Moving MENA Mobility Fund and Cultural Innovators Network
Following the evaluation of the advanced cultural management training for cultural professionals from Arabic countries , EDUCULT evaluates two other programmes in the frame of the Goethe Institut Culture and Development Initiative. Both programmes follow an agenda of social and political transformation and supporting civil society and democratization in Middle East and Northern Africa.
This mobility fund was established 2012 in the framework of the transformation partnership between Germany, Egypt and Tunisia and is financed by the German Foreign Office and organized by the Goethe-Institut Cairo. The Moving MENA Mobility fund aims at supporting travels to Germany for professionals in arts, culture, cultural management and education from Egypt and Tunisia in order to attend festivals, exhibitions and symposia that are relevant for their work.
Cultural Innovators Network (CIN)
CIN is a joint project of more than 20 Goethe-Institutes around the Mediterranean, coordinated by the Goethe-Institut Rabat. It is a platform for communication, exchange and learning provided for young active civil society members from Europe and the MENA region. On the cross roads between culture, art and politics, the CIN asks questions about the future of our societies. How can we reorganize our social order? How can we express our demands artistically? How can we generate more participation?
How to deal with the complexity and dynamics of programmes in the field of culture and transformation in an evaluation setting, trying to relate causes and effects and analysing questions regarding impact and sustainability? In previous projects, EDUCULT has applied two methodological approaches that proved promising ways to provide a theory basis and framework as well as openness to the unpredictability and at times ambiguity of development processes. That is why we have chosen to apply a contribution analysis approach for the Moving MENA Mobility Fund and the Actor-Network Theory for the Cultural Innovator Network.
Both approaches have a strong focus on qualitative methods. We will carry out interviews with project managers, participants and other stakeholders. In addition, we will analyse documents related to the projects and carry out online surveys among the project participants. For the Cultural Innovators Network, we will also apply participatory observation as well as an evaluation round table at two of their networking meetings.