Apply to a Voices of Culture discussion on Youth, Mental Health and Culture

The next Voices of Culture structured dialogue with the European Commission will generate project ideas and policy recommendations for the cultural and creative sectors and decision-makers on the topic of the role of the cultural and creative sectors in improving mental health of young people. Deadline to apply: 13 July 2022.

Drawing on already known research about culture's benefit on mental health, Voices of Culture wishes to further explore how cultural and creative projects may improve wellbeing of young people.

Successful applicants will be invited to a Brainstorming Meeting at Goethe-Institut Brussels on the 04.10.2022 – 05.10.2022 and to a Dialogue Meeting at Goethe-Institut Brussels on the 08.12.2022 to share their input on several areas of discussion:

  1. Evidence on the contribution of the cultural and creative sectors to improving the mental health and well-being of young people, at national and international level.
  2. Synergies with other policy fields (health, education, social welfare, etc.) to maximize results.
  3. Examples of interventions where there is robust evidence of successful outcomes, particularly for disadvantaged young people. Conditions for success of such interventions.

NEMO participated in the previous Voices of Culture brainstorm and dialogue on digital audiences. The final report can be accessed and downloaded online.