The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor is designed to help national, regional and municipal policy makers identify local strengths and opportunities and benchmark their cities against similar urban centres using both quantitative and qualitative data. The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor is thus an instrument to promote mutual exchange and learning between cities. For researchers, the pool of comparable data is expected to generate new questions and insights into the role of culture and creativity in cities’ social and economic well being.
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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) (2017): The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/0febda0d-66f8-4aef-b460-a6f89accc5a2
The monitor’s latest results are available for three different reference years, with a focus on the most recent year, 2019. These results provide a snapshot of the situation just before the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor (hereafter ‘Monitor’) is a monitoring and benchmarking tool first developed in 2017 to allow European cities to compare and contrast their areas of excellence and improvement in terms of culture and creativity. Since its first launch, the Monitor has served as a guidance tool for policy makers at local, national and European level.
The 2023 update of the Monitor provides a methodological improvement and a revision of the selected indicators, so to ensure the tool remains reliable and coherent, thus enabling meaningful comparisons of cities’ performance over time. The new results are available for three different reference years, with a focus on the most recent, 2019. These latest results provide a snapshot of the situation just before the COVID-19 pandemic.
An updated statistical assessment of the Monitor provided in this report allows the user to use the Monitor consciously, encouraging an informed use of the data and monitoring tools provided. The update has also been applied to the online platform which, on top of the pre-existing tools, also allows users to compare and contrast the performance of 196 European cities at three different points in time.
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