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The topic of the request is to provide specific examples to prove the role of architecture in fostering growth, social inclusion, democratic participation and societal well-being for city residents.
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Assessment of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO)

February 06, 2018

In March 2017 the Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) of the European Commission asked the European Expert Network on Culture and Audiovisual (EENCA) to carry out the assessment of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) with a particular regard to the orchestral performance, the educational activities, the European dimension and prestige, and the communication/outreach potential. The assessment followed the EUYO’s 40th anniversary celebrated in 2016.  For this purpose the combination of primary and secondary research was conducted using both qualitative (in-depth interviews) and quantitative (survey) methods of data collection. Internal and external documents, statistics, reviewers’ perspective, opinions of internal and external EUYO’s experts, as well as, opinions of the EUYO players (new members, returning members and alumni) from different EU countries were gathered and analysed within the evaluation process. The results revealed the impact of the EUYO on professional development of young musicians including future employment opportunities, and on their perception of different European attributes and dimensions. The uniqueness of the EUYO was seen in its high artistic profile and its EU geographical coverage together with EU repertoire development. In addition, innovative audience development activities aiming at improving access to European cultural and creative works were identified.

The study tasks including reporting were performed by Mária Tajtáková, and by Paul Vroonhof, Koen Maas and Alex Mekking (all three from Panteia).

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Indrek Ibrus

Indrek Ibrus is a professor of media innovation at Tallinn University’s (TLU) Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School (BFM). He is also the head of TLU’s Centre of Excellence in Media Innovation and Digital Culture (MEDIT). Currently his main research area are the innovative reuses of digitised cultural heritage contents, but he also leads research projects on cross-innovation, cross- and transmediality, media and cultural policies. He is the co-editor of “Crossmedia Innovations: Texts, Markets, Institutions” (together with Carlos A. Scolari; Peter Lang, 2012) Dr. Ibrus received his PhD from London School of Economics and Political Science.

Recent publications: Ibrus, Indrek; Rohn, Ulrike; Nanì, Alessandro (2018). Searching for public value in innovation coordination: How Eurovision Song Contest served to innovate the public service media model in Estonia. International Journal of Cultural Studies.

Rohn, Ulrike; Ibrus, Indrek (2018). A Management Approach to Transmedia Enterprises. In: Freeman, Matthew; Gambarato, Renira (Ed.). The Routledge Companion to Transmedia Studies. London: Routledge.

Gillian Doyle

Gillian Doyle is Professor of Media Economics and Director of the Centre for Cultural Policy Research (CCPR) at the University of Glasgow where she directs Glasgow’s MSc in Media Management.   Her research on media economics and policy and on the impact of digitisation has been translated and published in several languages.   Gillian is Principal Investigator (PI) on ‘Television Production in Transition: Independence, Scale and Sustainability’, a major research project examining recent transformations in ownership structures in the television production sector funded by the UK Economic & Social Research Council (2017-2020).  She was PI on a recently completed ESRC –funded project on ‘Multi-platform Media and the Digital Challenge’ which investigated economic and policy aspects of digital media convergence and on a major AHRC-funded project entitled ‘The UK Film Council: A Case Study of Film Policy in Transition’.  She was also Lead Investigator on ‘Converging Technologies and Business Models’, a project that forms part of the work programme of CREATe, the RCUK hub for research on Copyright and New Business Models for the Creative Economy.  Gillian has carried out and supervised studies on media economics and media policy for the Council of Europe, the European Commission and the OECD. Gillian is former President of the Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI).

Simon Broek

Simon Broek has more than 10 years of experience in policy research for national (NL) and international clients, such as the European Commission, European Parliament, ETF, Eurofound, Cedefop, UNESCO and the ILO. Simon worked mainly on education policies in the European context. In this, he looked at the European transparency tools (EQF, EQAVET, ECVET etc.); innovation in education practices (OER, digital learning environments), and transnational mobility. In the field of culture, Simon evaluated the Dutch programme for creative industries, evaluated the Dutch performing arts council and was the main researcher in a study on valorization of humanities research programmes. He is currently involved in an analysis on the state of play of the implementation of the European Research Area. In addition, Simon worked for UNESCO on education issues. Furthermore, Simon publishes about his studies in peer-reviewed journals, is member of the editorial board of ETF, Thematic coordinator of the E-Platform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE) and assessed project proposals as Erasmus+ expert. He has a background in Philosophy.

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