AYCH project independent evaluator: Atlantic Cities’ activities assessment

Jo Wright from Wright Consulting undertook the Atlantic Youth Creative Hub – AYCH project, funded under Interreg Atlantic Area, independent assessment on undertaken activities impact. At this assessment it was highlighted the key role of the Atlantic Cities Association (ACA).

A highlighted role of the ACA was noticed from the start of the project life as it was responsible for bringing 3 members to the project (Brest, Gijon and Saint-Nazaire). AYCH builds upon previous projects of Atlantic Cities and it is delivered through the Atlantic Futures (AF) programme which contributes to the project goals: internships, trainings, job creation/orientation, and entrepreneurial skills development through exchange opportunities.

It was highlighted the average age of AF participants is between 20-30 years old and includes graduates and post-graduates as well as people from vulnerable backgrounds.  Support is tailored to the individual needs through permanent support (from 3 to 6 months) and permanent dialogue during their participation in the programme and afterwards.

For more information, AF success stories are uploaded at the ACA youtube channel.

Nevertheless, Jo Wright critics were focused in the need to provide a more public evidence of participants, activities undertaken and concrete results achieved.