We have made innovative contributions in the following projects
Participation in a strategic partnership with PREMIERE with the aim of promoting the preparation of multi-actor proposals for the Horizon Europe program. The associated tasks involve linking various actors and PREMIERE, working with political leaders and executive agencies at all levels to innovate in governance, as well as supporting both current and potential future collaborators (2023-2027).
GUIDE TO BIOECONOMY FOR LOCAL ENTITIES
Development of a Bioeconomy Strategies Guide that provides an introduction to concepts, practical cases, and methodologies for the full use of various European opportunities available to local entities in the context of the bioeconomy.
ACCIÓ COUPONS FOR ADVICE ON EUROPEAN PROGRAMS
CDAP, NOVACT, Paisatges Vius
Advising various Catalan entities on participation in the European research and innovation program Horizon Europe and other programs such as ERASMUS+, CERV, etc. Financed through ACCIÓ – Generalitat de Catalunya Coupons.
GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE STRATEGY OF CATALONIA
Coordination of foundational work for the Green Infrastructure of Catalonia.
SUPPORT IN THE PREPARATION OF LIFE Natura-Governança d’Innovació IN THE CUSTODY OF THE TERRITORY PROPOSAL
General advisory and drafting of the General Concept section for a LIFE Nature-Governance proposal on land stewardship.
ADVICE ON EUROPEAN ALLIANCES
COMMUNICATION AND POLICY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INTERREG EUROPE PROJECT – PROGRESS (Ecosystem Services and Public Policies)
Communication tasks in policy development and decision-making. Management and dynamism of communication tools (web, newsletter, XXSS), preparation of positioning documents, infographics and videos, and specialized advice to project partners (2020-2023).
WORKSHOP ON CO-CREATION OF OPPORTUNITIES IN LOCAL SUSTAINABILITY ACTIONS FOR THE CIBA – LIFE 2022 PROJECT
Council of Santa Coloma de Gramenet
Morning workshop for exploring and co-creating ideas for activities in the 2022 LIFE Circular Economy grants call, aimed at guiding the transformation of La CIBA, a women’s empowerment entrepreneurship center towards a sustainable building. Evaluation of key elements of the LIFE proposal, potential European partners, and specific actions to include in the proposal. Final report at the end of the session and structuring of the proposal.
2027 STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE NATURE STEWARDSHIP PLATFORM
Formulation of the 2023-2027 Strategy for the Territory Custody Platform of the Biodiversity Foundation. Creation of a new framework for shared work and strategic objectives that allow to respond to the new demands identified in the field of territory custody in Spain, as well as to promote custody initiatives and strengthen the entities responsible for its management.
FINANCING STRATEGY FOR FUNDACIÓ ASSUT
FRECT (Foro de Redes y Entidades de Custodia del Territorio)
Co-creation of a strategic roadmap for fundraising for Fundació Assut aimed at its board of trustees and technical team. Project supported by the Urban Custody Program FRECT/Ecoembes.
ANALYSIS AND PREPARATION OF EUROPEAN FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Exploration of possible avenues for European participation and financing for development activities within the foundation. Advisory on fund participation and planning for their application with quality and a chance for success.
PROJECT i+EI. INNOVATION AND EMPLOYMENT IN INSERTION COMPANIES
Grouping of Insertion Companies in Catalonia
Network co-creation and drafting of a proposal with the aim of promoting collaborative innovation by 7 socio-cultural inclusion enterprises in Catalonia. Development of a comprehensive intervention model and creation of a detailed work plan for the implementation of the initiative within the framework of Next Generation EU financing.
STRATEGIC DEFINITION OF THE “ONE HEALTH” PRINCIPLES APPLIED TO A SME
Analysis of fit and opportunities to reinforce messages in favour of the “One Health” concept in the company’s activity and dissemination. Definition of key messages and proposals to include environmental, animal and human health in different physical and digital materials.
PROGRAM MANAGER OF THE SOCIETY OF ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION-EUROPE (part-time)
Management and dynamization of SERE’s activity; communication tools (website, newsletter, social networks); activity planning, fundraising and alliances; strategic support to the board (2020-2022).
ANALYSIS, COMPARISON STUDIES, AND PLAN OF SPONSORSHIP OF OLD-GROWTH AND FORESTS TO NATURAL EVOLUTION IN CATALONIA
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
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
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
(Image: catamaran CAT CLEAN by ONA Safe&Clean)
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
(Images by Pascuum)
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
(Images 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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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)
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.