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The consortium selected 10 cities among those that have taken part in the visits for an intensive follow-up and customised coaching. The aim is to help them transfer the good practices they identified during a study visit as interesting and potentially transferable to their city or region.


Our understanding of coaching


One of the key objectives of the project is to ensure transferability of results and long-term results and impacts in cities or regions. The visit is not just ‘fact-finding’. We see a coaching visit as a catalyst for change and as a unique opportunity for cities and regions to benefit from expertise, targeted advice and recommendations. A visit by an international team may also help to change attitudes to the challenges highlighted by the visited city or region, both within its authority and among stakeholders.


Objectives of the coaching visits


Coaching visits are meant to assist with the process of sharing experiences and knowledge and exchanging good practices between cities.
Through the coaching visits we aim to ensure the following concrete impacts:

  • Make sure that selected cities and regions that have attended visits in other cities or regions benefit from expert guidance that is adapted to their local or regional contexts and specificities

  • Develop specific recommendations that are custom made to participating cities and regions. Such recommendations can then be used by cities and regions to develop strategic documents (e.g. actions plans, roadmaps) and implement policies

  • Develop long term networking and trust between cities and regions and with experts.

The ten cities and regions selected to benefit from coaching are: Bratislava, Kaunas, Kalamata, Friuli Venezia Giulia region, Angers, Loulé, Chemnitz, Lublin, and Oulu.

On this page you can find all related information on coaching and useful documents to download:

201610 Bratislava - Identifying driving forces of the Bratislava cultural and creative ecosystem  Download
201612 Kaunas - Valorising local cultural heritage  Download
201702 Friuli Venezia Giulia - Enhancing the economic and social impact of regional cultural heritage  Download
201703 Angers - Prioritize local needs, enhance creative assets, reinforce attractiveness  Download
201704 Chemnitz - Developing a cultural strategy involving local actors  Download
201704 Loulé - Turning Loulé into a creative city of reference in the field of design, arts and crafts  Download
201705 Kalamata - Strengthen the development of the local creative industries  Download
201705 Lublin - Audience development & monitoring and evaluation  Download
201706 Belfast - Find the right direction to take the ‘next step’ in support for culture and arts  Download
201706 Oulu - Position culture as a core investment priority across different strategic areas  Download
Coaching guidelines  Download
Coaching visits - dates and themes  Download