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13 Jul 2022

Voices of Culture: Youth, Mental Health and Culture call

Voices of Culture is calling for applications for the Brainstorming and Dialogue meetings on “Youth, Mental Health and Culture” to be held at the Goethe-Institut Brussels in October and December 2022.  

The third topic of Voices of Culture 2021–2023 will generate 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.

Successful applicants will be invited to a Brainstorming Meeting (Goethe-Institut Brussels, 4–5 October 2022) and to a Dialogue Meeting (Goethe-Institut Brussels, 8 December 2022) with the European Commission to share their input on three suggested areas of discussion:

  • Evidence on the contribution of the cultural and creative sectors to improving the mental health and well-being of young people, at national and international level
  • Synergies with other policy fields (health, education, social welfare, etc.) to maximise results
  • Examples of interventions where there is robust evidence of successful outcomes, particularly for disadvantaged young people

Participants will write a Brainstorming Report after the meeting. This report will then be presented by participants to the European Commission at the Dialogue Meeting. 

Voices of Culture will cover participant’s travel expenses.

Who can participate?

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. 

Organisations applying must be based in one of the 27 EU Member States.

Application guidelines 

Deadline: 13 July 2022