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Validated Lead Expert
Generic Skills
B.1. Understanding of integrated and sustainable urban development: 
Educated as a transport planner and as environmental engineer, I have worked on integrative projects and policy development for cities my whole professional life. I was a speaker at the first Aalborg conference that introduced Agenda 21 in Europe. For the City of Vienna I have developed the Environmental Vision for a Sustainable City. For UNIDO I work as EcoCity expert on several projects on sustainable urban development. As member of the Expert Panel for the technical evaluation of European Green Capital Award I am responsible for the aspect of integrative environmental management.
B1. Assessment: 
1: The candidate demonstrates convincing proof of his understanding of integrated and sustainable urban development.
B.2. Understanding of exchange and learning processes at transnational level: 
For Novem, the Dutch national energy agency, I acted as leader of the Twinergy Network, supporting international projects between cities in the field of energy policy. As representative of the City of Vienna I contributed to the development of Peer Review for Cities (PreSud). As independent consultant I further developed and adapted the method and implemented it successfully in many projects, like ‘Peer Review Helsinki – Rotterdam’; ‘EcoCities South East Asia’; ‘CASH project URBACT II’; INTERREG project PLUS; Cascade (EUROCITIES);etc. I act as speaker, moderator, panel member in many international seminars and conferences.
B2. Assessment: 
1: The candidate demonstrates convincing proof of his understanding of exchange and learning processes at transnational level.
B.3. Proficiency in English: 
As international consultant my working language is mainly English. I am also fluent in Dutch, German and French. Many presentations and project reports witness of that. I work independently not only in Europe but also in South East Asia, India etc. where English is the common business language. In my CV and on www.goja.or.at many publications in English have been listed.
B3. Assessment: 
1: The candidate points to convincing evidence of his proficiency in English.
Expertise for the design and delivery of transnational exchange and learning activities:
C.3.1. Ability to communicate complex concepts to non-English speakers: 
I have translated the complex concept of urban sustainable development into a system that is using common values. This concept has not only be used in many international projects, but also communicated in many conferences and in many languages. Examples are presentations ait the EcoCity conference in Nantes, 2013; in Bangkok for a representation of the Thai government; in New Delhi, India at the Habitat Centre, Bahrain, etc. etc. For the introduction of Green Industry in Cambodia I have designed and implemented a Green Industry Award with three levels of awarding. I am able to present and moderate in English, German, French and Dutch.
C3.1 Assessment: 
1: The candidate points to a valid example of how he is able to define a good communication approach.
C.3.2. Ability to draw out, support the verbalization and documentation of knowledge and practice from participants: 
Many of my publications are on my web site www.goja.or.at . As specific examples for direct knowledge exchange between experts and cities I can point out: PLUS Mainstream Guide, Guidelines from cities on sustainable public lighting strategies. LUCI Association 2012 www.luciassociation.org/plus Energy efficiency for social housing – baseline study CASH project (URBACT), Echirolles (F), May 2010 “Indicators into action, A practitioners Guide for improving the use of Sustainability Indicators at the local level”; ISBN 0 7530 1579 X, London 2002 (co-author).
C3.2 Assessment: 
1: The candidate provides a number of convincing examples of outputs to support the verbalization and documentation of knowledge and practice from participants.
C.3.3. Ability to capture learning for participants to take away: 
In the PLUS project I wrote an assessment and policy report for all the reviewed cities, as well as in the city reports for EcoCities South East Asia. For the CASH project (URBACT) I prepared for each international meeting a back ground paper, which was used as a leading document for the thematic meetings. These papers were the basis for the meeting reports. As experienced chair and moderator I am used in summarizing the main results of the discussion at the end of the meeting.
C3.3 Assessment: 
1: The applicant points to more than two valid examples of how the results were captured for the participants to take away.
C.3.4. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate good practices and policy messages: 
Since 2012 I am member of the expert group for the technical assessment of the European Green Capital. I contributed to all reports and best practice reports since 2012. In the URBACT CASH project I produced after each meeting not only the minutes but also a “thematic miniguide”. The Thematic miniguide contained next to theoretical background and meeting results also good-practices. The Peer Review reports, which I produced in many project and for numerous cities consists of an analyses of the urban policy, practical examples and good practices and policy recommendations.
