What is the Festival?
The Festival brings together people from all walks of life to debate and shape our future. A future that is sustainable, inclusive and beautiful. It is a great opportunity to network, exchange and celebrate – from science to art, from design to politics, from architecture to technology. The Festival brings the European Green Deal at the heart of our daily lives.
When and where does it take place?
The Festival of the New European Bauhaus takes place from 9 to 12 June 2022 as a hybrid event. Everyone is welcome to get involved and join onsite and online from anywhere in the world. The core activities of the Festival take place in Brussels, with side events across the EU and beyond. Explore them all on the Festival’s dedicated event platform.
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What are the Festival's themes?
The Festival’s main themes are beauty, sustainability and inclusiveness. It will feature debates, great speakers, artistic performances, exhibitions and networking opportunities. It aims to build connections between different activities and individuals, bridging the worlds of research, science and technology, to those of education and civil engagement, and of art, culture and architecture.
What are the different elements of the Festival?
The Festival is designed around four main pillars:
The Fair: to exhibit and showcase projects and prototypes reflecting and supporting the values of the New European Bauhaus. It consists of exhibitions to showcase current projects and products that embody the values and principles of the New European Bauhaus. The Fair will not only offer space for showcasing all these innovative examples. It will also offer opportunities to meet, interact and exchange ideas, bringing together different actors from young artists to entrepreneurs, innovators to teachers, architects, students and inventors.
The Fair is organised in both live and online formats with projects from all around the world.
The Fest: a moment of celebration bringing together culture, art and conviviality celebrating, freedom of expression with radical, innovative, disruptive ideas and visions. It consists of a cultural programme with performances organised at the main venues of the Festival and across Brussels, alongside opportunities to meet, interact and exchange ideas.
The Fest also offers Satellite events, which are initiatives organised independently in Belgium and other EU Member States.
The Forum: to exchange views and debate topics relating the New European Bauhaus:
sustainability, from climate goals, to circularity, zero pollution, and biodiversity
aesthetics, quality of experience and style, beyond functionality
inclusion, from valuing diversity, to securing accessibility and affordability.
The forum will follow the two basic principles of the New European Bauhaus: transdisciplinary and participation. With a mix of policy discussions and innovative participatory formats, everyone can join the debate. The Forum is organised in both live and online formats with speakers from all around the world.
Attendance to the Forum is free of charge but entries for the onsite event are available in limited numbers, on a first come first serve basis. Not sure you’ll make it to Brussels to attend the Forum? We got you covered! At registration, you’ll be able to choose between onsite and online attendance.
Side events: events and initiatives organised independently in Brussels and beyond (the EU and the world) between 9 and 12 June 2022, with core activities in line with the New European Bauhaus values.
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