Preparatory action – Bottom-up Policy Development for Culture & Well-being in the EU


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

EU Preparatory Actions

Programme Description

The main objective of Preparatory Actions is to prepare future EU actions in various priority policy fields.

Programme Details

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Preparatory action – Bottom-up Policy Development for Culture & Well-being in the EU


Under the Annual Work Programme for the implementation of Pilot Projects and Preparatory Actions in the areas of education, youth, sport and culture, a new call has opened for the submission of proposals with the title “Preparatory action – Bottom-up Policy Development for Culture & Well-being in the EU”.

The proposed preparatory action shall facilitate the exchange of knowledge, experience and success stories in the EU, related to the role of culture for well-being and health.

Detailed Call Description

The action shall allow mapping of the most relevant existing practices in this regard, including those that are financed by European programmes, and building up the capacity of local actors to effectively benefit from culture as a means to increase wellbeing and health, with a special focus on mental health.

The action will also carry out small-scale pilot work on the ground on ways of cooperating across sectors in order to enhance the well-being of individuals and communities. The preparatory action should in the first place establish and explore synergies with existing policies and programmes as well as with past, ongoing and planned actions.

In order to be eligible, proposals must be submitted by applicants meeting the following criteria:

  • be a public or private organisation with legal personality (natural persons are not eligible to apply for a grant under this call);
  • be a single entity -or a consortium of at least two legal entities led by a coordinatorwith demonstrated experience in working on the topics of cultural participation and/or culture and well-being and/or cooperation between culture and other sectors (at least two out of the three topics should be covered).
  • have their registered legal office in one of the Member States of the European Union.

It is expected that only one proposal will be funded and the duration of the selected project shall be 18 months.

Call Total Budget


Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan


Thematic Categories

  • Audiovisual sector and Media
  • Culture
  • Education and training
  • Health
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation
  • Small-Medium Enterprises and Competitiveness
  • Social Affairs & Human Rights

Eligibility for Participation

  • Educational Institutions
  • International Organisations
  • Large Enterprises
  • Local Authorities
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Services Providers
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

For the present call for proposals there is no National Contact Point.

EU Contact Point

Questions related to the call should be directed to the email address below no later than 14 working days before the deadline for submission:

Answers will be published online at up to six days prior the deadline for submission of applications.