Evaluation of the open method of coordination and the structured dialogue, as the agenda for culture's implementing tools at European Union level
Final report - Study
This Evaluation of the Open Method of Coordination and the Structured Dialogue, as the Agenda for Culture's implementing tools at European Union level provides an assessment of the extent to which the tools – the Open Method of Coordination (OMC) and the Structured Dialogue (SD) – contribute to the achievement of objectives set for the European Agenda for Culture. The implementing tools (OMC and SD) of the European Agenda for Culture in a globalizing world ("the Agenda") are intended to help bring together the various actors at European Union (EU) and Member State (MS) level to take... action in pursuit of shared objectives and to address cultural challenges of European dimension. Such challenges include, most notably, the high fragmentation of the market for cultural works limiting the choice for consumers, lack of capacity to operate internationally and limited organisation of the cultural and creative sectors at EU level. At the same time, the design and implementation of the tools reflects both the requirements of the EU to act, as well as the (limits to the) competences of the EU in this field. Based on the principle of subsidiarity, action at EU level can address problems of European scale and dimension in a more effective way than can action by Member States or civil society stakeholders alone. This evaluation comes in a period of reflection and future planning, such as those on Creative Europe and the preparation of the Culture Work Plan which will succeed to the current one. This evaluation is therefore an important step in determining not only the success to date of the implementing tools, but also in identifying the key success and areas of improvement of the process itself in order to provide recommendations for the future.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (European Commission) , Ecorys UK Ltd
- Personal author(s): McDonald, Neil; Veart, Laura; Mozuraityte, Neringa; Frost, Sandra Themes: Culture
- Subject: artistic creation, cultural cooperation, cultural policy, dissemination of culture, EU action, EU programme