INNOVATION

We have made innovative contributions in the following projects

ANALYSIS, COMPARISON STUDIES, AND PLAN OF SPONSORSHIP OF OLD-GROWTH AND FORESTS TO NATURAL EVOLUTION IN CATALONIA

SÈLVANS Association
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Consultant in the drafting team of different studies of analysis and feasibility to create a Network of Forests in Natural Evolution / Old-growth Forests in Catalonia:  Coordination and co-writing of thematic reports with experts in forest ecology and carbon sink, and in the water cycle; Identification of international good practices in financing conservation of forest to natural dynamics; sponsorship plan for the Sèlvans Network.

CONSULTANCY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NATURE AGENCY OF CATALONIA

DEPARTMENT OF TERRITORY AND SUSTAINABILITY
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Coordination of the definition of the conceptual and practical bases for the creation and implementation of the Nature Agency of Catalonia (ANACAT), provided for by Law 7/2020, Parliament of Catalonia. Secondly, as a collaboration with the consultant Mercè Jané, comparative study of the organization and operation of European nature conservation agencies (England, Scotland, France, Finland), with recommendations for ANACAT.

PARTNER SEARCH SUPPORT FOR EUROPEAN PROJECTS

SUBMON Association
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As in previous collaborations, this year we have facilitated the creation of a consortium for the “Study on Good Management Practices of Marine Natura 2000 in Europe”, winner in the tender with the European Commission. We have also accompanied in the search for partners for a Horizon 2020 Green Deal marine project.

ADVISING IN DEVELOPMENT OF EUROPEAN INNOVATION IN BLUE ECONOMY

ONA SAFE & CLEAN
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Permanent advise and accompany  to the company including: support in participating as partner in a H2020 proposal in marine litter; participation, organization of contacts and innovation report for BlueInvest 2020 (Brussels, february); preparation of a proposal to BEMED2020 innovation call for Mediterranean solutions to marine plastic litter.

INNOVATION COLLABORATION MISSION TO SCHUMACHER COLLEGE (UK)

 

COOPERATIVA COMPARTINT CONSCIÈNCIA

Logistic and technical organization of a 3-day visit to Schumacher College (Dartington Hall, Devon, UK), internationally acknowledged training institute on change and transformation; organised for the initiators of L’Orri, Centre de Consciencia dels Pirineus. Identification of partnership opportunities, collection of information on the daily running of the centre.

SET UP OF INNOVATION PROJECTS FOR THE CATALAN PASTURE ALLIANCE & PASCUMM

 

PASCUUM SCCL, 2020
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During the 1st semester we have completed the support started in 2019 to Pascuum, by preparing two innovation proposals to the Natural Areas call  (Pascuum) and to Carasso Foundation (Pasture Aliancel), and a general support to the project strategy.

TECHNICAL AND STRATEGIC DEFINITION OF THE NEW LABEL “EVERAMAsos” FOR SUSTAINABLE EVENTS

 

EVERAMA
(Imatges of EVERAMA communication materials based on our technical work)

Sustainability vector analysis for the company EVERAMA, dedicated to event organisation; definition of the protocol, with 20 criteria & procedures for sustainability. Writing of descriptive contents for the website, sustainability guide, and decalogue for attendants to events.

IDENTIFICATION OF SDG KEY CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE LACTIUM FAIR

 

SUSANNA MÉNDEZ

Sustainability advising for Susanna Méndez-Communication Consultant. Analysis of LACTIUM, a citizen oriented fair on artisanal cheese, regarding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations and development of iprovement proposals regarding the fair sustainability in relation to the 12 relevant SDG identified.

TRAINING IN ACCESS TO EUROPEAN FUNDS FOR MUNICIPAL ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIANS

Barcelona Provincial Council, 2016, 2017, 2019

Introductory session (4 hours) on the framework of the European institutions and the financing options for environmental projects and actions carried out by municipalities & local institutions.

GLOBAL ADVISING ON EUROPEAN FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ENVIRONMENT AREA

Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera

Continued support in the search for non-LIFE European funding opportunities for the Foundation’s Environment Area in the fields of agriculture and food. Comprehensive analysis, identification of calls, preparation of proposals, search for partners.

