ALL AROUND CULTURE
External Evaluation

All-Around Culture Programme/Thaqafa Dayer Maydoor aimed to foster a vital cultural ecosystem as an enabling environment for social and economic inclusion of young people in seven countries across the Arab region.
Project Name
All Around Culture - External Evaluation
Funding Body
European Commission
Date
December 2023 – February 2024
Lead Partner
KOLLEKTIVA for Social Innovation and Culture
Partners
MMAG Foundation
MitOst
L’art Rue
Culture Resource
Collaborators

Dr. Matina Magkou
Laila Baza
Kai Brennert

All-Around Culture Programme/ Thaqafa Dayer Maydoor aimed to foster a vital cultural ecosystem as an enabling environment for social and economic inclusion of young people in seven countries across the Arab region including Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, and Libyan and Syrian communities in these countries. Co-funded by the European Union, All-Around Culture was a collaborative and interconnected programme implemented over a 4-year period, by Culture Resource, L’art Rue, MitOst and the MMAG Foundation. The activities supported included cultural alliances, youth-led initiatives, cross-border collaborations, eco-system academies and cultural policy dialogues.

This evaluation complemented other initiatives put in place by the programme, including its internal M&E process, a commissioned research on cultural policies in the region and a white paper under the title “Cultural eco-system in the Arab region: strategic insights for supportive resources and policies”. In this line, the external evaluation researched and evaluated the observed outcomes of the programme and provided a roadmap for future initiatives in the field.

The team was composed by Dr. Matina Magkou, Senior Researcher and Evaluator and responsible for the project management of the evaluation, Laila Baza, senior M&E specialist and Kai Brennert, Senior Evaluation and data communication specialist and founder of edgeandstory.

Commissioned by: Culture Resource, L’art Rue, MitOst and the MMAG Foundation
Funded by: the European Commission