Eurovision 2023: wellbeing impact and schools programme

A £200,000 grant to create resources for schools and to measure the impact of Eurovision on the health and wellbeing of Liverpool’s residents

Project information

£200,000

Total Spirit grant

April 2023 – December 2023

Project duration

Culture Liverpool

Grantee organisation

Liverpool has a strong history of deploying events as part of a process of wider social change. As the London 2012 Games legacy funder, Spirit of 2012 carries out research into how events can make a difference to the wellbeing of people and places, and we are eager to learn what we can from Eurovision about engagement, inclusion, impact and legacy.

This project, led by Liverpool City Council, comprises two strands to mark the Eurovision 2023 finals in Liverpool, the host city.

The first is an academic-led study looking at the impact of Eurovision cultural content on the health and wellbeing of the residents of Liverpool, both in the short and medium term.

The second is EuroLearn, which will create a programme of engagement work for schools, providing the tools and resources to use Eurovision as a launchpad for curriculum-aligned content.

Project aims

  1. Generate insights into the impact of major events, before and after they happen, on wellbeing of people who live in host places and understanding of how events should be structured to benefit the communities in which they are hosted
  2. To trial an event-based schools programme to bring Eurovision to classrooms across the region, and to engage children and young people using storytelling and visual arts to learn about Ukrainian and other cultures.

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