16-06-2021 16:45
New European Bauhaus initiative

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On Wednesday, 16 June 2021 (16:45-18:45), ITRE and CULT Committees held a joint-public hearing on the New European Bauhaus (NEB), a Commission’s interdisciplinary initiative which helps to deliver the European Green Deal by combining design, sustainability and accessibility while fostering building energy efficiency.

Local communities, who are the depositories of local traditions and cultures, should be also involved in the design and planning phases of construction and renovation projects. In this regard, NEB represents an opportunity to preserve local cultural heritage by renovating it in a sustainable way. Members exchanged with experts from the public and private sectors on how to transform a built environment to make it more beautiful, sustainable and affordable. Speakers' background enabled a lively discussion on the environmental, social and cultural dimensions laying with the New European Bauhaus initiative.