C3.4 Assessment: 
1: The candidate provides convincing examples demonstrating his ability to produce concise reports that incorporate good practices and policy messages.
Summary Expertise for the design and delivery of transnational exchange and learning activities: 
My whole professional life I have worked for and with cities and international cooperation. As international consultant, Dutch nationality and living in Austria, I have experience with international teams, working on urban issues. I have provided services to a wide range of clients at international, European, regional and local levels on environmental and sustainable development issues. For the City of Vienna I have led the development of the Environmental Vision of Vienna and am presently supporting the network Cities for a Nuclear Free Europe CNFE. Also for Vienna I was technical chair of the EUROCITIES Environment Forum in 2009 and 2010. I have implemented and am constantly further developing the Peer Review for Cities methodology. The methodology is specifically designed to combine knowledge exchange and learning activities for international team members. I have adapted the methodology and implemented the methodology as learning tool in many international projects. For each project the methodology has been tailored to the subject and participants. In each project I train the participants, and lead the international peer review teams. Also in other projects I worked as trainer, moderator and chair, preparing meetings and making them effective and efficient. I am a member of the Expert Evaluation Panel for the European Green Capital Award since 2012. In 2014 I have developed and set up the European Green Capital Network, for former Green Capitals and finalists.
Assessment: 
The candidate meets the criteria regarding the expertise for the design and delivery of transnational exchange and learning activities. There are no identified inconsistencies between the summary and the replies, nor between the information in the application form and CV.
Thematic expertise:
Theme / Policy: 
Urban Strategic Planning
D.1. Deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.: 
Trained as Transport Planner and secondly as Environmental Engineer, I have always worked in integrative projects. My work for the Dutch Energy Agency Novem has added a deep knowledge of urban climate and energy policy. For the City of Vienna I was policy advisor in the environmental department, and I was responsible for international projects. For Vienna I wrote the Environmental vision of the city, based on sustainable development. As independent consultant I work on broad EcoCity projects, both in Europe and elsewhere in the world. For the European Green Capital Award I am the expert, responsible for Integrated Environmental Management since 2012. In the PLUS project (INTERREG) on public lighting I produced the ‘Mainstream Guide; Guidelines from cities on sustainable public lighting strategies’. In URBACT II program I was lead expert of the CASH project on energy efficiency in affordable housing. As EcoCity expert for UNIDO I advise cities in South East Asia on urban planning and strategic environmental policy. For the EcoCity Zenata in Morocco I write an international reference framework supporting their goal-setting and strategy development.
D1 Assessment: 
1: The candidate shows sufficient experience in urban strategic planning. However, there are some examples that are not related to the theme. A relevant example can be taken as well from his CV (e.g.UNEP-JCEP Sustainable Urban Development and Liveable Garden).
D.2. Ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved: 
In the CASH project I produced for each international meeting a thematic background paper, covering the specific theme and bringing all participants at the same level of knowledge and précising the discussion themes. For many international conferences I produced background papers. Examples are: Financial tools for Green investments in the Arab Region; Background paper for the Arab Round Table “Investing in Green Business” at the UNIDO General Conference 9 December 2009, Vienna Green investment as an environmental and development challenge, background paper for the Forum: Cleaner Technologies for Economic Development, 2-4 February 2009 Manama. Bahrain Environmental challenges and policy for urban areas in Middle East and Northern Africa, Background paper for the conference “Eco Cities of the Mediterranean“ 19 - 21 October 2008, Jordan As technical chair of the Eurocities Environment Forum, as of many other assemblies, meetings, workshops, etc. I have broad experience in introducing different subjects in a compact and concise way.
D2 Assessment: 
1: The applicant provides more than 2 valid examples demonstrating his ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process.
D.3. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange & learning activities, put forward good practice: 
In the PLUS project (INTERREG) on public lighting I produced the ‘Mainstream Guide; Guidelines from cities on sustainable public lighting strategies’. In URBACT II program I was lead expert of the CASH project on energy efficiency in affordable housing. As EcoCity expert for UNIDO I advise cities in South East Asia on urban planning and strategic environmental policy. For the EcoCity Zenata in Morocco I write an international reference framework supporting their goal setting and strategy development.
