International cooperation

The international dimension of your institution, programmes and projects poses particular challenges to you and other stakeholders throughout the process. Different objectives and priorities must be agreed on without compromising quality. Divergent standards in the area of project management complicate the smooth running of the process. Yet this international component can be a great enrichment for all involved if these challenges become a constructive learning process.

Hence, with evaluations in the field of international cooperation, we look not only at the final outcome, but at the whole process to determine impact and success. We do not only assess the degree to which objectives have been achieved, but we also bring to light "side effects" that can reveal a high degree of sustainability.

Our international team has the strong intercultural sensitivity required in the field of international cooperation. In our consulting and evaluation activities we pursue a culturally sensitive approach that takes into account the local environment, the cultural and social background of the actors as well as the implications of intercultural cooperation. Thanks to our practical experience in implementing intercultural projects and our profound knowledge of the theoretical approaches and the actors in this field, we address the issues in a nuanced way and from different perspectives.

Our thematic focus is on culture and education in international relations. For us this not only includes measures whose objectives are explicitly assigned to the cultural or educational sector. Culture and education also play an important role in other areas of international cooperation, such as democratisation processes, the strengthening of civil society or sustainable development.

Our services are directed at a wide range of actors. These include NGOs and foundations as well as political actors such as the European Union (programmes in the field of culture and education), states (foreign cultural and educational policy), regions or local authorities (international cooperation), etc.

In order to meet the requirements that international cooperation places on evaluations, evalux bases its work on the following principles. Evaluations should

  • use methods and instruments appropriate to the complexity of the field.
  • ensure the quality of content through special expertise.
  • be systemically oriented with respect to the analysis.
  • be able to be designed in a participatory way.
  • support the implementation of the evaluation results.