Confronting perspectives on evaluation – beyond funding
This Experts’ Group meeting on 12 December in Brussels will bring together academics, researchers, consultants, European Networks funded by the Creative Europe programme and Project Leaders of Creative Europe, Erasmus + and Horizon 2020 projects. It will build on the progress achieved from previous meetings in Brussels, Potsdam, Manchester, Antwerp, Maastricht, Zagreb, and Lucca.
Objectives of the day: The ENCATC working group on evaluation of transnational cultural projects invites researchers, trainers, Projects Leaders of Creative Europe cooperations and networks, cultural managers, policies makers and officers from European Commission to confront their views and perspectives on evaluation. After previous working sessions on different topics since 2016 (audiences, events, festivals, networks, evaluation methodology, education) in Brussels, Potsdam, Manchester, Antwerp, Maastricht, Zagreb and Lucca, the working group would like to identify consensus and dissensus, common objectives and values and fondamental differences on evaluation expectations and practices from three different perspectives: practitioners, public funders and academics.
Working methods: The session is mainly organized throughout thematic focus groups to learn from case studies, concrete experiences and shared analysis.
Outputs and dissemination: The working group prepares publications on issues, methodologies and training on evaluation of transnational cultural projects and will increase the visibility of its work during the year throughout the academic networks. This session gives also the opportunity to set up shared recommendations for the European institutions on evaluation process for Creative Europe Programme.
- Coming to the Working Group? Join us also the next day for the ENCATC Round Table "Accounting for heritage assets. Ethical, cultural policy, and management implications" | 13 December in Brussels
The Working Group on Evaluation is an initiative of ENCATC. This meeting is hosted by Europa Nostra.
The ENCATC Working Group was created to share evaluation experiences of transnational cultural projects and networks subsidized by EU and improve methodologies as well as to identify rigorous indicators for successful cooperation and share them with EU and international organisations.
Evaluation has become a more and more crucial matter for public authorities and professionals in cultural field. Several ENCATC members are involved in the evaluation of European projects subsidized by Creative Europe, Erasmus+, Horizon 2020 or other transnational programmes of European Commission. They have to develop methodologies to help arts and cultural managers to implement the evaluation process. At the same time, several European networks are looking for best practices on evaluation and monitoring. Upon several occasions they have expressed the need to create a space for exchange and mutual learning. The European Commission is also working on finalising its own evaluation policy for the Creative Europe programme. The feedback from the beneficiaries and cultural experts is very important for the finalisation and validation the EC’s work. All of these factors are contributing reasons for the need of a working group on the evaluation of international and European transnational projects.
On 25 October 2016 in Brussels, ENCATC held the kick-off meeting for its Working Group “Evaluation of International and European Transnational Cultural Projects”. Participants included representatives from the European Commission, national institutions, universities, European networks, cultural institutions, and consultancies from seven countries. The Working Group is led by its chair, Pascale Bonniel Chalier, a member of ENCATC from the University Lyon II in France.
In 2017, ENCATC organised two more meetings:
In 2018, ENCATC organised meetings on:
- 27 April 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom
- 19 June 2018 in Potsdam, Germany
- 13 November 2018 in Antwerp, Belgium
In 2019, ENCATC organised meetings on:
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