D3 Assessment: 
1: The examples provided by the candidate are only partially indicative of his ability to capture results after meetings within the partnership or externally to a broader audience. However, his extensive overall experience would suggest that the applicant does possess such an ability.
D.4. Understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design, awarenes: 
Provide examples of projects outputs produced for capitalization purposes. Describe your role in the design of the outputs and in the definition of the related dissemination strategy (including digital strategy).
D4 Assessment: 
0: Provided less than one example that demonstrates an understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for strategic benefits in capitalization, policy design, awareness raising, etc.
Summary Thematic expertise: 
Trained as Transport Planner and secondly as Environmental Engineer, I have always worked on integrative projects. My work for the Dutch Energy Agency Novem has added a deep knowledge of urban climate and energy policy. For the City of Vienna I was policy advisor in the environmental department, and I was responsible for international projects. For Vienna I wrote the Environmental Vision of the city, based on sustainable development. As independent consultant I work on broad EcoCity projects, both in Europe and elsewhere in the world. For the European Green Capital Award I am the expert, responsible for Integrated Environmental Management since 2012. In the PLUS project (INTERREG) on public lighting I produced the ‘Mainstream Guide; Guidelines from cities on sustainable public lighting strategies’. In URBACT II program I was lead expert of the CASH project on energy efficiency in social housing. As EcoCity expert for UNIDO I advise cities in South East Asia on urban planning and strategic environmental policy. For the EcoCity Zenata in Morocco I write an international reference framework supporting their goal-setting and strategy development.
Assessment: 
The candidate meets 3 out of 4 criteria and should be validated for this theme. There are no identified inconsistencies between the summary and the replies, nor between the information in the application form and CV.
Theme / Policy: 
Environmental Issues
D.1. Deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.: 
Trained as Transport Planner and secondly as Environmental Engineer, I have always worked in integrative projects. My work for the Dutch Energy Agency Novem has added a deep knowledge of urban climate and energy policy. For the City of Vienna I was policy advisor in the environmental department, and I was responsible for international projects. For Vienna I wrote the Environmental vision of the city, based on sustainable development. As independent consultant I work on broad EcoCity projects, both in Europe and elsewhere in the world. For the European Green Capital Award I am the expert, responsible for Integrated Environmental Management since 2012. In the PLUS project (INTERREG) on public lighting I produced the ‘Mainstream Guide; Guidelines from cities on sustainable public lighting strategies’. In URBACT II program I was lead expert of the CASH project on energy efficiency in affordable housing. As EcoCity expert for UNIDO I advise cities in South East Asia on urban planning and strategic environmental policy. For the EcoCity Zenata in Morocco I write an international reference framework supporting their goal-setting and strategy development.
D1 Assessment: 
1: The candidate shows sufficient experience in environmental issues. However, there are some examples that are not related to the theme.
D.2. Ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved: 
In the CASH project I produced for each international meeting a thematic background paper, covering the specific theme and bringing all participants at the same level of knowledge and précising the discussion themes. For many international conferences I produced background papers. Examples are: Financial tools for Green investments in the Arab Region; Background paper for the Arab Round Table “Investing in Green Business” at the UNIDO General Conference 9 December 2009, Vienna Green investment as an environmental and development challenge, background paper for the Forum: Cleaner Technologies for Economic Development, 2-4 February 2009 Manama. Bahrain Environmental challenges and policy for urban areas in Middle East and Northern Africa, Background paper for the conference “Eco Cities of the Mediterranean“ 19 - 21 October 2008, Jordan As technical chair of the Eurocities Environment Forum, as of many other assemblies, meetings, workshops, etc. I have broad experience in introducing different subjects in a compact and concise way.
D2 Assessment: 
1: The applicant provides more than 2 valid examples demonstrating his ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process.
D.3. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange & learning activities, put forward good practice: 
In the PLUS project (INTERREG) on public lighting I produced the ‘Mainstream Guide; Guidelines from cities on sustainable public lighting strategies’. In URBACT II program I was lead expert of the CASH project on energy efficiency in affordable housing. As EcoCity expert for UNIDO I advise cities in South East Asia on urban planning and strategic environmental policy. For the EcoCity Zenata in Morocco I write an international reference framework supporting their goal setting and strategy development.
