The Culture and Well-being Forum
The Culture and Well-being Forum 2022, was dedicated to the CultureForHealth initiative and took place on 26-28th October 2022 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
CultureForHealth is a project co-funded by the European Commission with partners form all over Europe, including the MESOC partner Cluj Cultural Centre.
Cluj Cultural Centre and its partners brought together at Culture and Well-being Forum 2022 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 facilitated cross-sectoral and trans-European cooperation to generate knowledge and compile policy guidelines on how to enhance well-being through culture.
The event consisted of three days of policy dialogue, roundtables, workshops and conversations around inspiring case studies. It included two days of public conference sessions and a one day ideathon where invited experts drafted 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 was 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.