Meet the plenary panelists at HCIM: Barbara Gessler
Barbara Gessler, Head of unit at Creative Europe, is able to combine her passion for culture with supporting the arts. During HCIM, she aims to enlighten participants on how healthcare clowning fits into the context of cultural priorities, policies and funding at the EU level.
Lucky to have a great job allowing me to combine my passion for culture with the possibility to support the arts via my job as head of unit of the only EU funding program solely dedicated to culture, Creative Europe.'
'We could see the positive impact their work can have on people’s lives'
Creative Europe Program
'We support in particular cooperation projects aiming at exchanging best practice on how to meet certain challenges and drive the sector further across European borders. In that framework we have been able to fund Red Noses over many years and could see the positive impact their work can have on people’s lives. The corona crisis has increased awareness about this important role of culture for the well-being of society and is therefore relevant for us at European level. But more must be done to spread Knowledge and Expertise.'
Call for submissions: Share your project
The European Commission is currently funding the project CultureForHealth. This project will amongst other Map initiatives and projects on culture, well-being and health in Europe. Until 15 of May you can upload your projects here: https://www.cultureforhealth.eu/news/call-for-submissions-share-your-amazing-projects/.