RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT (R&D)

We engage a variety of stakeholders and research partners in reflection, action research and pilot projects. We look into alternative democratic practices, new forms of civic engagement, urban commons, as well as the position of Europe in the world - through a cultural lens. The results and findings fuel all of our activities. 

Reflection, think-tanks, foresight studies

Programme Manager Philipp Dietachmair presents the Build the City Book. Photo by Constanze Flamme.

Programme Manager Philipp Dietachmair presents the Build the City Book. Photo by Constanze Flamme.

We tap into less explored research areas, we experiment and prototype ideas, join research pilot projects and develop partnerships.

Policy evidence-making

 

Watch: 10 years of Cultural Policy Research Award (CPRA)




We produce new knowledge as evidence base for our advocacy work: Researching effective practices across our programmes and advocating for their recognition and support at policy level.    

Monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment

Ideas on Wheels at the Idea Camp 2015. Photo by Julio Albarrán.

Ideas on Wheels at the Idea Camp 2015. Photo by Julio Albarrán.

We monitor, assess and evaluate our activities. We invest in strategic organisational and programme development. We also support local cultural initiatives through Research & Development grants.


Idea Camp 2015, photo by Julio Albarrán.

Idea Camp 2015, photo by Julio Albarrán.

A selection of our research & development projects