Getting Better? CCIs engaging with Well-being: building inclusive communities and resilient societies

27 October, 2020

This Experts’ Focus Group looked at incentives for CCI and well-being cross-sectoral cooperation and innovation and the role and opportunities open to culture and CCIs in community well-being and societal resilience. These topics were also examined in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The following experts have generously contributed to the discussions:

Halldora Arnardottir, SWAIP project (“Social inclusion and Well-being through the Arts and interdisciplinary practices”), IS; Ksenia Diodorova, GONZO Design, St.-Petersburg, RU;  Piotr Hardt, architect, PL; Leena Janhila, Humak Creve Incubator for Creative Industry, FI; Theresia Jensen, responsible for CCI and Culture & Health,  County of Dalarna – Department of Culture and Education, SE; Marlene Johansson, Expression Umea, SE; Arna Lára Jónsdóttir, Innovation Center Iceland, IS; Irina Kizilova, Institute of Cultural Programs, RU; Martin Larsson, Incubator Klump, Subtopia, SE; Mara Pavula, Riga Circus, Well-being Residency Think Tank, LV; Matthias Rauch, cultural innovation officer, Next Mannheim; Roma Surviliene, K! asociacija, Lithuania’s National Association of Creative Industries, LT; Linda Thomson, Senior Research Fellow, UCL Biosciences, Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, UK;  Justyna Turek,  Change Pilots, PL; Monica Urian , leader of the taskforce doing the mapping of well-being-arts cases in EU;  Carmen Valero, International Development & Institutional Partnerships, RED NOSES Clowndoctors International;  Kristín Valsdóttir, Dean of Arts Education, Iceland University of the Arts, IS; Mathieu Vrijman, Kultivator Dyestad, SE; Katia Zatuliveter,, RU; Elena Zelentsova, Skolkovo Foundation,



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