8th ENCATC Working Group on Evaluation

Zagreb, Croatia

Evaluation of International and European Transnational Cultural Projects

About this meeting

This Experts’ Group meeting on 29 May 2019 in Zagreb will build on the progress achieved from previous meetings in Brussels, Lyon, Potsdam, Manchester, Antwerp, and Maastricht. 

The next session of the working group is hosted by Kultura Nova Foundation, a member of ENCATC.

This activity in Zagreb is dedicated to the topic of “International cultural projects evaluation in curricula and education programmes: how trainers and researchers teach evaluation?”.

The objective will be to provide recommendations for trainers and teachers to include and develop the thematic of evaluation in their education programs. It was designed around two main sessions:

  • In the morning, the session will host one expert of international cultural projects evaluation and one keynote speaker on cultural management and policies training.
  • In the afternoon, coordinators of education programs and teachers are invited to present their curriculum and the modules they set up for evaluation of international projects in their universities or training centres.



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: 

8th ENCATC Working Group on Evaluation
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