The European Commission wants to gather young people to make their voices heard in the framework of “Voices of Culture”. They are specifically invited to bring project ideas and policy recommendations for the cultural and creative sectors and decision-makers to improve mental health.
This call is in the framework of the dialogue entitled “Voices of Culture”, which the European Commission holds with cultural stakeholders and civil society.
The third topic of Voices of Culture 2021 – 2023 will bring forward project ideas and policy recommendations for the cultural and creative sectors and decision-makers on the topic of the role of the cultural and creative sectors in improving mental health of young people.
The purpose of this Voices of Culture cycle is to generate project ideas and policy recommendations for the cultural and creative sectors and decision-makers. The output from the series of Brainstorming sessions and Dialogue meeting with the European Commission will be a catalogue of project ideas and policy recommendations authored by the participants.
The catalogue will be disseminated widely in the sector and marketed EU-wide by the end of 2022- early months of 2023.
Arts and culture programs often address the issue of mental health and wellbeing and mobilise their professional capacities, not only for promotion, prevention, treatment and management of mental health and wellbeing of the young people, but also as key actors for fighting stigma and spreading positive attitudes and behaviours
The call is open to representatives of the cultural and creative sectors and other relevant sectors (professional organisations, cultural institutions, non-governmental organisations, European networks, foundations, private organisations, etc.) with relevant expertise on the topic Youth, Mental Health and Culture who would like to contribute to discussions with the European Commission.
The deadline for application is July 14th, 2022.