• Aidan Cerar

    Aidan is very well experienced in participation process design, management and implementation.

    Aidan has often applied participation methods to different contexts, from on street placemaking to design of the strategic documents. Most of his activities in terms of participation were related to mobility – diminishing the place for cars and supplying people with more places they can use, identify with and cocreate.

    Aidan was involved in preparation of placemaking mechanism Zunaj, established in the City of Ljubljana: https://ipop.si/en/2020/03/13/zunaj-are-small-local-actions/

    Aidan was in charge of the design and implementation of participation process for the design of Sustainable urban mobility plan of the City of Ljubljana.

    Available for Ad-hoc expertise missions
    aidan.cerar@ipop.si

    Expert can perform Ad hoc expertise missions at network and programme level in relation to:

     

    1. The design and delivery of (transnational) exchange and learning activities

     

    2. Thematic expertise:
    [Participative governance, Urban design]

     

    3. Methods and tools for integrated and participatory approaches:
    > Integrated and participatory design of strategies
    > Sustaining stakeholder engagement and translating strategies into actions"

  • Igor Kos

    I want to share my experience in circular economy development on local and regional level. EU has chosen with EU Green deal transition towards Circular economy as one of key development for future Europe and since this is not yet on level of development needed for systemic change to become day to day practice I want to help all those local and regional authorities and stakeholders to get on this path. They do not have to make all 'learning by doing it' experience as I did and with my help they could manage faster development of circular economy models for governence and for local businesses.
    Thru my work on EU level, regional and local level, presentations on conferences and implementation of EU funded projects in different programs I can offer range of experience for Urbact networks.

    I am active as European Climate Pact Ambassador and in CCRI pilot region Podravje.

    Available for Ad-hoc expertise missions
    ikgoosr@gmail.com

    Expert can perform Ad hoc expertise missions at network and programme level in relation to:

     

    2. Thematic expertise:
    > Circular economy

  • Klemen Strmšnik

    Klemen Strmšnik is a geographer with excellent understanding of natural and social processes and systems. He complements his extensive experience, gained while working on projects in Slovenia and abroad, with his outstanding communication skills and leadership capacities. He enjoys tackling new challenges, either in the field of environmental protection, efficient management, regional development and capacity building or in development and implementation of international projects.

    He is one of the leading Project Managers of a consultancy company ZaVita d.o.o. with over 15 years of experience in strategic planning, regional and rural development, environmental consulting, as well as implementation of EU funded projects in Slovenia, EU countries and the region of Western Balkans.

    He is a proven environmental expert and evaluator with international experience and a track record to prove it. As such, he was a team member of several international project teams, working on transposition and implementation of EU Directives in the region of Western Balkans, evaluations of Programmes linked to EU Structural Funds, Rural Development Fund and Cohesion Fund, as well as development and implementation of several EU funded projects in Danube, Adrion and URBACT transnational Programmes.

    He firmly believes that great things happen, if you say YES to new challenges and opportunities.

    Available for Lead Expert role and Ad-hoc expertise missions

    Expert can perform the Lead expert role and Ad hoc expertise missions at network and programme level in relation to:

    1. The design and delivery of (transnational) exchange and learning activities
    2. Thematic expertise:
      > Food
      > Strategic urban planning
      > Climate adaptation
      > Circular economy 
    3. Methods and tools for integrated and participatory approaches:
      > Integrated and participatory design of strategies
      > Sustaining engagement of stakeholders and translating strategies into actions
  • Medina Garić

    I hold Master degree in Environmental protection science and Bachelor as Professor of Geography. My experience of over 15 years is in project management and trainings in the fields of environmental protection, circular economy and waste management, sustainable mobility, energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, rural and tourism development, support to business development of SMEs and support to strengthening capacities of local authorities and CSOs. All these actions involved numerous actors, citizens, governmental bodies, CSOs and companies.
    My professional experiences within project implementation is related to administrative and financial reporting, and as well related to implementation of technical reports, and supporting the local self-government and CSOs educating them on circular economy principles, environmental protection recommendations, within projects implemented by CSO where I work or as support to other projects as expert. Besides preparation of project proposals, implementation and technical documents delivery, monitoring and evaluation of projects and sub-grantees, I supported preparation and implementation of numerous local and transnational meetings, trainings, seminars and conferences. My extent experience is as well in organization of tourist visits, especially after meetings/conferences, where participants can enjoy and communicate in more relaxed atmosphere.
    In my experience of work, I have traveled a lot, and always had great connections with people in different countries (Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Sweden, Greece, Serbia, Croatia, North Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro). I am person with team spirit, without prejudice, adapt to multicultural environments, treating all people fairly without favouritism, with great sense of pertinacity, responsibility, ready to learn constantly, fulfiling obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment. I poses strong analytical, reporting and writing skills, excellent public speaking and presentation skills. 

    Available for Ad-hoc expertise missions

    Expert can perform Ad hoc expertise missions at network and programme level in relation to:

    1. The design and delivery of (transnational) exchange and learning activities
    2. Thematic expertise:
      > Circular Economy
      > Mobility
    3. Methods and tools for integrated and participatory approaches:
      > Integrated and participatory design of strategies
      > Monitoring and evaluation for effective implementation
  • Rok Derenčin

    Unlock the power of collaboration with expert design and delivery of capacity building activities. With over 10 years of experience, I have aquired quite some experience in facilitating cross-cultural knowledge sharing and can't wait to learn more. If I were to describe my specialities, I would say that I specialize in creating engaging, interactive experiences that foster exchange of ideas, insights, and best practices. Although I have a relaxed, "down-to-earth" approach , I am result oriented and love the challenge of making ideas come to life. 

    From virtual to onsite workshops, my innovative approach to capacity building is sure to ignite new thinking, inspire new solutions, and elevate your efforts.

    I have experience in Workshop & Training:
    - Design
    - Content development
    - Management and coordination (incl. coordination and work with SMEs)
    - Moderation
    - Monitoring and Evaluation

    Let's connect today and open a world of possibilities!

    Available for Ad-hoc expertise missions

    Expert can perform Ad hoc expertise missions at network and programme level in relation to:

     

    1. The design and delivery of (transnational) exchange and learning activities