EU4Culture Supports Evidence-Based Regional Development of the Armenian Creative Sector

In May, the EU-funded EU4Culture project held a four-day training in Ijevan on Cultural Indicators for 15 representatives from the municipalities of Ijevan, Charentsavan and Sevan. The purpose of the activity was to improve the implementation impact measurement of their Cultural Development Strategies developed in 2022, with the support from EU4Culture.

The educational sessions focused on developing a Logical Framework Matrix as a tool for their strategies, which involves data collection, analysis, and decision-making. The Armenian trainers discussed how Cultural indicators could effectively measure the quality of cultural activities and decision-making for cultural development in regional cities.

„The training gave me very practical skills on collecting and analysing qualitative and quantitative indicators. I would like to also highlight the AI tools that we had the opportunity to get acquainted with during the training,“ said Ernest Khanumyan, one of the participants from Ijevan.

The importance of understanding the structure of the Logical Framework Matrix was mentioned by another participant. “The very practical exercises helped me understand it. The training was based on very practical cases, which helped me better understand the complex topic,“ said Ofelya Sargsyan from Sevan.

Through the support of the EU, EU4Culture has successfully implemented the training program on cultural indicators in all Eastern Partnership countries. As a result, representatives of 14 non-capital cities from the region are now better equipped to advance the development of local creative sectors as engines for growth and social development.


With a budget of €7.85 million, EU4Culture is a four-year project funded by the European Union to support the culture and creative sector with a special focus on non-capital cities and towns in the Eastern Partnership Countries. The project is implemented by Goethe-Institut (Lead), Czech Centers, Danish Cultural Institute, and Institut Français de Géorgie.