11 publications found
Ex Post evaluation of the 2010 European Capitals of Culture (Essen for the Ruhr, Pécs, Istanbul)
Other Greece Greek
PhD Thesis by Anastasia Paparis "The identity of the European city through the institution of cultural capital of Europe 1985-1997" (written in Greek). Available to read at this link https://phdtheses.ekt.gr/eadd/handle/10442/27192?locale=en
Self-assessment Germany English, German
Our evaluation of RUHR.2010 began in autumn 2010. During the project, we the evaluators consul- ted with Prof. Dr. Oliver Scheytt, Prof. Dr. Julia Froh- ne and Maria Baumeister on a number of occasions, who were involved in the work process on behalf of the client. We exchanged ideas and discussed and conferred with one another throughout the evalu- ation process. Despite our relationship to RUHR.2010 GmbH, we enjoyed every freedom we required and wished for as independent evaluators.
Evaluation United Kingdom English
This evaluation report considers the European Capital of Culture Action in the year 2010 including the cultural programmes of the three cities designated as European Capital of Culture (ECoC) for that year: Essen for the Ruhr (Germany), Pécs (Hungary) and Istanbul (Turkey). The evaluation considers the relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the 2010 ECoC throughout their “life-cycle”, i.e. from the preparation of their application, through the designation and development phase and up to the completion of their cultural programmes at the end of the title year. Consideration is also given to their likely sustainability and legacy. The evaluation also considers the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of the ECoC Action as a whole. It builds on the recent evaluations of the 2007-08 and 2009 ECoC.
This is the report of the second monitoring and advisory meeting of the European Capital of Culture Panel. The meeting concerned the 2012 European Capitals of Culture, namely Guimarães (Portugal) and Maribor (Slovenia); it took place on 27 April 2011.
On 16 September 2008, an international selection panel recommended the Euro- pean capital of culture 2013 be awarded to Marseilles.1 ‘A successful balance between cultural quality, political commitment and economic support ensured victory for the Marseilles-Provence project’ (Ministry of Culture and Communi- cation 2008). The previous day at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, the delegates of the finalist cities – Bordeaux, Toulouse, Lyon and Marseilles – had taken the last oral exam. Jacques Pfister, President of the Marseilles-Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MPCCI) and Chair of the Marseilles-Provence 2013 Association, and Bernard Latarjet, managing director of the bid, sat before the board of exam- iners. They were flanked by the city mayor of Marseilles, Jean-Claude Gaudin, the President of the Conseil général, Jean-Noël Guérini and the President of the Provence Alpes-Côtes d’Azur region, Michel Vauzelle. Employers at the front, politicians behind, the presentation contrasted with the defeated Bordeaux dele- gation led by Mayor Alain Juppé. The Marseilles approach clearly shows the subordination of politics to the technical and economic domains. However, it also reveals the will to express unity within the political sphere. The day after the announcement, the regional press and local actors argued that ‘Marseilles 2013 is the victory of the team player method’. Pfister said ‘the success of a tremendous momentum for Marseilles-Provence territory. Political, economic as well as cultural actors from 130 districts have managed to come together in support of a common militant project’ (MPCCI 2008e). During the press confer- ences, the three main local politicians congratulated each other for their unity. According to Guérini (2008), ‘Together, beyond the political divisions, we have risen to the challenge. Together, we will make culture win in the Bouches-du- Rhône and in Marseilles’. Gaudin (2008) declared, ‘Team spirit has prevailed. We have had the support of 80 local authorities each with extraordinary resources. We all came together and we won’. Lastly, Vauzelle (2008) summed up: Today’s victory is the result of an exemplary partnership initiative between various local authorities of which the Region is very proud. We have shown a good image of politics and of our region by proving our ability to work 1 together – politicians from all sides, cultural and economic actors – on a 2 major project in terms of our development and our influence.
This is the report of the first monitoring and advisory meeting of the European Capital of Culture Panel. The meeting concerned the 2014 European Capitals of Culture, namely Umeå (Sweden) and Riga (Latvia). It took place on 8 November 2011.
It was evident for the panel that an extraordinary effort had been made by the cities to stick to the objectives of the event, to follow the criteria for the cultural programme laid down in Article 4 of the Decision (i.e. the “European Dimension”, and the “City and Citizens Dimension”), and to take into account in their final bids the recommendations made by the Selection Panel in its report on the pre-selection phase. Each panel member voted in secret and a clear majority of the Panel (which fulfilled Article 6.6) agreed that the bid of Donostia –San Sebastián best reflected the objectives and criteria of the European Capital of Culture, and that it provided the best possibility for the successful implementation of the event. Consequently, the panel recommends that Donostia - San Sebastián be designated as the Spanish European Capital of Culture for 2016.
After a thorough discussion amongst the panel of the three presentations and the bid documents, the Selection Panel held a secret ballot to recommend which cities should be put through to the final selection stage of the Cypriot competition of the European Capital of Culture title 2017. Cities with a simple majority of votes cast were recommended to go through to the final selection. The panel subsequently recommended two cities to go forward: Nicosia and Pafos
Bid book Cyprus English
The dream of a small town seeking to achieve a great goal is the driving force behind Pafos’ bid to become European Capital of Culture 2017. Pafos feels that the time has come to shape itself into a unique mosaic comprising its cultural identity and creativity which will contribute to Europe’s diversity, as well as to the enrichment and promotion of the collective European culture. This task would not be possible without the blend of geography, politics and culture, for it is these elements which have influenced the fate and role of Cyprus for centuries. Under the title of "Linking Continents-Bridging Cultures", our programme is aimed at summarizing what Pafos really is and what the city aims to achieve with inspiration, passion and much determination.