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Ex Post evaluation of the 2018 European Capitals of Culture (Leeuwarden and Valletta).
Bid book Italy English
Matera has chosen to use its candidacy as a sandbox, as a way of opening up to new and unexpected forms of making culture. One example: today Matera is, by a long chalk, Southern Italy’s leader in open data available for use in an extraordinary variety of ways, from science to artistic creativity. This “open” candidacy has shown the city that anybody can reinvent themselves in new roles and perform a role in the great play of cultural production. This has come as a surprise even to us politicians and administrators. But unlike in the past, our concern is not that the situation might escape our control. On the contrary, we want Matera and Basilicata to invent and adopt new, risky and open ideas, just like the future we have decided to embrace.
Evaluation Italy English
The first edition of the Report was presented in Matera in July 2020.The purpose of this Monitoring Report is to present and systematise the most important data gathered during the year of Matera European Capital of Culture 2019. An Appendix has been added to this second edition of the Report that presents the data relating to the short-term economic impacts that have emerged from the evaluation studies that were concluded during 2020. This has offered a useful opportunity to expand the International Dimension and Cultural Vibrancy sections with new paragraphs, and to correct some typographical errors that appeared in the first edition.
Report Belgium English
Matera was designated as European Capital of Culture in May 2015 on the basis of the panel’s selection report; its bid-book is available on the Matera-Basilicata 2019 website. There was an informal meeting between Matera and the panel in September 2015, and a first formal monitoring meeting in October 2016. There were also two visits by a panel's delegation to Matera in March 2016 and in September 2017.
Other Italy English
As has been repeatedly acknowledged by external observers, thanks to the work carried out both during the candidacy phase and during the year as capital, Matera 2019 has become a model for European capitals of culture because it is the city that has been able to get involved more than others through multidisciplinary activities, through solid citizen participation and through a cultural programme that was 85 percent theirownoriginalprojects.What'smore, Matera2019hasalsobeenrecognisedas exemplaryintermsofcommunication.We areleavingthelegacyofacitythatis certainly better known and appreciated in ItalyandEurope.Wehavesowntheseeds, we have watered the soil and the tree is starting to grow with strong roots that we wanted to call: Co-creation, Inclusion, Expansion of the City, Remoteness. This is our legacy that we must continue to water.
Evaluation Bulgaria English
The monitoring framework set in the Bid Book includes 39 indicators, for which different periods for measurement after the determination of the baseline have been envisaged. According to schedule, in the Second Baseline Monitoring Report the baseline for the period 2015-2017 has been established, target values have been specified and a review of the continued relevance of each indicator and periodicity of monitoring has been done. This final monitoring report takes into account the results in 2019 compared to the baseline. This report links with the previous measurements of the indicators, tracks their dynamics and informs on the final achievement against the set target values. The report contains analytical texts, tables and charts for data visualization, including performance benchmarking on indicator level, lessons learned from the implementation of the Plovdiv ECoC program, incl. the socio-economic impact for the city, future directions for new strategic documents and setting key goals and objectives beyond 2019. The report is in line with the foreseen in Section VI, Key Events section of the Bid Book: “2020 - publication of the main analysis around May/June. Link to new strategic documents and build key goals and objectives beyond 2019. "
Other Bulgaria English, Bulgarian
A year and more than 320 projects, selected in open calls in accordance with the Bid Book, have been sorted chronologically and thematically into four programme platforms – Fuse, Transform, Revive, and Relax. Plovdiv, the first Bulgarian city to become a European Capital of Culture, faced a series of challenges in order to accomplish its year of culture ‘ TOGETHER’. It had to invent and rediscover production methods in order to realize such a large-scale project in the local conditions. Plovdiv managed to achieve its goals thanks to its openness and its democratic way of programming, two approaches that enabled everyone to take part and develop ideas and events within the programme. The Plovdiv 2019 programme kicked off as early as 2017, with extensive music festivals and upgrades to the city’s traditional cultural events. The project’s aim is to contribute to building capacity in the management of cultural projects, engage the local scene, involve large and small independent organisations and community centres, and boost the consciousness of Plovdivians’ as European citizens. To achieve these goals, starting on the first day of the preparation work, Plovdiv 2019 directed much effort and resources to educational meetings, projects about and with communities, as well as to activities that change a person’s usual experience with art, directly involving the city’s residents.
Other Croatia English
Rijeka is a city of the unobtrusive existence of diversity, a symbol of inclusivity and openness, at the heart of the natural and cultural diversity of Kvarner and Gorski Kotar. A city whose citizens on the whole nurture the original human impulse of tolerance, acceptance and connection. It was selected as a European Capital of Culture for 2020 because it offered a superb artistic and cultural programme in which Europe can find a different expression. Rijeka, the centre of the blue-green Primorje- Gorski Kotar County and the largest Croatian port, is a vibrant blend of the harshness of the port and industry and the magnificent splendour of fine architecture, the influence of Austria, Hungary, Italy and Yugoslav modernism. Its power of acceptance has developed over a turbulent history — in the last one hundred years, this city and the people who make it have lived in as many as seven different countries, therefore, few in the world can compare to Rijeka. On that same track, the future was never taken for granted, but always done dialogically, carefully, and with the questioning of every intention, even in the case of the best of intentions. Today's Rijeka has grown into a true port of diversity. And it is inexhaustible, just as is inscribed in its name and on its coat of arms.
Report Belgium English
Ex Post evaluation of the 2010 European Capitals of Culture (Essen for the Ruhr, Pécs, Istanbul)
Report Belgium English
The Organisation submitted a detailed and comprehensive written report in advance of the meeting. The report outlined the activities of the Organisation since September 2016, date of the official nomination by the Irish Ministry of Culture. This report follows the meeting in Brussels on 8 March 2017 between the panel and Galway, one of the two European Capitals of Culture (ECOC) in 2020.