The CultureForHealth Report Launch

November 24, 2022, 10:00 am | November 24, 2022, 2:30 pm
24 November, 2022

On 24 November 10:00 – 14:30 CET the #CultureForHealth project invites you to the launch of the CultureForHealth Report. 

The report, launched on 16 November during the EU Commission’s Seminar on Culture and Creativity for mental health and well-being, has compiled evidence from over 300 scientific studies 500+ projects that show art and culture’s contribution to health and well-being. This scoping review looks at the links between culture and health, subjective well-being, community well-being, and positive COVID-19 outcomes. The event on 24 November will present interventions currently happening within cultural and health and well-being sectors, as well as the report’s set of policy recommendations with the ambition to trigger a true policy change in the EU on all levels.

Join us for a webinar that brings together policymakers, arts and cultural practitioners, researchers, and health and wellbeing experts who will give a deep dive into the newly published CultureForHealth Report and discuss its policy recommendations.

You are invited to participate in sessions to share how these findings can be put into practice. Following the webinar, you’ll meet practitioners from different countries and get an up-close look at fascinating projects connecting culture and health and benefit wellbeing.

REGISTER HERE to be part of the growing work between cultural and health and wellbeing sectors!

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The CultureForHealthReport Launch, 24th November 2022
Online, 10.00 – 14.30 CET

The CultureForHealth Report – Scoping review of culture, well-being and health interventions and their evidence, impacts, challenges and policy recommendations for Europe

See the full program here

Part 1 – The Launch of the CultureForHealth Report

10.00 | Opening
Moderator: Niels Righolt, Vice President of Culture Action Europe

  • MEP Pernille Weiss, member of the European Parliament, Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • Georg Haeusler- Director, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission (TBC)
  • Nils Fietje -Technical Officer in the Behavioural and Cultural Insights Unit at World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe
  • Veronique Wasbauer– Directorate General for Health & Food Safety
  • Cariad Astles- Board member of UNIMA- Union Internationale de la Marionettte, Lecturer in Puppetry, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

10.20 | Presentation of the CultureForHealth Report
Moderators: Kornélia Kiss, Project and Operations Director of Culture Action Europe, consortium leader of CultureForHealth project and Rarița Zbranca, Programme Director, Cluj Cultural Centre, Lead Researcher of the CultureForHealth report

11.05 | Break 

11.15 | Discussion on policy recommendations
Facilitator: Dr Mafalda Dâmaso

Reflections and conversation moderated by Dr Mafalda Dâmaso among:

  • Rosie Dow, Programmes and Engagement Manager, Strategy Lead at WHO collaborating Centre for Arts & Health, University College London
  • Lina Papartytè, Project Coordinator, EuroHealthNet
  • Mercedes del Palacio, Attache for Culture at the Permanent Representation of Spain to the EU (TBC)
  • Laura Norppa, Senior Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Culture of Finland
  • Henrik Qvist, Member of The Regional Council, Central Denmark Region (Region Midtjylland)

12.10 | Q&A 

12.15 | Lunch Break

Part 2 – Culture’s Contribution to Health and Wellbeing – In Practice

13.00 | Presentation of the CultureForHealth project
Moderator: Kornelia Kiss, Project and Operations Director of Culture Action Europe.

13.10 | Five Breakout Room Discussions with international case studies from the intersections of culture, health and wellbeing

  1. Projects and programmes for Children (under 12 years old)
    Open discussion moderated by Mikkel Ottow, Central Denmark Region (Region Midtjylland), Culture and Health Consultant
  1. Projects and programmes for Youth (12-30 years old)
    Open discussion moderated by Inga Surgunte, Culture Programme Director at Latvian National Commission for UNESCO
  1. Projects and programmes for workers and adults
    Open discussion moderated by Polona Torkar, Društvo Asociacija, Slovenia
  1. Projects and programmes for elderly people
    Open discussion moderated by Ștefan TEIȘANU, Executive Director, Cluj Cultural Centre
  1. Creative Activities for Social Inclusion
    Open discussion moderated by Fairooz Tamini, Director Strategic Development, Trans Europe Halles

14.20 | Closing notes

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