DEFINITION ON THE STRATEGY OF TWO SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL COOPERATIVES

Pascuum Coop / Sharing Consciousness Cooperative

Strategic consulting to the two cooperatives, dedicated to extensive livestock and pasture, and comprehensive training in identity and environmental reflection. Writing a basic strategic plan, support to meetings and strategic events, funding search, and visits to comparative experiences abroad.

TECHNICAL ORGANIZATION AND MODERATION OF THE “ROUND TABLE SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL ENTITIES AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY”

Vincles Foundation / SCEA

Round table under the program on Dialogues for Environmental Alliances, held on December 11. Selection of speakers, preparation of contents of the debate, proposal of conclusions – 10 proposals to advance, rotator of images of the speakers, support in the communication and diffusion of the event.

SUPPORT FOR THE PROCEDURE OF AMENDMENTS OF THE PROPOSAL OF LAW OF THE CATALAN NATURAL HERITAGE AGENCY

Department of Territory and Sustainability

Follow-up on the parliamentary amendments process, review of proposals for appearances, support for the definition of amendments, support and meetings with parliamentarians.

GUIDE ON OPPORTUNITIES FOR LAND STEWARDSHIP IN THE EUROPEAN FUNDS

Fundación Biodiversidad / Plataforma de Custodia del Territorio
2016

Guide aimed at land trusts and other agents related to land stewardship, to present the  2014-2020 programming of European funds and their potential applications to land stewardship. Three-part guide: European framework, catalog of funds and financial instruments (21 analyzed), and best practices for accessing European funds. Available on-line.

QUEBEC-LABRADOR FOUNDATION – 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONGRESS

Quebec-Labrador Foundation
(Massachusetts, USA)
2015

Local coordination of congress logistics, venues, accomodation, transport,… Congress held at La Pedrera, Hospital de Sant Pau & Sant Benet de Bages in November 2016.

Imatge: Greig Cranna, QLF.

PARTICIPATION IN THE DRAFTING OF HORIZON 2020 PROPOSAL – SOCIAL CHALLENGE 6 – INCLUSIVE SOCIETIES

GAINN Cooperative Innovation
2015

Participation in the writing team of the proposal and coordination with the partners for the Young-4-2015 call “Young people as a driver of social change”. Proposal managed by GAINN on behalf of a consortium of European organizations.

APOYO EN LA SOLICITUD DE FONDOS AL PROYECTO “MONTES DE SOCIOS Y CUSTODIA DEL TERRITORIO”

Forestry Association of Soria (ASFOSO)
2015

Support in the drafting of the technical and budgetary proposal to the 2015 Fundación Biodiversidad grants and, once the aid was secured, subsequent consulting work on social entrepreneurship opportunities in the Partner Mountains (in collaboration with Espai Tres).

PROJECT H2020 SEA CHANGE

Association Submon
2014

Search for partnership to access the European innovation project with 17 partners from different European projects. Partnership achieved in 2 months and project selected by the European Commission.

MASTER’S DEGREE IN PROTECTED NATURAL AREAS

Europarc-Spain
2014

Teaching. Introduction to land stewardship through role-play of contact with owners

BASELINE STUDY FOR THE DEFINITION OF A HABITAT CONSERVATION BANK SYSTEM IN CATALONIA

Generalitat of Catalunya
2014

Comparative analysis of nature conservation bank models on an international, national and Catalan level. Drafting of the proposal for regulatory compliance regulations in Catalonia. Network participatory sessions of technical and social agents; Innovative conservation mechanism for biodiversity

WORK GROUP ON OF HIGH NATURAL VALUE FARMING

European Commission (EIP Agri) – pro-bono project
2014

European group of experts to identify the keys to the viability and sustainability of farms located in places of special interest for nature.

STRATEGIC GUIDELINES FOR BUSINESS, SOCIAL AND EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT OF LAND STEWARDSHIP IN THE TUROLENSE MAESTRAZGO (ARAGÓN)

ADEMA (Maestrazgo Development Association, LAG)
2014

Technical visit and contact with ADEMA and the county social agents, and subsequent report of analysis and opportunities for innovation for this LEADER-LAG, with land stewardship as a backbone. Identification of opportunities for European and private financing, potential partners and development of Partnerships and networking.