Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture Evaluation Report

This report is the independent evaluation of Galway 2020 and outlines the main findings of the evaluation undertaken by The Audience Agency from September 2019 to May 2021. It is an initial assessment of the outcomes and impacts of Galway 2020, and it is expected that further studies may research particular aspects of the ECoC as well as its legacy. The evaluation assesses the outcomes and impacts (immediate and potential) of the delivery of Galway 2020 from its designation in 2016 to the end of its delivery period in April 2021. As the programme was relaunched in September 2020 so the evaluation process was also re-formed and adapted to meet the new circumstances of the year in the context of the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.