Apart from the evaluation and follow-up of the programme’s results, there will be a number of special studies conducted concerning different areas within the programme, such as media coverage and tourism.
This is a quote from Umea’s successful bid to become European Capital of Culture 2014. Evaluation and monitoring is becoming an integral part of the bidding process. You can read more about it in Umea’s bid documents, just click here.
We were therefore very glad to meet today a delegation from Umea’s region, Västerbotten who are visiting Liverpool to learn all about the city’s experience of being a European Capital of Culture. Two members of our ECoCs policy group met with the Swedish delegation introducing the group’s work on research recommendations. Watch out for the research coming out of Umea.