Katalin Kolosy has been involved as researcher and project manager in studies, technical assistance and evaluations in EU programmes (ESF, PROGRESS, URBACT, LEADER, INTERREG, EQUAL) for over 15 years.
Her particular expertise lies in the fields of community-led local development. She is most familiar with socio-economic research, social affairs and inclusion issues as well as with rural, urban and regional development. She has been involved in a series of projects supporting networking among local actors and local economic development.
In 2012, she achieved certified training on Counterfactual Impact Evaluation. She is a Geographical Expert for France with the Rural Network of Rural Development (2014-ongoing) and was part of the European Social Fund Evaluation Network (2010-2013).
Among the most recent projects she has been involved in, we can cite the ex-post evaluation synthesis of ESF (2015), the study on ex ante Conditionalities in regional development programmes (2015), the URBACT study on Local Action Plans (2015), the study on ‘Implementation of the Youth Guarantee in France’ (2014), the study on ‘ESF support to Community-Led Local Development’ (2013), the regional evaluation of LEADER in Aquitaine, France (2012-2013), the report on ‘Urban development in the EU - 50 projects support by ERDF during the 2007-2013 period’ (2012).
Katalin speaks French as a mother tongue and is fluent in English and Italian.