Project Organisation

Steering committee

A steering committee was established in November 2013.

The steering committee takes the overall responsibility for the coorporation and the development of the project. The financial framework is 10 mill. DKK in total, which will primarily be spend on evaluation and monitoring, conferences, and seed money for research. The steering group will have budgetary responsibility.

Members are:

  • Marianne Ping Huang, AU
  • Mads Daugbjerg, Observer, AU
  • Rina Valeur, Aarhus 2017
  • Ib Christensen, municipality of Aarhus
  • Lene Øster, Central Region Denmark

Project team

Project Manager Lene Bak is responsible for the overall management of rethinkIMPACTS 2017.

Research Manager, Louise Ejgod Hansen, is responsible for developing the link between research and evaluation.

Evaluation manager, Hans-Peter Degn, is responsible for the process of designing the scheme for the overall evaluation and data gathering. He has the main responsibility for the development and application of relevant methods used in the evaluation.

As part of both Arhus2017 and the rethinkIMPACTS team stakeholder manager, Morten Falbe-Hansen, has been part of the development of rethinkIMPACTS and is currently responsible for creating an overview of the business related parts of the evaluation, as well as securing a regional legacy for the rethinkIMPACTS project.

Data management will be assisted by evaluation coordinator and Phd student Hanne Lynghøj Ellerbæk who will be responsible for designing the creative part of the evaluation and qualitative data management.    

Nanna Thomsen, cand.scient pol, is research assistant at rethinkIMPACTS 2017. She is mainly responsible for the quantitative part of the research. Nanna pays a great part in analyzing and communicating the quantitative data.

Julie Langdal Andersen is student assistant at rethinkIMPACTS 2017. She is mainly responsible for communication, organising of workshops and some collection and processing of qualitative and quantitative data.

The collection and processing of quantitative and qualitative data will be assisted by eight student assistants: Johannes Xie, Mathias Pedersen, Marie Andreasen, Kasper Fryd Kristensen, Cathrine Birn, Michala Dahl Hansen, Line Aagaard Nordentoft Pedersen and Mille Borup.

Caroline Skov and Christina Kjærgaard is responsible for the transcription of the interviews collected during 2017 and 2018.  

The project team is conducting evaluation and research and thus they deliver data into rethinkIMPACTS 2017 themselves. They are regularly participating in research conferences and meetings regarding European Capitals of Culture. 

Project Manager