The Barcelona debates on cultural evaluation in cultural policy

Policy seminar in Barcelona


Following the international policy seminar held in Budapest on 8 December 2023, a second part of the UNCHARTED policy debates took place in Barcelona on 25 January 2024, organised by the University of Barcelona, at the prestigious site of Pati Manning, Centre d’Estudis i Recursos Culturals.

Representatives of the European institutions as well as policy makers, at international, national and local levels have been invited to discuss and review policy briefs, recommendations and guidelines, on the basis of the actual needs from the territories of the participating stakeholders. 

The debates of Sessions 2 and 3, in English, are accessible in also in streaming.

The poster of the seminar is available for download (PDF in A3 format).


9.30 – 9.40 Welcome and introduction

Arturo Rodríguez Morató (UB)

Session 1: Culture-led urban regeneration in Barcelona: Valuating the Fàbriques de la creació                 (in Spanish and Catalan)

9.40 – 9.50 UNCHARTED reflections and recommendations

Victoria Sánchez (UB)

9.50 – 10.00 ICUB perspective

Rosa Gibert Pibernat

10.00 – 10.45 Debate

Moderator: Mariano Martín Zamorano (UB)

Participants: Montserrat Pareja-Eastaway (UB), Nicolás Barbieri (UOC), Toni Casares (Sala Becket)

10.45 – 11.00 General discussion

11.00 – 11.20 Coffee break

Session 2: Culture-led urban regeneration (in English)

11.20 – 11.30 UNCHARTED reflections and recommendations

Mariano Martín Zamorano (UB)

11.30 – 12.35 Debate

Moderator: Arturo Rodríguez Morató (UB)

Participants: Dave O’Brien (University of Manchester), Montserrat Pareja-Eastaway (UB), Jordi Pascual (UCLG)

12.35 – 13.45 Lunch break

Session 3: Cultural information (in English)

13.45 – 13.55 UNCHARTED reflections and recommendations

Joao Teixeira Lopes (Universidade do Porto)

13.55 – 15.30 Debate

Moderator: Joao Teixeira Lopes (Universidade do Porto)

Participants: Michael Hutter (WZB), Rubén Gutiérrez (Fundación SGAE), Dave O’Brien (University of Manchester), Annalisa Cicerchia (Istituto Nazionale di Statistica)

Concluding remarks

15.30 – 15.40 Arturo Rodríguez Morató (UB)

Some pictures from the event