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Katarina has more than 20 years of experience in practice-based and academic research in rural and community development in the UK and Europe, notably in Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs). In the past decade her primary research focus has been on rural  development policy at UK and EU levels, with special interest in LEADER. Katarina has been involved in a number of EU wide evaluation studies focusing on CAP as part of a framework programme funded by European Commission’s Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development as well as studies commissioned by the European Parliament.  In addition, she has participated in several EU-funded research projects (FP7 Framework, Horizon 2020). Prior to joining the CCRI, Katarina was deputy director and programme manager for a nationwide NGO – VOKA, the Rural Organisation for Community Activities in Slovakia.

View Katarina's publications on the University of Gloucestershire's Research Repository