Evaluation & Monitoring

The Foundation is carrying out a process to evaluate and monitor the impacts of the European Capital of Culture title in Malta

Photo: Tomoko Goto

Photo: Tomoko Goto

The Valletta 2018 Foundation’s Evaluation & Monitoring research plan enables the Foundation to assess the success, or otherwise, of the process in a consistent, accessible and comparable manner.

The Foundation has set up an Evaluation & Monitoring Steering Committee to monitor and evaluate the impacts of Valletta as a European Capital of Culture. The Steering Committee is composed of four public entities (Economic Policy Department, Jobsplus, Malta Tourism Authority, and National Statistics Office) and five researchers, conducting research of a quantitative and qualitative nature. The research plan runs for the period of 2015-2019.

The research plan is structured around 5 research themes, each containing a range of separate studies. A summary of the research findings for 2015 and 2016 can be downloaded below.

A description of each research theme, together with the full annual research reports for each research study can be downloaded from the links below.

Theme 1: Cultural and Territorial Vibrancy – To evaluate the success of Valletta 2018 in encouraging cultural participatipon by the general public and different community groups.

Theme 2: Governance & Finance – To understand the investment and management in Valletta 2018 and the related impact on Malta’s creative sector.

Theme 3: Community Inclusion & Space – To assess the impact of Valletta 2018 cultural and infrastructural regeneration on various community groups.

Theme 4: The Tourist Experience – To evaluate the changes in visitor profile, tourist expenditure and visitor perception as a result of Valletta 2018.

Theme 5: The Valletta Brand – To understand the success of the Valletta 2018 communications strategy within different community groups.