D3 Assessment: 
0: Provided less than two examples that demonstrate the ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange and learning activities, put forward good practice and policy messages targeting city practitioners and urban policy-makers (for participants as well as for an external audience). However, his extensive overall experience would suggest that he does indeed possess such an ability. Consider revising this response.
D.4. Understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design, awarenes: 
Contracted by the City of Copenhagen, I designed developed and moderated a new network of cities: European Green Capital Network, which brings former Green Capital Award winners and finalists together for exchange and further development of knowledge. The first meetings in 2014 were prepared and chaired by me. For the City of Vienna I run the network: Cities for a Nuclear Free Europe www.cnfe.eu with the goal to exchange and further develop knowledge and political positions on nuclear energy and its consequences for the local level. The reports of the Peer Review Visits in Asian Cities have been combined in a final report for the main contractor, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
D4 Assessment: 
1: The candidate demonstrates a good understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design, awareness, and provides more than 1 valid example demonstrating his capacity.
Summary Thematic expertise: 
Trained as Transport Planner and secondly as Environmental Engineer, I have always worked on integrative projects. My work for the Dutch Energy Agency Novem has added a deep knowledge of urban climate and energy policy. For the City of Vienna I was policy advisor in the environmental department, and I was responsible for international projects. For Vienna I wrote the Environmental Vision of the city, based on sustainable development. As independent consultant I work on broad EcoCity projects, both in Europe and elsewhere in the world. For the European Green Capital Award I am the expert, responsible for Integrated Environmental Management since 2012. In the PLUS project (INTERREG) on public lighting I produced the ‘Mainstream Guide; Guidelines from cities on sustainable public lighting strategies’. In URBACT II program I was lead expert of the CASH project on energy efficiency in social housing. As EcoCity expert for UNIDO I advise cities in South East Asia on urban planning and strategic environmental policy. For the EcoCity Zenata in Morocco I write an international reference framework supporting their goal-setting and strategy development.
Assessment: 
The candidate meets 3 out of 4 criteria and should be validated for this theme. There are no identified inconsistencies between the summary and the replies, nor between the information in the application form and CV.
Theme / Policy: 
Local Governance
D.1. Deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.: 
Trained as Transport Planner and secondly as Environmental Engineer, I have always worked in integrative projects. My work for the Dutch Energy Agency Novem has added a deep knowledge of urban climate and energy policy. For the City of Vienna I was policy advisor in the environmental department, and I was responsible for international projects. For Vienna I wrote the Environmental vision of the city, based on sustainable development. As independent consultant I work on broad EcoCity projects, both in Europe and elsewhere in the world. For the European Green Capital Award I am the expert, responsible for Integrated Environmental Management since 2012. In the PLUS project (INTERREG) on public lighting I produced the ‘Mainstream Guide; Guidelines from cities on sustainable public lighting strategies’. In URBACT II program I was lead expert of the CASH project on energy efficiency in affordable housing. As EcoCity expert for UNIDO I advise cities in South East Asia on urban planning and strategic environmental policy. For the EcoCity Zenata in Morocco I write an international reference framework supporting their goal-setting and strategy development.
D1 Assessment: 
0: Demonstrated less than two years of experience in having deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.
D.2. Ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved: 
In the CASH project I produced for each international meeting a thematic background paper, covering the specific theme and bringing all participants at the same level of knowledge and précising the discussion themes. For many international conferences I produced background papers. Examples are: Financial tools for Green investments in the Arab Region; Background paper for the Arab Round Table “Investing in Green Business” at the UNIDO General Conference 9 December 2009, Vienna Green investment as an environmental and development challenge, background paper for the Forum: Cleaner Technologies for Economic Development, 2-4 February 2009 Manama. Bahrain Environmental challenges and policy for urban areas in Middle East and Northern Africa, Background paper for the conference “Eco Cities of the Mediterranean“ 19 - 21 October 2008, Jordan As technical chair of the Eurocities Environment Forum, as of many other assemblies, meetings, workshops, etc. I have broad experience in introducing different subjects in a compact and concise way.
