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Prior to joining the CCRI in 2008, Katarina was deputy director and programme manager for a nationwide NGO – VOKA, the Rural Organisation for Community Activities in Slovakia, and has more than ten years’ experience working with local communities, NGOs and local/regional governments in Slovakia and neighbouring countries. Katarina’s expertise is predominantly in rural and community development with special interest in LEADER. Since joining CCRI she has been involved in a variety projects, mainly focusing on broader EU rural concepts and policies, as well as projects related to community development and wellbeing.
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Ingram, J, Maye, D, Kirwan J, Curry, N, Kubinakova, K. (2015) Interactions between niche and regime: an analysis of learning and innovation networks for sustainable agriculture across Europe. The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension 21 (1), 55-71 (SOLINSA Special Issue). Awarded the ‘best article of the year’ (2015) by the Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension. Free access to paper online.
Ingram, J, Maye, D, Kirwan J, Curry, N, Kubinakova, K. (2014) Learning in the Permaculture Community of Practice in England: an analysis of the relationship between core practices and boundary processes. Journal of Agricultural Extension and Education, 20 (3), 275-290. Awarded the ‘best article of the year’ (2014) by the Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension.
Baker, C., Courtney, P., Kubinakova, K., Ellis, L., Loughren, E. A., & Crone, D. (2016). Gloucestershire Active Together Evaluation Final Report. Cheltenham: University of Gloucestershire.
Dwyer, J., Kubinakova, K., Lewis, N., Powell, J., Vigani, M., Fährmann, B., Gocht, A., Grajewski, R.,Sauras, M. Coto Cachinero, P. Nieto,Mantino, F., Berriet-Solliec, M. and Pham, Hai-vu (2016) Research for AGRI Committee - Programmes implementing the 2015-2020 Rural Development Policy. Project Report. Policy Department: Structural and Cohesion Policy European Parliament, Brussels.
Kambites,C., Kubinakova, K. and Berry,R. (2014) Mapping Communities in Gloucestershire Project, Gloucestershire County Council
Ingram,J., Curry, N., Kirwan, J., Maye, D. and Kubinakova, K (2013b). WP4 Analytical Characteristics Report. SOLINSA project Deliverable 4.2b, October 2013. Available at www.solinsa.net
Hermans, F., Favilli, E., Home, R., Anh Joly, K., Kubinakova, K., Kunda, I., Nemes, G., Neumeister, D., Rossi, A., Sorg, L. and Varga, A. (2013). WP4 Analytical Characteristics Report: Perspectives of Sustainable Agriculture. SOLINSA project Deliverable 4.2c, October 2013. Available at www.solinsa.net
Kambites,C.; Kubinakova, K. and Moseley, M. (2010) Adaptation to Climate Change by Local Communities in Rural Europe; a Review of Some Recent Experience; The Arkleton Trust report
Courtney, P., Gaskell, P., Mills, J., Boase, R., Cheese, L., Jones, O., Kubinakova, K., Lewis, N. and Urquhart, J. (2008) Scoping Study on the Socio-Economic Benefits of Heritage in the National Parks – Final Report for English Heritage and Cadw.
Powell, J. and Kubinakova, K. (2014) SROI as an assessment tool for NRN activities. In: 21st NRN ENRD Workshop on ‘Understanding NRN evaluation & self-assessment’, 5 - 8 May 2014, Kendal, England. (Unpublished)
Kubinakova, K (2014) From Top down to Bottom up and Back Again? Is LEADER Still a Genuine Bottom up Development Tool? UACES 44th annual conference, Cork, Ireland
Kubinakova,K (2013) Territorial rural development or How well the current Leader answers the notion of integration. Reflection of English and Slovakian Experience. Regional Studies Early Career conference, Manchester.(unpublished)
See Katarina Kubinakova’s recent activities
Janet Dwyer and Katarina Kubinakova travel to Brussels this week to attend the ENRD Workshop ‘Vibrant Rural Areas: Rural Jobs’, where Janet will give a keynote presentation.
The European Commission have published a report that was led by the CCRI. The report evaluated the impact of the CAP on generational renewal, local development and jobs in rural areas.
Last week on 15th October it was International Rural Women Day and Julie Urquhart provided an overview of her journey into rural academia. This week we will hear from Katarina Kubinakova who will discuss the role of women with regard to rural development and how they are regularly the ones who are key to the success of an initiative or project.
PEGASUS project presents key lessons and messages at final conference in Brussels
Recently a team of four from CCRI visited Estonia as part of the Horizon 2020 project ‘PEGASUS’. Senior Research Fellow Chris Short has written this blog post about their experiences in the capital city of Tallinn, and beyond.
Janet Dwyer, Chris Short and Katarina Kubinokova are all attending a PEGASUS project meeting in Evora, Portugal, this week. The meeting is timed to showcase the first year’s work and to provide a platform and training for the second year of the project. This EU Horizon 2020 research project aims to investigate the provision of public goods and ecosystem services from agriculture and forestry, aiming to unlock the synergies between economic and environmental benefits for society.