The role of regions and cities in the New European Bauhaus - 12WS22500

Green Transition


The scope of the New European Bauhaus initiative is to reframe the historical Bauhaus under the radically different conditions of the 2020s, defined by the climate crisis and guided by the European Green Deal objectives. Cities and regions have a key role in designing, implementing and monitoring the New European Bauhaus initiative. Throughout the EU local and regional authorities have key responsibilities for sustainable urban, regional and cultural policies, are responsible for large stocks of public buildings and urban public spaces and play an important regulatory and funding role in the renovation of buildings and regeneration of spaces. Therefore, local and regional elected representatives are pivotal when it comes to making the New European Bauhaus more accessible and engaging members of the public in the transformation process in order to advance its implementation. Nevertheless, the Committee of the Regions calls for specific proposals on how local and regional authorities will be involved in the implementation of the initiative, at the same time taking into account the principle of geographical balance, thus representing local and regional authorities throughout the EU. As a truly European project, the new Bauhaus must be conceived as an interconnected network of regional or local hubs rather than just a single geographical outpost. It is through these local and regional hubs that further connections to industry, academia, civil society, urban entrepreneurship and the arts could be built.

European Committee of the Regions - SEDEC Commission
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