We are fully aware that the quality of public services nowadays depends on the capacity of institutions to formulate, implement and finance public policies based on evidence. We are an institutional partner for public sector authorities, which would like to effectively use knowledge to make informed strategic decisions in line with the concept of evidence-based policy making. The concept represents a new paradigm for the functioning of the public sector and the delivery of public services. The systematic enhancement of the quality and effectiveness of public administration through professional cooperation with public institutions is at centre of our activities.
European Territorial Cooperation 2020
During negotiations on the future of the EU Cohesion Policy after 2020, the opinions of the Slovak Republic will be based on the official position of the European Territorial Cooperation. Our experts will support the drafting of the official position for the relevant stakeholders responsible for implementation of cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation.
Use of Technical Assistance for administrative ...
Consulting Associates, s.r.o. cooperates with the European Policies Research Centre (UK) on the study „The use of Technical Assistance for Administrative Capacity Building during 2014-20 period“ for DG Regional and Urban Policy.
Regional policy development in Slovakia
Also this year, we elaborated a report on regional policy development in the Slovak Republic for the European Regional Policy Research Consortium (EoRPA). The report covers the period of 2016-2017 and it is a part of the comparative report on regional policies applied in all EU Member States.
Financial implementation model of OP Technical ...
During last 6 months, we provided our services to the Office of Government of the Slovak Republic to develop the financial implementation model of OP Technical Assistance. Based on the model, the managing Authority will be able to forecast and optimise the absorption of financial allocations for the 2014-2020 period.
EU Danube Region Strategy after 2020
Our experts took a part in an elaboration of the study for the macro-regional strategy coordinator on opportunities for better management and implementation of the EU Danube Strategy in the next programme period.
Use of financial instruments in 2007-2013 in Sl...
We drafted the country report on the use of financial instruments to support energy efficiency and renewable energy in the programme period 2007-2013, which is part of the EU-wide study contracted by the European Parliament.
Uptake and effectiveness of financial instruments
Experts from Consulting Associates collaborated on a report assessing the use and effectiveness of financial instruments in Slovakia and Czech Republic. Based on the findings, strategic recommendations for DG REGIO were formulated to be reflected in preparation of a new legislative framework for financial instruments after 2020.
Building systems for knowledgecapitalisation
Defining strategic objectivesand priorities
Diagnostic monitoring andrisk management
Enhancement of effectiveness and quality management
Analysis, evaluation and research
Communication and professional collaboration
Strategic management of EU funds
European Territorial Cooperation
We have worked for international institutions (European Commission, European Parliament, Committee of Regions, European Investment Bank, UNDP) and a wide range of national and regional authorities in Slovakia. Since 2005, Consulting Associates, s.r.o. has implemented projects in Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Kosovo.
More than 13
years of providing services to national and international institutions
More than 150
projects implemented in Slovakia and European countries
More than 50
strategic documents, studies and evaluations
Network of 30
experts from Slovakia and abroad
We are open to new collaborations focused on strengthening evidence-based public policies and the enhancement of public administration effectiveness. In order to deliver our assignments, we look for experts with a specialisation in public administration, economy, social science and statistics.