EEA and Norway Grants 2004-2009: Evaluation of funding to the cultural heritage sector

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Evaluations and Reviews


Evaluation of the EEA and Norway Grants funding to cultural heritage in the 2004-2009 funding period. The evaluation was conducted by PITIJA and published in April 2012. 

Main findings:  

  • The Evaluation on Cultural Heritage found that the EEA and Norway Grants 04-09 were of great importance to the conservation of cultural heritage in the beneficiary countries.  End-beneficiaries were able to invest effectively in the restoration of cultural heritage objects, and in the development of activities around the restored objects.
  • Many examples show that the support created spin-off effects, resulting in new activities and leverage of additional funding after the completion of the projects.
  • Revitalisation of buildings and restoration of cultural heritage assets helped to attract greater visitor numbers and strengthen pride in local communities.
  • The projects successfully reached out to a wide range of target groups, and increased cultural management capacity within involved organisations.