There's a lot going on in the world right now. At the same time, we can't meet to talk about topics that go beyond our project during a coffee break or over dinner. We miss this exchange that brings us closer to each other.
That’s why we'll be posting articles about different topics that our Creative Ports partners are currently dealing with. Today we are presenting you an article by Paulina Chmielowska from Marshal’s Office of the Westpomeranian Region about the New European Bauhaus. Have fun discovering!
The New European Bauhaus is an environmental, economic and cultural initiative, aiming to combine design, ecology, sustainability, social and price accessibility and investment in order to support the implementation of the European Green Deal. Its most important values are therefore sustainable development, aesthetics and social inclusion.
These ideas are close to organizations and institutions operating in the Westpomeranian Region, situated in the North-Western Poland. That I why we have started the process of establishing a regional partnership and cooperation for this initiative in the regional dimension. The partnership will be created by the Westpomeranian Region, the Academy of Art in Szczecin and the Media Dizajn Association.
The partnership of the new European Bauhaus will be open to interested parties willing to join the initiative. The cooperation will facilitate contacts between residents, experts, companies and institutions, and discussions on how to create future living spaces to make them more affordable and available to everyone. It will mobilize designers, architects, engineers, scientists, students and creative minds in various disciplines to a new perspective on sustainable living in Europe and the world.
The project aims to improve the quality of our daily life and it will emphasize the advantages of simplicity, functionality and closed circulation of materials, not forgetting the need for comfort and attractiveness in everyday life.
The new European Bauhaus is currently in the design phase where the European Commission gathers ideas, identifies the most urgent needs and challenges. The Commission would like to provide financial support for innovative ideas and products through ad hoc calls for proposals and through programs under the Multiannual Financial Framework.
The European Commission encourages stakeholders to organize and initiate debates in this phase. Such activities will also be undertaken in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship. All stakeholders can also share examples of inspiring achievements in the new European Bauhaus, ideas on how to shape it and in which direction it should evolve. As part of this measure, the regional partnership will develop and report activities implemented or planned for implementation, including, inter alia: the International Creative Design Plus Congress and the initiative to build new electric vehicles constituting an element of the power grid in the South Baltic region. Further project proposals will be prepared during consultation meetings.
The project phase will culminate with calls for proposals published this autumn, which will enable the ideas submitted for the new European Bauhaus to be implemented in the EU Member States by using EU funds at the national and regional level.
In the next phase of the initiative - the implementation phase - five projects will be implemented to co-create new, ecologically sustainable and integrative solutions. The purpose of the third phase - the dissemination phase - is to disseminate the ideas and concepts defining the new European Bauhaus through new projects, networking and knowledge exchange in Europe and beyond