptation
EU • Integration, Frankfurt • ECDPM, Maastricht

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

1999

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

1998

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

1997

Assessment of consulting needs of tourism enterprises in the Sochi region (Russian Federation)
  • Workshop on regional development strategies
Tacis Enterprise Support Centres • GOPA, Bad Homburg

1997

Tourism potential analysis in eight voivodships in north-eastern Poland. World Bank project identification mission
GRF Tourismusplanung, Eppstein • GOPA, Bad Homburg

1997

Preparation of technical co-operation projects
  • Pilot project for municipal refuse collection in Poland (KfW)
  • Reduction of fluoro-chlorocarbons in China (Montreal Protocol, with German Federal ministries and GTZ)
  • Export promotion of German environmental technologies (DLR)
  • Pilot project for technology transfer to China of clean combustion technologies (China • UFO-Plan)
ITUT, Leipzig

1996 - 1997

Tourism concept for Mecklenburg-West Pomerania
  • Technical porposal and project co-ordination,
GOPA, Bad Homburg • GRF Tourismusplanung, Eppstein

1996 - 1997

Development concept for the town of Malchin
  • Technical proposal, company interviews and SWOT
GOPA, Bad Homburg

1996

Investment promotion concept for Dessau
  • Technical proposal (project awarded)
GOPA, Bad Homburg • Identität & Image, Eggenfelden





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