JRC at the 3rd Forum d’Avignon Ruhr on Innovation is Passion
The JRC was invited at the 3rd Forum d’Avignon Ruhr – Innovation is Passion, which took place on 10-12 June 2014 in Essen (Germany), to comment on Evaluating Creativity-related issues during a panel discussion.
The Forum d’Avignon is a dedicated to culture think tank which aims at strengthening the links between culture and the economy, suggesting subjects for reflection at global, European and local levels. Each year the Forum organizes, with its partners, international meetings which provide opportunities for unique discussions and exchanges between actors from the worlds of culture, the creative industries, the economy and the media. This year, the Forum was accompanied by the exhibition of the nominees of the N.I.C.E. Award, the European award for cultural innovations.
The panel session “About Evaluating Creativity”, to which the JRC contributed to, discussed the current state of culture and the creative industries and the significance of the cultural and creative economy for the knowledge-based society. Key questions addressed were: What are the current political framework conditions and funding opportunities at the European level? To what extent will funding policy change with the increasing demand for evaluating (financial) commitment and its effects in culture and the creative industries and in related sectors? Which methods are applied and where, how is success measured and what about the comparability of results? What role do the methods of qualitative evaluation play and which methods are best suited for the assessment of overall and partial complexes? Using concrete evaluation results, the panel discussion exemplified how culture and the creative industries achieve promising results through intelligent networking between different sectors.