The New European Bauhaus

The New European Bauhaus is a creative initiative that aims to combine sustainability, inclusion and aesthetics. It is an environmental, economic and cultural project instigated by the European Commission. 

EDF is a partner of this initiative. We team up with the EU Commission, inspiring networks, associations, and organisations that are committed to act as promoters and key interlocutors throughout the New European Bauhaus initiative.

What is The New European Bauhaus initiative?

The New European Bauhaus is an initiative of the European Commission which connects the European Green Deal to our living spaces. It calls on all Europeans to imagine and build together a sustainable, beautiful, and inclusive future. It concerns architecture, design, urban planning, but also the way in which we live, work, and move around.

The initiative is not fully defined yet and the Commission is seeking input to design the programmes that will underpin the New European Bauhaus. There is already the “New European Bauhaus Prize”, and more actions are planned.

Why is this initiative relevant for persons with disabilities?

As the initiative is related to inclusive architecture and urban planning, it is also connected with accessibility following a Universal Design or Design for All approach.  It is an opportunity to highlight accessibility as part of the wider sustainability debate and mainstream it in architecture and design. In this way, it also relates to Standards, such as the new European Standard on accessibility and usability of the built environment (EN 17210). 

EDF is supporting this initiative as an official partner to make the link between professionals (designers, architects, construction businesses, workers, urban planners, and academia, amongst others) and persons with disabilities. We believe that with awareness raising, training, and relevant EU legislation we can improve accessibility of the built environment and public spaces via the New European Bauhaus as a common denominator.

What is the Commission planning concretely?

  • The “New European Bauhaus Prize”
  • Several pilot projects that are yet to be defined
  • Provide financial support through ad-hoc calls of procedures (yet to be defined) for innovative ideas and products
  • Co-designing projects with partners

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