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Evaluation of the European Capitals of Culture in 2012, Guimarães (Portugal) and Maribor (Slovenia)

The final report of the external ex-post evaluation of the 2012 European Capitals of Culture (ECoC) is available on-line now.

The evaluation report considers the relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of both 2012 ECoC throughout their “life-cycle”; 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 report pdf - 5 MB [5 MB] , in English, with Executive Summary pdf - 738 KB [738 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr)   in French and German, notes a number of lessons learned and provides recommendations for the cities and for the Commission.

Annexes to the final report pdf - 3 MB [3 MB]