Call for preparatory action for policy development of culture and well-being

The European Commission has released a call for the preparatory action ‘Bottom-up Policy Development for Culture & Well-being in the EU’.

The preparatory action aims to:

  • facilitate the exchange of knowledge, experience and success stories within the European Union (EU) related to the role of culture for well-being and health
  • map the most relevant existing practices in this regard, including those that are financed by European programmes
  • improve the capacity of local actors to effectively benefit from culture as a means to increase well-being and health, with a special focus on mental health
  • carry out small-scale pilot work on the ground concerning means of cooperating across sectors to enhance the well-being of individuals and communities
  • establish and explore synergies between existing policies and programmes, as well as past, ongoing and planned actions – in particular those at the EU level – but also local, (macro-)regional and national initiatives

Deadline: 14 May 2021.

Find more information online.

The European Commission adopted the Annual work programme for the implementation of Pilot Projects and Preparatory Actions in the areas of education, youth, sport and culture on 4 March 2020.