The two-day conference was held online and took place on 22-23 April 2021. This initiative was the first online large-scale event organized by the European Commission.
Over two days, it gathered more than
8,000 participants from
were engaged in a programme full of inspiring panel discussions and workshops, also marking the official launch of the NEB Prizes.
The conference was opened by the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen who stated that “The New European Bauhaus is about hope. It is about inspiration. It is about new perspectives, and it’s about concrete actions against climate change”.The first day of the conference included keynote dialogues and panel discussions on the main drivers for change, with an emphasis on technical issues (design, technology, new materials). Among the prominent speakers were:
Mariya Gabriel – European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth;
Elisa Ferreira, European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms;
Marcos Ros Sempere, MEP & Founder of the European Parliament’s New European Bauhaus Friendship Group;
Cristian-Silviu Buşoi, MEP & Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy;
Olafur Eliasson, Artist; and Alexandra Mitsotaki, Co-Founder and President of the World Human Forum
The second day of the conference focused more on the human dimension of the New European Bauhaus, starting with a series of parallel workshops and related “harvesting session” followed by a panel discussion on “Transformative Ideas for the New European Bauhaus”.On that day the New European Bauhaus Prizes were launched. The Prizes recognize and celebrate existing achievements and support the younger generation to further develop emerging concepts and ideas, both EU-based.
Recordings from Day 1 and Day 2 of this conference are available on the website of the European Union
Source of text: http://europanostra.org Source of pictures: https://europa.eu/new-european-bauhaus/conference_pl