Recap of the #CultureForHealth Final Conference

From 7 to 10 June 2023, the final conference of #CultureForHealth took place and explored the intersection of Care, Culture, and Health, while also delving into the captivating myths and mysteries of Elefsina – the European Capital of Culture.

The two-year-long marathon for the #CultureForHealth project, focused on interdisciplinary bottom-up policy development, has successfully concluded. The project was co-funded by the European Commission and implemented by Culture Action Europe (the lead partner), Trans Europe Halles, Central Denmark Region, Centrul Cultural Clujean, and Društvo Asociacija. Throughout this journey, significant progress has been made, and valuable relationships have been forged.

During the #CultureForHealth conference, Vice-President of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas took the stage to deliver a keynote focused on the importance of supporting cross-sectorial work between health and culture at the European level.

Vice-President Schinas also referred to the European Commission’s recently adopted Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health, as well as the Commission’s launch of the European Mental Health Capacity-Building Initiative worth 11 million euros to support Member States in building capacity for an approach that promotes mental health across all policies.

During the conference the NDPC has also been excited to implement a workshop on the #TalkingPoints guide we recently launched together with NDPHS Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being. We were also glad to meet NDPHS at the Beyond the Obvious accommodated “Handle with Care: Projects Agora” with the “The Arts on Prescription in the Baltic Sea Region” (funded by Interreg Baltic Sea Region) project in which we are also associated partners.

Watch the recording of the #CultureForHealth day at Elefsina here and read the summary of the #CultureForHealth final conference here.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone involved in the #CultureForHealth journey. Your dedication, expertise, and passion have made this project a resounding success. We look forward to continued partnerships and further advancements in the intersection of culture, health, and social well-being.

P.S. You can still join the very final #CultureForHealth online event dedicated to the launch of the Compendium of sustainable culture-based solutions for well-being and health. Save the date (22 June 2023, 10:00 – 11:30 CEST) and register here.



 #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: