The New European Bauhaus and its relevance for citizens – Shaping a more beautiful future in Europe
This workshop brought together the voices of Europe’s local and regional governments, of Europe’s shared cultural heritage and Europe’s young generation to demonstrate the mobilising and transformative power of the New European Bauhaus for the future of Europe. 170 participants from all walks of life and across Europe joined the workshop and many of them took part in the final Q&A session by actively engaging with the panel.
Speakers shared their views on the potential of the New European Bauhaus as a creative and interdisciplinary co-creation movement, which aims at bringing the European Green Deal closer to citizens and their living environments.
Together with the ongoing Conference on the Future of Europe, the pnale concurred that the New European Bauhaus can offer citizens a unique opportunity to shape a future that is sustainable, beautiful and inclusive, both in urban and rural areas.
Take away message
European citizens from all over Europe want to further engage with the New European Bauhaus and make their voices heard.
Local and regional initiatives can add to the debate and shape the future developments around the European Green Deal.
“Cities, municipalities and regions are very important in this debate, if we capture the heart of people in our communities, the New European Bauhaus will not only be a word but a real renaissance.”
Flo Clucas, Spokesperson – Local Finances; Councillor of Cheltenham, Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR)
“We have to put the needs of citizens at the heart of the New European Bauhaus, at the heart of the European Union. We must change our way of investing funds and not leave anyone behind.”
Marcos Ros Sempere, Member of the European Parliament, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (S&D)
“We need to involve Europe’s young generation to engage together in the New European Bauhaus and tap into existing initiatives for a successful green & digital transition in Europe.”
Monika Skadborg, Board Member, European Youth Forum
“The whole Green transition cannot be achieved if we don’t catch the hearts and minds of citizens and don’t put culture at the heart. Advocating for culture & heritage is at the heart of EU Green Deal, requires true citizens and community participation.”
Sneška Quaedvlieg–Mihailović, Secretary General, Europa Nostra