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Networks News September 2012

The topics covered in this issue are:

1. The View from Above: Evaluating the DELGOSEA project
2. Accompanying the Pilot Cities – How the National Coaches Experienced the DELGOSEA Project
3. Let’s Hear it for the Mayors
4. Pulling the Strings – the Role of the National Coordinators


The News:

1. The View from Above: Evaluating the DELGOSEA project

An important requirement for all EU co-funded projects is a vigorous and thorough evaluation, taking a holistic approach of following the project from the beginning to the end. Ideally, the same evaluator stays with the project throughout the implementation period and DELGOSEA was lucky to have secured the services of Dr Marion Fischer from start to finish.


2. Accompanying the Pilot Cities – How the National Coaches Experienced the DELGOSEA Project

Focusing on the unsung heroes of the DELGOSEA project, there is hardly a group that is more important but as rarely in the spotlight as the coaches of the pilot cities. These 67 people, who have been trained by the DELGOSEA network in 2010, spent the last year tirelessly visiting the pilot cities under their responsibility, monitoring their progress and helping them with any question or difficulty that might have arisen. Nobody knows more about the projects then they do – here are some reflections on how they experienced the DELGOSEA project.


3. Let’s Hear it for the Mayors

It’s nearly a cliché by now: ‘Support from the top is vital for the successful replication of a best practice’. But as all DELGOSEA’s success stories bear out, there is a lot of truth in that saying. It is, therefore, high time for the mayors of the pilot cities to share their experiences of the replication process and give their views on what makes the projects work.


4. Pulling the Strings – the Role of the National Coordinators

At times it must have felt like being at the centre of a spider’s web – the national coordinator for each DELGOSEA project countries was the person keeping the show on the road, working with each pilot as well as best practice city, liaising with media, academia and civil society and, last but not least, being in constant contact with the DELGOSEA headquarters in Manila. Let’s hear how they experienced DELGOSEA.