The Practitioners Network for European Development (PN) is a network of European Development Cooperation experts, composed of 23 Members from 17 countries spanning across the continent. Their work focuses on building knowledge through exchanges, coordination and harmonisation and by providing feedback on policies from a practitioners’ perspective. As practitioners, the members have vast knowledge of implementing joint projects worldwide. They share information and discuss experiences and synergies, addressing operational issues and making recommendations. Members and Associates are pillar-assessed – or in the process of being pillar-assessed – by the European Commission.
Following the General Assembly in May 2019, Network Members agreed to set up a Culture and Development Work Stream (C&DWS) to share knowledge, expertise and best practices among Network Members on Culture and Development policies, programmes and activities, and examine how best to contribute to the UN Agenda 2030 through culture, including arts and heritage.
Main objectives of the Network are:
- Reflect on a common concept of culture as a tool for sustainable development
- To share best practices and opportunities to work together on culture for development
- Encourage exchange between members and with relevant European and international institutions, such as UNESCO
The conceptual baseline of the Working Group is contained in the Declaration: “Cooperation in Culture for Development Towards a Sustainable Transformation”. This project focuses on the measurement, monitoring and evaluation of the impact of culture and development cooperation programmes and projects. Suppliers are requested to respond to Phase 1 in this Request for Proposals. The outcome of Phase 1 will inform Phase 2, and may lead to a contract extension once Phase 2 is approved.
Phase 1 (approved) aims to explore the state of the art of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) methods and tools used by PN member organisations and other key stakeholders (e.g. UNESCO and EUNIC). This phase should include data gathering from PN members and result in a mapping of tools and indicators at various levels (local, national, project) to measure scales of impact, with identification of main themes and commonalities. The information will be gathered remotely and explored further in an in-person workshop with PN Members, facilitated by the Supplier. The outcomes of Phase 1 will form a State-of-the-Art report and will inform Phase 2, to be developed and approved for a possible contract extension.
Commissioned by the British Council, funded by Culture and Development Practitioners Network for European Development Cooperation.