4th ENCATC Working Group on Evaluation

Manchester, United Kingdom

Evaluation of International and European Transnational Cultural Projects


Due to the popularity of this activity, we are at capacity and therefore no longer accepting registrations. We strongly encourage those interested to register to the meetings to be held in June and November 2018. See below for more information. 

About this meeting

For this meeting, the selected topic for discussion is "Evaluation Methodologies of the audience: profiling, satisfaction survey, qualitative approaches". In partnership with ENCATC member, The Audience Agency, this session will be focused on research and studies at European level which tackle with deeper knowledge of the participants, users and audiences of European cultural projects. From consumption to participation, audiences have a different status in cultural projects and must be analysed with different methods and techniques. 

While it is not required, participants are strongly encouraged to attend the two other meetings organised in 2018:

  • 5th ENCATC Working Group Meeting with a focus on "Evaluation issues and practices of Network projects and practices: from satisfaction survey to exploration of networking process", 19 June in Potsdam, Germany
  • 6th ENCATC Working Group Meeting with a focus on "The impact of Festivals and cultural events: knowing, measuring and structuring the public dialogue", 13 November in Antwerp, Belgium


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: