Interim evaluation of the Culture Programme 2007-2013

The evaluation aims to assess the implementation of the programme and the achievement of its objectives and to provide input for the preparation and implementation of any future programme in the field of culture. The report was carried out in 2010 and published in the second half of 2010.

The evaluation concludes that the Culture Programme plays a unique role in stimulating cross-border cooperation, promoting peer learning and the professionalization of the sector and increasing the access of European citizens to non-national European works. Indirectly it contributes to the development of content which is essential for sustainable growth and jobs, and stimulates new, creative and innovative developments.

The report underlines that the programme plays a crucial role in respecting Europe’s cultural and linguistic diversity and ensuring the safeguarding and enhancing of the EU’s cultural heritage.

Read the evaluation on: http://ec.europa.eu/culture/key-documents/doc/evaluation/interim_evaluation_report.pdf