D2 Assessment: 
0: The examples provided by the candidate do not relate to the selected thematic field.
D.3. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange & learning activities, put forward good practice: 
In the PLUS project (INTERREG) on public lighting I produced the ‘Mainstream Guide; Guidelines from cities on sustainable public lighting strategies’. In URBACT II program I was lead expert of the CASH project on energy efficiency in affordable housing. As EcoCity expert for UNIDO I advise cities in South East Asia on urban planning and strategic environmental policy. For the EcoCity Zenata in Morocco I write an international reference framework supporting their goal setting and strategy development.
D3 Assessment: 
0: Provided less than two examples that demonstrate the ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange and learning activities, put forward good practice and policy messages targeting city practitioners and urban policy-makers (for participants as well as for an external audience).
D.4. Understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design, awarenes: 
Contracted by the City of Copenhagen, I designed developed and moderated a new network of cities: European Green Capital Network, which brings former Green Capital Award winners and finalists together for exchange and further development of knowledge. The first meetings in 2014 were prepared and chaired by me. For the City of Vienna I run the network: Cities for a Nuclear Free Europe www.cnfe.eu with the goal to exchange and further develop knowledge and political positions on nuclear energy and its consequences for the local level. The reports of the Peer Review Visits in Asian Cities have been combined in a final report for the main contractor, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
D4 Assessment: 
0: Provided less than one example that demonstrates an understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for strategic benefits in capitalization, policy design, awareness raising, etc, in relation to the selected thematic field.
Summary Thematic expertise: 
Trained as Transport Planner and secondly as Environmental Engineer, I have always worked on integrative projects. My work for the Dutch Energy Agency Novem has added a deep knowledge of urban climate and energy policy. For the City of Vienna I was policy advisor in the environmental department, and I was responsible for international projects. For Vienna I wrote the Environmental Vision of the city, based on sustainable development. As independent consultant I work on broad EcoCity projects, both in Europe and elsewhere in the world. For the European Green Capital Award I am the expert, responsible for Integrated Environmental Management since 2012. In the PLUS project (INTERREG) on public lighting I produced the ‘Mainstream Guide; Guidelines from cities on sustainable public lighting strategies’. In URBACT II program I was lead expert of the CASH project on energy efficiency in social housing. As EcoCity expert for UNIDO I advise cities in South East Asia on urban planning and strategic environmental policy. For the EcoCity Zenata in Morocco I write an international reference framework supporting their goal-setting and strategy development.
Assessment: 
The candidate does not cover the criteria for this thematic field.
Theme / Policy: 
Sustainable Urban Mobility
D.1. Deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.: 
Trained as Transport Planner and secondly as Environmental Engineer, I have always worked in integrative projects. My work for the Dutch Energy Agency Novem has added a deep knowledge of urban climate and energy policy. For the City of Vienna I was policy advisor in the environmental department, and I was responsible for international projects. For Vienna I wrote the Environmental vision of the city, based on sustainable development. As independent consultant I work on broad EcoCity projects, both in Europe and elsewhere in the world. For the European Green Capital Award I am the expert, responsible for Integrated Environmental Management since 2012. In the PLUS project (INTERREG) on public lighting I produced the ‘Mainstream Guide; Guidelines from cities on sustainable public lighting strategies’. In URBACT II program I was lead expert of the CASH project on energy efficiency in affordable housing. As EcoCity expert for UNIDO I advise cities in South East Asia on urban planning and strategic environmental policy. For the EcoCity Zenata in Morocco I write an international reference framework supporting their goal-setting and strategy development.
D1 Assessment: 
0: Demonstrated less than two years of experience in having deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.
D.2. Ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved: 
In the CASH project I produced for each international meeting a thematic background paper, covering the specific theme and bringing all participants at the same level of knowledge and précising the discussion themes. For many international conferences I produced background papers. Examples are: Financial tools for Green investments in the Arab Region; Background paper for the Arab Round Table “Investing in Green Business” at the UNIDO General Conference 9 December 2009, Vienna Green investment as an environmental and development challenge, background paper for the Forum: Cleaner Technologies for Economic Development, 2-4 February 2009 Manama. Bahrain Environmental challenges and policy for urban areas in Middle East and Northern Africa, Background paper for the conference “Eco Cities of the Mediterranean“ 19 - 21 October 2008, Jordan As technical chair of the Eurocities Environment Forum, as of many other assemblies, meetings, workshops, etc. I have broad experience in introducing different subjects in a compact and concise way.
