Description of the event:
The “New European Bauhaus“ is an initiative of the European Commission that was started in 2021. It has its roots in the “EU Green Deal“, the strategy that aims to reduce EU carbon emissions. This new initiative concerns architecture, urban spaces, and also the work environment and aims to explore how our spaces can be “beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive”.
EDF has been involved in this initiative from the beginning to ensure that when spaces are designed, they are also inclusive and accessible. We have become an official partner of the New European Bauhaus and communicated about related initiatives such as the New European Bauhaus Prize and other opportunities to get involved.
This event will be an opportunity to learn more about the initiative and how persons with disabilities and their representative organisations can get involved and benefit from it. We have invited the European Commission to present the New European Bauhaus in general and also its newest calls for proposal.
|10:30||Welcome and housekeeping rules (Marie Denninghaus, EDF Policy Coordinator)
|10:40||What is the New European Bauhaus and what does it mean for persons with disabilities? (Vera Winthagen, European Commission)
|11:15||Connecting design and accessibility – the concept of Design for All and how it relates to the New European Bauhaus (Pete Kercher, Design for All Europe)|
|11:55||Conclusions and wrap-up (Marie Denninghaus, EDF Policy Coordinator)|