Jose Ospina

Consultancy and Project Management

José Ospina's experience includes:

Funding applications (many successful) to different European Commission Programmes:

  • Third System and Employment (DG Employment)
  • Programme to Combat Racism (DG Equality)
  • LIFE Environment (DG Environment) 
  • Intelligent Energy for European (DG Energy)
  • Interreg II and III, and LEADER Programmes (DG Regional Development)

Consultancy on development of Self Build for Rent Programme (Islington Self Build Association, Yorkshire Secondary Housing Co-operative – 1990-92)

Consultancy on development of Short Life Housing Programme (Co-op Homes, Bournemouth Churches Housing Association 1991-94)

Study on Financial Models for Community Self-Build (Walter Segal Self Build Trust – 1994)

Business Plans for Habakuk Community Builders (London Borough of Hackney -1985)

Business Plan for Clondalkin White Goods Recycling (Clondalkin Partnership - 1995)

Report on Local Authority Mechanisms for Supporting the Social Economy (Third System Approaches – 1997)

Report on Current Mechanisms for Combating the Drugs Trade – Report for Project under Falcone Programme (REVES Network – 1998)

Comparative Study of Social Economy Recycling in Brittany and Dublin  (TRIBORD, Brittany  – 1999)

Research Report on Community Regeneration in Europe for the European Confederation of Co-operatives and Participatory Enterprises (CECOP - 1997)

Research Report “Novas Ouvertures – European Network for Housing and Integration”  (Novas Ouvertures Group - 1998)

Report on Community Recycling in Ireland (Waterford Local Economy Development Company - 2000)

Final Technical and Financial Report for RENEASE Project (ALTENER II Programme) (31.05.03)

Final Technical and Financial Report for Project HEATSUN for LIFE Environment Programme (31.12.06)

Draft Business Plan for MicroPro for Enterprise Ireland iameco PC development (30.09.08)

His approach involves:

Application of principles of sustainable development, in its environmental, social and economic facets

Experience of carrying out quantitative and qualitative research on environmental and social themes

Experience of EC and national funding, as well as private and charitable funding

Experience in the setting up and support of new social and co-operative enterprises

An innovative approach to the development of new legal and financial models required

Experience of business planning and strategy development methods

Drafting of Final Reports and Evaluations, based on knowledge and experience of reporting and evaluation criteria for European and other funding Programmes