Evaluation of ECoCs

Closing Panel: Evaluating European Capitals of Culture

Room: ARoS Aarhus Art Museum in Aarhus (Auditorium)

How and why are European Capitals of Culture evaluated? In many cities the ECoC title is also a chance to develop the knowledge base for cultural policy and build capacity for the evaluation of culture. The closing panel of Re-Value will shed light on three ongoing evaluation projects with the ambition of delivering more than a summative report of the success of the year.

All three are also examples of how the organization of an evaluation of a year of culture can strengthen the relationship between practice and research and build long-term partnerships.

The panel will present the evaluation of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, Aarhus as European Capital of Culture 2017 and European Capital of Culture Valletta 2018. 

Franco Bianchini, Professor University of Hull
Graziella Vella, Research Coordinator Valletta 2018 
Louise Ejgod Hansen, Project and Research Manager 

To learn more about these evaluations see here:

Hull 2017  
Aarhus 2017 
Valletta 2018