Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being



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The Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being (NDPHS) is one of the four Partnerships within the Northern Dimension, a common policy of EU, Iceland, Norway and Russia established to address practical challenges in selected fields, including health and social well-being.

The NDPHS is a cooperation platform of 10 Partner Countries and several international organizations, including the WHO and the European Commission, that operates on different levels, such as high-level ministerial dialogue and an extensive network of experts.




Online conference

Connecting minds across the ages.

23 November 2021, 09.00 – 13.00 CET online 

Side event of the NDPHS Partnership Annual Conference

Registration open


Across the globe people are living longer than ever before. In the Northern Dimension area, in a matter of less than 30 years, the life expectancy at birth has increased on average by six years and is 78.6 years as of 2018. A longer life is an opportunity for enjoying more experiences, for trying out diverse career paths and for making more contributions to society.

Are we making the most of our additional years? Are we able and empowered to make the most of our lives, throughout our lives? And if not – why? Together with policy makers and civil society representatives from across the region, we will discuss and seek solutions.

We will organize the debate around two central themes with guest panels of invited experts for each of them:


Preliminary agenda and registration is available here.




The 12th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region will take place from 27 September to 1 October 2021. 


This year the Annual Forum will focus on green recovery and will invite the participants to REVITALISE the Strategy, to RECOVER after COVID-19 together and to RECHARGE for greener and more resilient Baltic Sea Region.

The programme consists of daily major events, workshops organised by the EUSBSR Policy Areas, including a webinar "Indoor Environment Quality and Health - Evidence, best practices, and lessons learned from the Covid-19 crisis." by PA Health and PA Energy on 28 September at 9:00 CET. 



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions
the 12th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region will be virtual.

Read more about the Annual Forum 2021 here.

The 2021 Annual Forum is organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Kaunas City Municipality, Klaipėda City Municipality and the Union of the Baltic Cities.





Arts and Culture for a Better and Healthier Life


The project “The Art of Staying Healthy” aims to develop collaboration between the arts and health sectors and to pilot arts interventions on the health and well-being of people and communities in the Northern Dimension area.


In the Open Call, we invited organisations to submit ideas that explore the possibilities of integrating arts and cultural activities into the provision of health and social care services.

The successful applicants will be offered workshops and mentoring to develop their ideas and will receive a grant to pilot the methodologies and implement project activities.

“The Art of Staying Healthy” is a joint project between the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture, the NDPHS and EU National Institutes for Culture, supported by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland. The project is co-funded by the European Union.


For more information please read the press release in English and in Russian.

Submission of applications has ended on 19 July 2021, 23:59 CET and selected finalists will be announced soon.

Looking for answers? Please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).




12th Northern Dimension Business Forum

on 8 April 2021

The 12th Northern Dimension Business Forum, organized by the Northern Dimension Business Council in cooperation with the Association of European Businesses, the St Petersburg Graduate School of Management and the SKOLKOVO Moscow School of Management, will take place online on 8 April 2021.

The overarching theme of the Forum is "Connectivity now. Boosting flows of people, information, energy, goods and services."

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