Summary

With over 17 years working in local government, a further 7 in the NGO sector and a wealth of European project and partnership experience, I'm able to help navigate the murky waters between organisations that say they want the same thing but speak completely different languages.

 

Whether you need help in proving the value of diversity, investing in the natural envionment in an urban setting, engaging with young people on local democracy or anything in between, I can facilitate a constructive action plan.  I work across silos, sectors and cultures to deliver place relevant responses to the difficult issues faced in todays cities.

 

I can facilitate your workshops, events or training sessions to ensure full participation and personally owned results.

 

April 2017 - Intercultural Cities Event, Limassol Cyprus

May 2017 - Contributor to EU's Water Atlas for Europe

 

I am on the roster of Intercultural Cities Experts

I am an URBACT III Lead Expert

Officially validated to provide the following services to prospective networks:

  • Thematic expertise:
      -  Environmental Issues
      -  Active Inclusion of Target Groups

     
  • Design and delivery of transnational exchange and learning activities
     
  • Support to local authorities and other stakeholders in designing and delivering integrated and participatory policies

 

General European Project Management Skills

Project Management Services
Congratulations, your bid is successful, now comes the hard part.  I can offer assistance in one or all of the following areas
i) day to day project administration
ii) managing the project towards successful outputs and outcomes
iv) ongoing financial management to maximise the income and minimise the risk
v) management of the transnational partnership
vi) liaising with the relevant EU fund holders and national support agencies
vii) Monitoring and Evaluation – has your project done what it said it was going to?
viii) Report writing – from interim returns to the end of project report and brochure
 

EU Project Troubleshooting
i) coping when a partner or key member of staff leaves
ii) resolving unexpected financial problems

 

Project Development and Funding Analysis
i) what is your project idea?  What fund is most appropriate for your proposal?
ii) is the particularly fund right for your organisation?  What are the eligibility criteria?  What are the rules regarding staff costs?  What are the match funding requirements?  What is the payment schedule?
iii) initial assistance in finding transnational project partners looking to work within your project parameters (where appropriate).
 

Bid Writing Service
i) developing a clear project in line with the aims of the organisation
ii) completing a quality funding application within the criteria and timescales laid out by the funder.
iii) ensuring the organisation and project idea meet the technical requirements of the fund.
iv) liaising with national or EU fund holders and support agencies.
v) securing transnational project partners.
vi) developing a realistic budget and financial forecast

 

Proof Reading Services

If English is not your first language help is on hand to ensure you are saying what you want to in the right way.
Your Applications, Websites, Brochures and Reports all thoroughly checked and amended.