D2 Assessment: 
0: The examples provided by the candidate do not relate to the selected thematic field.
D.3. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange & learning activities, put forward good practice: 
In the PLUS project (INTERREG) on public lighting I produced the ‘Mainstream Guide; Guidelines from cities on sustainable public lighting strategies’. In URBACT II program I was lead expert of the CASH project on energy efficiency in affordable housing. As EcoCity expert for UNIDO I advise cities in South East Asia on urban planning and strategic environmental policy. For the EcoCity Zenata in Morocco I write an international reference framework supporting their goal setting and strategy development.
D3 Assessment: 
0: Provided less than two examples that demonstrate the ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange and learning activities, put forward good practice and policy messages targeting city practitioners and urban policy-makers (for participants as well as for an external audience).
D.4. Understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design, awarenes: 
Contracted by the City of Copenhagen, I designed developed and moderated a new network of cities: European Green Capital Network, which brings former Green Capital Award winners and finalists together for exchange and further development of knowledge. The first meetings in 2014 were prepared and chaired by me. For the City of Vienna I run the network: Cities for a Nuclear Free Europe www.cnfe.eu with the goal to exchange and further develop knowledge and political positions on nuclear energy and its consequences for the local level. The reports of the Peer Review Visits in Asian Cities have been combined in a final report for the main contractor, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
D4 Assessment: 
0: Provided less than one example that demonstrates an understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for strategic benefits in capitalization, policy design, awareness raising, etc, in relation to the selected thematic field.
Summary Thematic expertise: 
Trained as Transport Planner and secondly as Environmental Engineer, I have always worked on integrative projects. My work for the Dutch Energy Agency Novem has added a deep knowledge of urban climate and energy policy. For the City of Vienna I was policy advisor in the environmental department, and I was responsible for international projects. For Vienna I wrote the Environmental Vision of the city, based on sustainable development. As independent consultant I work on broad EcoCity projects, both in Europe and elsewhere in the world. For the European Green Capital Award I am the expert, responsible for Integrated Environmental Management since 2012. In the PLUS project (INTERREG) on public lighting I produced the ‘Mainstream Guide; Guidelines from cities on sustainable public lighting strategies’. In URBACT II program I was lead expert of the CASH project on energy efficiency in social housing. As EcoCity expert for UNIDO I advise cities in South East Asia on urban planning and strategic environmental policy. For the EcoCity Zenata in Morocco I write an international reference framework supporting their goal-setting and strategy development.
Assessment: 
The candidate does not cover the criteria for this thematic field.
Theme / Policy: 
Sustainable Housing
D.1. Deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.: 
In URBACT II program I was lead expert of the CASH project on energy efficiency in affordable housing. Trained as Transport Planner and secondly as Environmental Engineer, I have always worked in integrative projects. My work for the Dutch Energy Agency Novem has added a deep knowledge of urban climate and energy policy. For the City of Vienna I was policy advisor in the environmental department, and I was responsible for international projects. For Vienna I wrote the Environmental vision of the city, based on sustainable development. As independent consultant I work on broad EcoCity projects, both in Europe and elsewhere in the world. For the European Green Capital Award I am the expert, responsible for Integrated Environmental Management since 2012. In the PLUS project (INTERREG) on public lighting I produced the ‘Mainstream Guide; Guidelines from cities on sustainable public lighting strategies’. As EcoCity expert for UNIDO I advise cities in South East Asia on urban planning and strategic environmental policy. For the EcoCity Zenata in Morocco I write an international reference framework supporting their goal-setting and strategy development.
D1 Assessment: 
1: The candidate shows sufficient experience in the thematic field of sustainable housing. However, there are some examples that are not related to the theme.
