Culture For Health

CultureForHealth responds to the objective of the Preparatory Action – Bottom-Up Policy Development for Culture & Well-being in the EU which is to (1) facilitate the exchange of knowledge, experience and success stories in the EU related to the role of culture for well-being and health, (2) map the most relevant existing practises, (3) improve the capacity of local actors, (4) carry out small-scale pilot work on the ground and (5) provide a set of policy recommendations on the topic.


CultureForHealth will:

  • undertake a research review clarifying the importance and the role of culture for well-being and health, taking stock of existing knowledge and evidence, and delineating initial recommendations for policy as well as targeted investment measures.
  • map relevant and good examples of EU, national, regional and local programmes, initiatives, projects and will develop a compendium of sustainable culture-based solutions for wellbeing and health targeting practitioners.
  • through the organisation of a series of roundtables and study visits in Denmark, Italy and Romania, webinars, workshops and a final conference, CultureforHealth will facilitate cross-sectorial and trans-European cooperation aiming at the generation of knowledge and compilation of policy guidelines on how to enhance well-being through culture. 
  • Finally, the initiative will also institute six pilot projects in Denmark, Italy, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia aiming at  “management and treatment” of illnesses as well as “prevention and promotion” for a variety of life stages and age groups. 

CultureForHealth is implemented by a consortium consisting of Culture Action Europe, Trans Europe Halles, Central Denmark Region, The Northern Dimension Partnership for Culture, Centrul Cultural Clujean, and Društvo Asociacija. The project will start in December 2021 and will last 18 months- ending provisionary May 2023.

The project is funded by the European Union.


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Niels Åge Skovbo

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