The official opening of the NEB in Regions and Cities event will feature inspiring speeches from two winners of the Prizes in 2021 and 2022, who will captivate and motivate the participants. The opening will be followed by a High-Level Panel discussion.
Elisa Ferreira, European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms
Annegret Haider, NEB Prizes 2022 winner – project ‘Gleis 21’
Geoffrey Eberle, NEB Prizes 2021 winner - project ‘NEST’
Gonçalo Veiga da Silva, Policy Assistant – Coordination of Programmes, DG REGIO, European Commission
Tatiana Coelho de Oliveira, Policy Assistant – Coordination of Programmes, DG REGIO, European Commission
The session will bring together the European Commission, municipal and national representatives, a European Parliament member, and an accomplished visionary and practitioner of the New European Bauhaus. The session will foster meaningful dialogue and exchange ideas on the transformative potential of the NEB in shaping the future of European architecture and design. The dialogue will highlight key achievements since the adoption of the Communication in September 2021, and discuss if the NEB has the pre-requisites to consolidate in a long lasting, transformative movement
Elisa Ferreira, Commissioner for cohesion and reforms, European Commission
Eszter Dávida, Member of the NEB High-level Round Table
Marcos Ros Sempere, Member of the European Parliament
Šime Eriié, Minister for Regional Development and EU Funds, Croatia
Tanya Hristova, Mayor of Gabrovo (Bulgaria)
Moderator: Iulia-Mirela Serban, Policy Officer - DG REGIO, European Commission
NEB and the green transition
This session will focus on two aspects of the green transition (just transition and energy transition) and debate how to make the most out of investments in these two dimensions, notably by identifying how to integrate the values of sustainability, inclusion and aesthetics in those interventions.
Enric Serra, Urban Planning Director, Viladecans City Council, ‘Vilawatt’ project (Spain)
Peter Vogt, Deputy Head - Unit for Structural Transformation, State Chancellery and Ministry of Culture of Saxony-Anhalt (Germany)
Riccardo Coletta, Senior Project Manager, APRE – ‘Supershine’ project (Affordable Housing Initiative)
Rui Simão, Member of the City Council, Municipality of Pampilhosa da Serra (Portugal) – ‘Network of villages for the future’ (Support to NEB local initiatives)
Moderators: Ana Cardoso da Fonseca and Sebastian Gojdz, DG REGIO, European Commission
Learning and education, skilling and upskilling for more sustainable, inclusive, and beautiful construction and built environment
The goal of this session is to reflect on the needs and solutions for skilling and upskilling workers in the construction sector, notably with the aim of answering the following questions: how to equip construction workers with the skills and competences required to implement sustainable construction solutions. The session will also build links with the NEB Academy.
Elisabeth Obrien, Architect and Sustainable Energy Engineer, Technological University of Shannon (Ireland)
Francesca Rosso, European Training Foundation
Peter Sattrup, Head of Sustainability, NCC (Denmark)
Moderators: Haroun Khalid and Justyna Podralska, DG REGIO, European Commission
The goal of this session is to discuss the use of the NEB Compass as an evaluation tool to support project promoters in developing ambitious NEB projects, as well as to support the development of public policies and financing initiatives.
Barbara Widera, Associate Professor, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Architecture (Poland)
Evangelia Bektasiadou, Architect, JRC, European Commission
Ulrika Sjölund, Projects Coordinator and Official NEB Partner contact, Science Park Borås (Sweden)
Moderator: Lorenzo de Simone, JRC, European Commission
(NEB Prizes 2023 and selected projects of the call for Innovative Actions – European Urban Initiative)