D.2. Ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved: 
In the CASH project I produced for each international meeting a thematic background paper, covering the specific theme and bringing all participants at the same level of knowledge and précising the discussion themes. For many international conferences I produced background papers. Examples are: Financial tools for Green investments in the Arab Region; Background paper for the Arab Round Table “Investing in Green Business” at the UNIDO General Conference 9 December 2009, Vienna Green investment as an environmental and development challenge, background paper for the Forum: Cleaner Technologies for Economic Development, 2-4 February 2009 Manama. Bahrain Environmental challenges and policy for urban areas in Middle East and Northern Africa, Background paper for the conference “Eco Cities of the Mediterranean“ 19 - 21 October 2008, Jordan As technical chair of the Eurocities Environment Forum, as of many other assemblies, meetings, workshops, etc. I have broad experience in introducing different subjects in a compact and concise way.
D2 Assessment: 
1: The candidate possesses a good ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process.
D.3. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange & learning activities, put forward good practice: 
In the PLUS project (INTERREG) on public lighting I produced the ‘Mainstream Guide; Guidelines from cities on sustainable public lighting strategies’. In URBACT II program I was lead expert of the CASH project on energy efficiency in affordable housing. As EcoCity expert for UNIDO I advise cities in South East Asia on urban planning and strategic environmental policy. For the EcoCity Zenata in Morocco I write an international reference framework supporting their goal setting and strategy development.
D3 Assessment: 
1: The candidate has provided few examples that demonstrate the ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange and learning activities, put forward good practice and policy messages targeting city practitioners and urban policy-makers (for participants as well as for an external audience). However, there some of the examples are not related to the theme of sustainable housing.
D.4. Understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design, awarenes: 
Contracted by the City of Copenhagen, I designed developed and moderated a new network of cities: European Green Capital Network, which brings former Green Capital Award winners and finalists together for exchange and further development of knowledge. The first meetings in 2014 were prepared and chaired by me. For the City of Vienna I run the network: Cities for a Nuclear Free Europe www.cnfe.eu with the goal to exchange and further develop knowledge and political positions on nuclear energy and its consequences for the local level. The reports of the Peer Review Visits in Asian Cities have been combined in a final report for the main contractor, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
D4 Assessment: 
0: The provided examples do not relate to the theme of sustainable housing. However, the overall experience of the applicant suggest that he possesses a deep understanding related to the field of sustainable housing. Consider revising this response.
Summary Thematic expertise: 
Trained as Transport Planner and secondly as Environmental Engineer, I have always worked on integrative projects. My work for the Dutch Energy Agency Novem has added a deep knowledge of urban climate and energy policy. For the City of Vienna I was policy advisor in the environmental department, and I was responsible for international projects. For Vienna I wrote the Environmental Vision of the city, based on sustainable development. As independent consultant I work on broad EcoCity projects, both in Europe and elsewhere in the world. For the European Green Capital Award I am the expert, responsible for Integrated Environmental Management since 2012. In the PLUS project (INTERREG) on public lighting I produced the ‘Mainstream Guide; Guidelines from cities on sustainable public lighting strategies’. In URBACT II program I was lead expert of the CASH project on energy efficiency in social housing. As EcoCity expert for UNIDO I advise cities in South East Asia on urban planning and strategic environmental policy. For the EcoCity Zenata in Morocco I write an international reference framework supporting their goal-setting and strategy development.
Assessment: 
The candidate meets 3 out of 4 criteria and should be validated for this theme. There are no identified inconsistencies between the summary and the replies, nor between the information in the application form and CV.
D.1. Deep knowledge on the selected theme and related policy challenges, including up to date practice, research, etc.: 
Provide information on your educational and professional background related to the selected topic. Describe the type of activities you have been involved (research, project delivery, teaching, actual contribution to the listed publication, etc.).
D.2. Ability to produce thematic inputs to feed in the learning process of in projects in which you have been involved: 
Provide examples of thematic inputs (reports, position papers, briefings etc.) produced to feed in the learning process at transnational level.
D.3. Ability to produce concise reports that incorporate learning from exchange & learning activities, put forward good practice: 
Provide examples of reports incorporating good practices and policy messages for an audience of city practitioners and policy-makers. This can include also productions for online supports (social media, blogs, etc.)Describe your role in the production of the reports.
