6th ENCATC Working Group on Evaluation

Antwerp, Belgium

Tuesday, 13 November

09:30 - 10:00


10:00 - 10:05

Words of welcome

10:05 - 10:15

Introduction and presentation of the 6th ENCATC Working Group on Evaluation meeting

10:15 - 10:45

Ice breaker - – World café on Festivals and Evaluation

10:50 - 11:20

A critical approach of economical impact of festivals and big events: limits of economic measurement practices

via video conference

11:20 - 11:40


11:40 - 11:55


11:55 - 12:25

Towards a holistic methodological approach for the assessment of festival impacts: The case of a big scale comic-con

12:25 - 12:45

Discussion and debate

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:00

Sharing experiences and methodologies of festival evaluation

4 parallel workshops: 

Workshop N°1: Local economy impact of festivals

Keynote: Miriam Šebová, Associate Professor, Technical University of Košice, Slovakia

Workshop N°2: Audience experience

Keynote: Niamh NicGhabhann, Course Director, MA Festive Arts, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, Ireland

Workshop N°3: Social impact of festivals

Keynote: Lyudmila Petrova, Researcher, CREARE Social, The Netherlands

Workshop N°4: Sustainable development and festivals

Keynote: Doris Cerin Otočan, PhD Candidate, FH Burgenland, Austria


15:00 - 15:10


15:10 - 15:25

Conclusions from previous ENCATC Working Group meetings in Brussels, Lyon, Manchester and Potsdam

15:25 - 16:00

Collective session for setting up the programme for the ENCATC Working Group concerning evaluation of international projects and networks