New European Bauhaus

Irresistible circular society


Designing the irresistible circular society

Our global mutual challenge is quite clear: we are overshooting. We use and consume much more than we give back to the planet. To accelerate the necessary change, a broad circle of stakeholders across architecture, academia, art and various professions have joined forces to develop a joint bid for the New European Bauhaus.

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The project is continuously evolving, and there are many ways to get involved. If you wish to participate, have a look at the upcoming event. If you want to learn more about the project, you can find previous events below. You can read more about them there.






November 25, 2020

Previous event


Opening dialogue about consolidating a call. The meeting invited a diverse multi-disciplinary eco-system of prominent and resourceful actors to be involved and start conversations about the New European Bauhaus initiative. After this meeting, it was clear that there was support from multiple strong and engaging actors for consolidating a Danish-led bid to the Bauhaus call.

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February 10, 2021

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Co-design Workshop no. 1

PREVIOUS EVENT This was the first of two workshops, it was the first step in defining the mission and which challenges would be the 'angles of action'. With inputs from more than 150 people from different backgrounds, we succeeded in having a co-design process and crystallization of a common ambition, core values, and a unified narrative.

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March 3, 2021

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Co-design Workshop no. 2

In the second of two co-designing workshops, the focus was to further mature and consolidate concepts and cross-sectional themes identified in the first workshop. Through the two workshops, we established new conversations across sectors and pinpointed the interconnection between visions and concrete actions creating new alliances while exploring the possibilities of interdisciplinarity and cross-sectoral collaboration.

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May 5, 2021

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High-Level Roundtable no. 1 & 2

A diversity of professionals from across disciplines gathered to discuss and further explore the mission and challenge areas. With around 50 participants spread across two roundtables, a confirmation for the overall mission and challenge areas was established.

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May 31, 2021

Partner event

New European Bauhaus Prizes

The EU commission has launched 10 prizes for examples of beautiful, sustainable, inclusive places. The Prizes recognise and celebrate existing achievements and support further development of emerging concepts and ideas.

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June 1, 2021

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Project Workshop 1

After defining the ‘angles of action’ during the feasibility study and co-designing workshops, three project groups will be meeting simultaneously in order to secure qualification of the challenges and designation of the overall concept. The purpose is the development of two core challenges within each angle of action. The current description of angles of actions (themes) will be unfolded in order to create a common understanding and a common starting point. Lastly, the groups should answer the following: How does the challenge contribute to a new aesthetic, strengthen inclusion and circularity?

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June 10, 2021

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Project Workshop 2

The project groups, consisting of professionals, researchers, companies, artists i.a, will be meeting for the second time in order to continue the work they started on the first workshop. They will continue to qualify and co-evolve the challenges whilst focusing on clarification. The project groups will ensure a deeper understanding of each problem, whilst making sure there are synergies between the different angles of action as they share a goal of working on the designation of the overall concept.

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June 29, 2021

14:00 - 15:30

New European Bauhaus Barriers

As part of being an official NEB-partner, we have the possibility to be in close dialogue with the European Commission regarding barriers, particularly faced by SMEs, when transforming into a sustainable and circular business. The European Commission would like to engage with the SME primarily but the whole business environment is of interest.

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June 30, 2021

@ 10:00 - 12:00 CET

International Co-design Workshop

How do we scale, share and showcase the irresistible circular society in Europe and beyond borders?” International online event for citizens, public entities, professionals, academia and anyone who want to contribute to developing the New European Bauhaus. The workshop will have an international outreach, sessions of feedback and discussions to develop further idea generation in the work towards a finalised project proposal for an Irresistible Circular Society.

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August 20, 2021

Own Event

Project Workshop 3

This project workshop is the last in a line of three workshops where three project groups containing professional researchers, companies and artists work towards clarifying the challenges and detailing the overall concept of the proposal. This workshop is also based on the findings of the International co-design workshop held on June 30th. As it is the last, this workshop will focus more on finalising the proposals to the project catalogue and collect the findings from our activities prior to the expected project deadline of September 1st.

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August 28, 2021

Partner event

EU-Dagen i Mariager

EU-Dagen creates a forum where the EU is on the agenda for a whole day. We have to debate many different European topics in picturesque surroundings by Mariager Fjord. EU-Dagen will be a democratic day of celebration, where we must discuss, become wiser and challenge each other.

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September 17, 2021

10:00 - 15:00

Partner Event

NEB Presentations

The Royal Danish Academy, Institute of Architecture and Design, kindly invites you to experience how 125 architect & design students contribute to “The New Euro- pean Bauhaus” initiative through a series of artistic installations.

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September 28, 2021

15:00 - 18:00 CET

BLOX Event

How will your life be?

We invited the youth into a talk about the New European Bauhaus initiative and the future that they dream of. 

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October 1, 2021

Own Event

Report of phase 1 & 2

Report: Designing the Irresistible Circular Society. October marks the end of the first two phases of the work towards a bid for the New Europeans Bauhaus.

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October 12, 2021


European week of Regions and Cities: NEB

The workshop will bring together the voices of Europe's local and regional governments, Europe's shared cultural heritage and Europe's young generation to demonstrate the mobilising and transformative power of the New European Bauhaus for our future.

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November 11, 2021

15:00 - 16:00


Science Talks

How can the sustainable paradigm guide us towards a socially responsible circular transition?

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November 25, 2021

15:00 - 16:15


Bloxhub Debates

 How do we create an inclusive and socially responsible circular economy?

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January 25, 2022

12:00 CET

Own event

EU Application deadline

As we are getting closer to the final deadline, the coming events will be scarce. However, there will be continuous updates under 'news' or please sign up for our newsletter.

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August 25, 2022

Partner event

Festival of Europe

Torvet 1, 9550 Mariager The European democratic assembly in Mariager is an annual event with political debates and events, alongside cultural features, catching the interest of the Europeans. The assembly in Mariager’s goals is to strengthen the democratic dialogue between the European nations.

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Angles of action

Three overall challenge areas are selected as ‘ways of making the mission come true’. The challenge areas encompass the project and are identified as ‘angles of action’ where the built environment reflects the frame, being regenerative is pivotal, and the Sustainable Development Goals are inherent guiding principles. Aesthetics are considered a nerve running throughout the angles of actions.


Social values and communities

The ‘power of we’ comes from valuing a strong civic society and cooperative ownership. It represents how we both, as a Union and smaller communities, are stronger when we work together.

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City(nature), resilience and biodiversity

We need to ensure that biodiversity and nature becomes an integrated part of the future. It is not only for the sake of 'nature' as its own entity but for the health and wellbeing of all humans.

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Resource loops and zero waste

All across Europe, buildings need to be renovated to withstand another 100 years and fulfil the expectations for a beautiful life for Europeans today. The most sustainable choice in construction is almost always to use what is already there.

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