D.4. Understanding of how to maximize the use of project results for benefits in capitalization, policy design, awarenes: 
Provide examples of projects outputs produced for capitalization purposes. Describe your role in the design of the outputs and in the definition of the related dissemination strategy (including digital strategy).
Summary Thematic expertise: 
Please provide main highlights concerning experiences related to the specific field of expertise. If the application is validated, only this summary will be visible on the online database.
Expertise support to local authorities and other stakeholders in designing & delivering integrated and participatory policies
E.1. Knowledge on participatory methods and tools for co-production and implementation of local polices : 
As chair and moderator of many meetings and conferences it is standard to involve all participants in different way. Most recently I organised and moderated the City-to-City exchange at the LUCI Association Cities under Microscope meeting in Bucharest, in April 2015. I used a methodology with 6 table experts and 20 minutes exchange rounds, combined with exchange of questions. In EcoCity Zenata I use group interviews as methodology to exchange knowledge, etc.
E.1 Assessment: 
1: The candidate pointed to more than one example of his involvement in activities related to participatory methods and tools for co-production and implementation of local policies.
E.2. Knowledge on integrated approach for the design, delivering, monitoring and evaluation of urban strategies/policies: 
For the European Green Capital Award I am responsible for the assessment of the theme: integrative environment management. For that purpose I developed the questions in the application from and evaluation methodology. In the Pastille project I analysed the use of Sustainability Indicators and wrote the Practitioners Guide from this project. I adapted the Peer Review for Cities methodology so it could be used as monitoring and assessing urban sustainable policy in the broadest sense.
E.2 Assessment: 
1: The applicant shows examples that demonstrate his knowledge about the monitoring and evaluation of urban strategies/policies.
E.3. Awareness of the main policy and funding schemes for sustainable urban development at EU and national level: 
I stay up-to-date in my policy field through different sources: Literature (EEA, OECD, UNDP, etc); Newsletters and internet research; Contact with colleagues; Evaluator for European Green Capital Award in the field of Integrative Environmental Management and co-evaluator for Waste management; Regularly evaluator for different EU funding programs; participation in different conferences either as speaker or as participant; etc.
E.3 Assessment: 
1: The candidate demonstrates a good awareness of the main policy and funding schemes for sustainable urban development at EU and national level.
E.4. Ability to understand specific local situations and adapt tools and content to different local realities: 
I was responsible for international environmental project for the City of Vienna. Main task is to translate international developments for local application. I wrote the main environmental policy document ‘Environment in Vienna; Vision, Guidelines, Objectives’ translating the concept of Sustainable Development for the Viennese situation. For EcoCity Zenata in Morocco I translate good practices from all over the world to the Moroccan situation, taking climate, culture, technical, financial and political possibilities into account.
E.4 Assessment: 
0: Provides less than one relevant activity that demonstrates ability to understand specific local situations and adapt tools and content to different local realities so as to ensure consistency in the design and delivery of integrated and participatory policies across participants in transnational projects.
Summary Expertise: 
As chair and moderator of many meetings and conferences it is standard to involve all participants in different ways. For the European Green Capital Award I am responsible for the assessment of the theme: integrative environment management. For that purpose I developed the questions in the application from and evaluation methodology. In the Pastille project I analysed the use of Sustainability Indicators and wrote the Practitioners Guide from this project. I adapted the Peer Review for Cities methodology so it could be used as monitoring and assessing urban sustainable policy in the broadest sense. I was responsible for international environmental project for the City of Vienna. Main task is to translate international developments for local application. I wrote the main environmental policy document ‘Environment in Vienna; Vision, Guidelines, Objectives’ translating the concept of Sustainable Development for the Viennese situation. For EcoCity Zenata in Morocco I translate good practices from all over the world to the Moroccan situation, taking climate, culture, technical, financial and political possibilities into account.
Assessment: 
The candidate meets 3 out of the 4 criteria regarding expertise support to local authorities and other stakeholders in designing and delivering integrated and participatory policies and should be therefore validated for E. There are no identified inconsistencies between the summary and the replies, nor between the information in the application form and CV.

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Residence location:
Austria
Languages:
Dutch - Mother tongue
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Email:
jan.dictus@goja.or.at
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