Rote Nasen, Austria

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ClowNexus - A new EU project saw the light of the day: “Clowning Connects Us”!
ClowNexus launched in fall 2020 through a consortium of 8 healthcare clowning organisations in Europe.

  • Austria: Rote Nasen Clowndoctors
  • Croatia: Crveni Nosevi Klaunovidoktori
  • Finland: Sairaalaklovnit
  • Hungary: Piros Orr Bohocdoktorok Alapitvany
  • Lithuania: Raudonos Nosys
  • The Netherlands: Cliniclowns Nederland
  • Spain: Pallapupas

The project runs from 2020 to 2023 and is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and  led by RED NOSES Clowndoctors International, efhco is supporting as associated partner.

The group members are collaborating to facilitate access to arts and participatory clown activities for two vulnerable groups:

  • People living with dementia and 
  • Children having to cope with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Scientific research, artistic exchanges and cooperation within the European Healthcare Clowning community will help ClowNexus to understand current clowning practices, to improve artistic exchanges, plus to improve monitoring and evaluation tools, and in general the advocacy for healthcare clowning across Europe.


The past Winter / Spring months ClowNeXus developed an European-wide spread survey to learn about the existing projects for those two target groups - the results will be shortly published, also on our website.
You want to learn more about this EU project? Click here