The preparatory action ‘Bottom-up Policy Development for Culture & Well-being in the EU’ 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.
More specifically, the selected organisation/consortium will implement the following tasks:
-Task I: Research. The beneficiary should undertake a desk research that will review existing knowledge from European and international research on the relationship between citizens’ participation in culture, well-being and health, including digital aspects and the impact of Covid 19.
-Task II: Mapping. The beneficiary should carry out a mapping of relevant EU, national, regional and local programmes, initiatives and projects on culture, well-being and health across the European Union.
7-Task III: Cross-sectorial and cross-border cooperation. The beneficiary should facilitate experimental cross-sectorial and trans-European cooperation with the aim to generate knowledge and compile policy guidelines on how to enhance well-being through culture (e.g. by means of peer-learning activities, coaching, creative labs, etc.). The actions should involve a high degree of innovation and should test or expand the reach of new models of cooperation.
The current call is open to individual entities and consortia of partners. The grant agreement resulting from this call for proposals will be allocated to one single project. The indicative duration of the action is 18 months. The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of the project is estimated at €500,000. The deadline for applications is the 14th of May 2021.
For more information, please visit the Commission’s website.
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