NEWS RELEASE - 29 Nov 2023

The New European Bauhaus at the local and regional level

The new study entitled "The New European Bauhaus at the Local and Regional Level" explores the current state of the New European Bauhaus initiative's (NEB) implementation, with a particular focus on its integration into local and regional authorities.

The European Commission introduced the NEB initiative to the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) on the 15th of September 2021. The initiative’s goal is to promote sustainable innovation, technology, economy, and environmental transition through a participative approach. Due to their roles in sustainable local policy development and the renovation of public buildings and spaces, cities and regions are essential to the development and dissemination of the NEB.

The study highlights the critical role Local and Regional Authorities (LRAs) play in implementing the NEB’s principles and was carried out following the CoR’s April 2022 opinion on the NEB. The report emphasizes that cities and regions should take the lead in implementing the NEB in public places because they are at the forefront of cultural development. It emphasizes the importance of a multi-level, place-based approach.

Six case studies that showcase the NEB’s implementation at the local and regional levels are presented in the report. The NEB’s three basic values—sustainability, inclusivity, and aesthetics—as well as its guiding principles—participatory, transdisciplinary, and multi-level approaches—are taken into account in the creation of each case study.

This study, supported by extensive consultation and interviews, contributes valuable insights to further enhance the NEB’s impact on the ground. For more information, refer to the complete study.

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