Kantar Gallup engaged in a partnership agreement with rethinkIMPACTS 2017. Kantar Gallup was responsible for data gathering as well as participating in the development of the population surveys
For rethinkIMPACTS 2017 the partnership with Kantar Gallup meant that we are guaranteed data of a high quality.
In addition, the partnership with Kantar Gallup included the development of the parts of the evaluation concerning audience research and media analysis. Regarding both, Kantar Gallup had extensive experience and thus contributed to the development of the evaluation of Aarhus 2017.
It was of great value that the partnership meant that researchers and analysts cooperated about the development of new research designs and evaluation methods.
Pluss Leadership contributed to the evaluation of Aarhus 2017 in examining the organisational effects of the project of Capital of Culture.
One particular aspect of 2017 was the collaboration between the municipalities which was established already during the application procedure. Thus, this collaboration was what came into focus in the evaluation-process.
rethinkIMPACTS 2017 and Pluss leadership conducted the evaluation in close collaboration with Anne Mette Kjeldsen and Martin Bæksgaard from the Department of Political Science.
Subresults based on the first qualitative data gathering in winter and spring 2016 were presented to the regional steering group of Aarhus 2017 in August 2016 with the purpose of feeding into the process of planning the legacy of Aarhus 2017. The presentation can be seen here.
rethinkIMPACTS 2017 cooperated with Urban Goods about the design of the evaluation of the ways in which Aarhus 2017 used culture to create open and vibrant urban spaces. Linked to the theme of liveability, a variety of 2017 projects focused on urban and rural development processes, often based on a participatory approach.
Urban Goods is specialized in citizen engaging processes and participatory approaches to urban development and it is based on this expertise that they contributed to the development of the evaluation of the ways in which Aarhus 2017 contributed to urban development processes in the Central Denmark Region.
As a part of the development of the evaluation design, Cecilie Eriksen (MA in Anthropology) conducted a mapping and systematization of the relevant projects and events.