Join us for the Culture and Well-being Forum 2022

Join us for the Culture and Well-being Forum 2022, which is dedicated this year to the CultureForHealth initiative. It will take place on 26-28th October 2022 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Although in 2019 the World Health Organization has published a report with evidence on the role of the arts in improving health, this evidence is not yet widely known and followed up on policy level in most countries.

Through a series of Roundtables we aim to bring together policy makers, practitioners and researchers from all around Europe to discuss the opportunities for joint policy and action among the health, cultural and social sectors. Following the CultureForHealth policy workshops from Denmark and Italy, the event is facilitating cross-sectoral and trans-European cooperation aiming to generate knowledge and compile policy guidelines on how to enhance well-being through culture.


The event consists of three days of policy dialogue, roundtables, workshops and conversations around inspiring case studies. It includes two days of public conference sessions and a one day ideathon where invited experts will draft recommendations for policies at local, national and EU level on how to harness the power of the arts to more effectively address global health and social challenges. The working sessions are based on the findings of the “CultureForHealth Scoping review of culture, well-being, and health interventions and their evidence, impacts, challenges and policy recommendations for Europe” to be officially launched on November 16th 2022.

The event will take place on 26-28th October 2022 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and it is planned for in-person participation.

See the full programme (pdf)

To register, please fill in this form (link here) 

Programme and catering is provided. The event is addressed to policymakers, researchers and professionals from the fields of culture, health, social care and architecture as well as company managers interested in improving workplace well-being.

For any questions, please contact:
Claudia Cacovean, Cluj Cultural Centre,


 #CultureForHealth is a project co-funded by the European Commission and implemented by Culture Action Europe (the project manager), Trans Europe Halles, Region Midtjylland, Centrul Cultural Clujean, Društvo Asociacija and us – the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture. More info: