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Event Impact Tool (EIT)

Event Impact Tool

Event Impact Tool (EIT) is a tool that can be used by organizers of sport and cultural events, meetings, fairs, conferences and congresses, and other types of events.

EIT examines the impacts your event can have within five different areas: economic, social, environmental, image and within the area or sector of the event. EIT is built on a list of key indicators within these areas. Some areas will be more relevant than others for your specific event.

The purpose of EIT is for an organizer to be able to get an overview of the impacts an event can potentially give or has given. EIT can be used before the event to plan better, or after the event to document to a greater extent. The tool can be used many times and depending on where you are in the planning process, you will get different results.

By using EIT, you can also gain new ideas and thoughts on how to strengthen the positive effects and reduce the negative effects of the event.

Event Impact Tool:

To use EIT:

To use the tool, you need to have information about the plans that underlie the event within economic, social, environmental, image and within the sector. The data will not be stored along the way, so you must fill out the entire tool to get your results. These can be downloaded as a pdf. This tool will take some time to fill out, you should estimate about 30 - 60 minutes.

The results are entirely based on data from the organizer and Innovation Norway cannot vouch for the data underlying the results.

Assessment of the event:

When assessing your event, you will be asked about various measures and indicators within the areas and how far along in the process you are to implement the measures. The assessments are as follows:



National significance, groundbreaking measures

The event contributes to setting new standards for how to achieve meaningful, broader impacts through events

Strong regional significance

The measures have strong significance for the region

Evidence of implementation, measures communicated

The measures have been initiated and communicated to relevant parties

Comprehensive plan, measures adopted, binding agreements

A comprehensive plan with measures has been prepared and adopted, necessary agreements are binding.

Prepared plan, relevant analysis, measures identified

A plan for the event has been initiated, with mapping and identification of measures.

Process started

Work on a plan for the broader impacts has begun.

Not initiated

There is no plan to work for a more sustainable event.

When your results are ready, the event will receive a grade, A, B, C or N.

  • A: The event is an example of best practice for creating positive effects
  • B: The event provides extensive positive effects
  • C: The event has measures in place that create meaningful effects
  • N: The event creates few broad effects

If the event has not been carried out, it will not be possible to achieve an A. This is because the organizer must confirm that the plans have been implemented, which will not be possible before the event.

About EIT:

This tool has been developed in collaboration with international consultants from Legacy Delivery, who have created an overview of key indicators for effects within different areas of events. The key indicators have been developed based on feedback from Norwegian host cities and organizers.

The tool is based on international guidelines for impact assessments of events, such as ASOIF Common Indicators for Measuring the Impact of Events and OECD Guidance on Global Events and Local Development.


Birgitte Nestande

Seniorrådgiver arrangement

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