Think of Bauhaus, and you might think of German modern art, design and architecture - a movement to find new solutions for a new era. Now, 100 years on, the European Commission has initiated a New European Bauhaus movement to shape future ways of living that answer the wider challenges we face today. Think green, sustainable and affordable, alongside accessible, inclusive and beautiful and impacting all aspects of how we live. New European Bauhaus calls for new and diverse perspectives to shape the concrete actions that will improve everyday life, and asks for design, art and culture to work alongside modern science and technology.  
Digital cultural heritage already makes this connection and our sector can play an important role in this initiative, and in shaping the heritage of tomorrow. Over the summer of 2021, New European Bauhaus is in its co-design phase, calling for contribution from citizens to creators, and across society and sectors. Explore more and find out how to get involved, including joining in the Europe-wide conversation happening now.  
Contribute to the New European Bauhaus movement by taking part in a Europeana mentoring programme and educational challenge to design beautiful and sustainable spaces with Mozilla Hubs. 
How can digital heritage support the development of enriching and inclusive social experiences and create accessible, welcoming spaces? Explore some examples below.
How Europe at Work helped to connect a community to its environmental and cultural heritage
New European Bauhaus has called for inspiring examples of how our cultural institutions and heritage contribute to sustainable and inclusive practices, services, and spaces in our communities. Explore an example from Europeana. 
What the Europeana Impact Playbook taught a city about revitalising an inner city square
Professor Jens Bley discusses SmartSquare, an initiative using digital culture in the revitalisation of an urban square in Hamburg, Germany, and some of the theoretical questions posed by running an impact assessment with multiple stakeholders.
Statens Museum for Kunst: The social impact of using art to increase civic participation of young people, 2018
We look at how the SMK Open and ULK joined forces to bring SMK's digitised art collection to the 'Young People's Meeting', a public event for 15-25 year olds to foster democratic engagement.
How the renovation of a world renowned art museum is inspiring a sector in digital transformation
Building on the Rijksmuseum's own impact assessment looking at the economic and social impact of a renovation, we've taken a look at what we can learn and how it starts to articulate the value of their digital strategy.
3D models to explore our built cultural heritage: the INCEPTION technologies
We explore the INCEPTION project, which creates 3D models of buildings, monuments and sites, accompanied digitally by contextual technical and historical information.
Exploring the CoGhent Project
Jasper Visser interviews Oliver D’huynslager of the Design Museum Ghent on the new and exciting ‘CoGhent’ project, as well as his particupation in 'Europeana's Digital transformation in the time of COVID-19' sensemaking workshops.
We are connecting contemporary conversations about green issues and sustainable living with cultural heritage using blogs, galleries and learning resources on the Europeana website. Explore topics from sustainable tourism to pollution, Bauhaus to beavers, and discover varied learning resources around ecology and climate change.  
Through conversations with cultural professionals and heritage advocates, we are exploring the key role that cultural heritage can play in the New European Bauhaus. Explore our interviews below.
New European Bauhaus - an interview with Susan Hazan
The European Commission’s New European Bauhaus initiative wants to put sustainability, inclusivity and beauty at the heart of Europe’s future. We interview Susan Hazan about the key role which cultural heritage and networks can play in the intiative. 
New European Bauhaus - an interview with Merete Sanderhoff
The European Commission’s New European Bauhaus initiative wants to put sustainability, inclusivity and beauty at the heart of Europe’s future. We interview Merete Sanderhoff about the key role which cultural heritage can play in the intiative. 
New European Bauhaus - an interview with Héctor Aliaga
The European Commission’s New European Bauhaus initiative wants to put sustainability, inclusivity and beauty at the heart of Europe’s future. We interview Héctor Aliaga about the key role which cultural heritage and new and emerging professionals can play in the initiative.
New European Bauhaus - an interview with Harry Verwayen
The European Commission’s New European Bauhaus initiative wants to put sustainability, inclusivity and beauty at the heart of Europe’s future. We interview Harry Verwayen, General Director of the Europeana Foundation, about the key role cultural heritage can play in the initiative, and in the digital space. 
Over spring 2021, Europeana organised a series of Cafés to help cultural heritage professionals join the conversation about New European Bauhaus. Watch retrospectives below!
Café 1: What is the New European Bauhaus all about and how can you get involved? 
Café 2: What is the role of the cultural heritage sector in the New European Bauhaus?
Café 3: How does the cultural heritage sector promote collaboration and innovation to support the goals of the New European Bauhaus? 
How will what we do today help shape the heritage of the future? Watch our webinars exploring the role digital cultural heritage can play in creating a greener, more sustainable world.
GLAM for Future - Best practices from the GLAM field on their climate policies
This session from Europeana 2020 offers inspiration from best climate practices in GLAM.
How to make your online presence more green
This session from Europeana 2020 aims to help people reduce their carbon footprint from being online.
Cultural heritage and climate change
The Fridays For Future Movement, We are Museums and the Europeana Network Association Climate Action Group discuss collective climate action with a focus on steps that the cultural heritage sector can take.
You can keep up to date with news and initiatives related to New European Bauhaus by following #NewEuropeanBauhaus on Twitter.
You can explore and register for upcoming events related to New European Bauhaus on the European Commission’s website.

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