BIDs Belgium partners with the New European Bauhaus!

BIDs Belgium is proud to announce we have been accepted as one of the community Partners with the New European Bauhaus initiative of the European Commission. Further emphasising the inclusive, collaborative approach of this ambitious and exciting initiative.

We are incredibly proud to join as Partners along with the following and many more in addition. RISE – Research Institute of Sweden ELISAVA,BEDA: The Bureau of European Design Associations, European Youth Forum,La Pinada Lab Faculty of Architecture, Lisbon University , Fundació Mies van der Rohe, etc

The Co-Design aspect of ‘The New European Bauhaus proposes to focus our conversations on the places we inhabit and on our relationship with natural environments, beyond the built space. It is a practical approach to discover beautiful, sustainable and inclusive ways of living and to use them to inspire our way forward.’

BIDs Belgium is excited with the potential scenarios that are possible with the New European Bauhaus. We thrive on the aspect of connecting and collaborating with multi-stakeholders and a variety of sectors. Engaging in events and initiatives to further stimulate the discussion around the possibilities of co-designing together. Combining some of methodologies we use for approaching projects, from futures, speculative design and design strategy amongst others. The experimentation aspect of what can be born out inter and multi-disciplinary collaborations, internationally and locally. This is the approach that we already deep dive into with our projects and are open to share. Continually posing questions on some of the challenges we face in our diverse, multicultural society and encouraging debate and pilot cases. With the core elements of taking the inclusive, human/empathetic approach.

‘What if?… How to?…’

We are incredibly excited at the possibilities The New Europe Bauhaus brings for further collaboration crossing cities, borders and disciplines.

‘With the approach of the New European Bauhaus to cross cut across a variety of sectors from Design, The New EuropeanTogether we can achieve so much more! We team up with inspiring networks, associations, and organisations who are committed to act as promoters and key interlocutors throughout the New European Bauhaus initiative.’

  • gathering a diversity of professionals from across disciplines to generate ideas
  • identifying inspirational projects, practices or concepts 
  • engaging with citizens to discuss and collect needs and expectations’ – New European Bauhaus

Thank you to The New European Bauhaus for accepting BIDs Belgium as one of their trusted Partners, we look forward to being beautiful and sustainable together!

New European Bauhaus – EU Commission Launch

It’s been eagerly awaited – the launch of the New European Bauhaus by the European Commission President von der Leyen during her State of the Union Address during 2020.

In January 2021 the Design phase was launched of this ambitious and exciting new initiative. Bringing together the cross sector of the cultural, economic and environmental aspects together. The aim is to help the European Green Deal with combining the Design, Accessibility, Sustainability and investments together. Read more about it here directly from the European Commission website.

Image: New European Bauhaus

The project of the New European Bauhaus, is totally in line with the BIDs Belgium objectives of projects we initiate, along with our sister organisation of the the Belgium Design Council. We are continually advocating for co-designing solutions together for our global societal challenges. Taking both a system thinking approach for local and international projects. Testing and piloting at local level, with a view to sharing open source with some of the projects.

With ‘designing inclusive communities’ at the heart with our collaborative approach. Bridging the gaps as well as filling the gaps. Projects with Designers, Artists, active Citizens both young and old.

The BIDs concept and the community improvement districts concept with our approach of experimentation, partnering with the eco-system of multi-stakeholders and incorporating design strategy and thinking, we believe is in line with the New European Bauhaus initiative of the European Commission. We are excited about the co-design aspect of this and hope you are too.

Find out more details via the European Commission website.

‘Let’s be Beautiful, Sustainable, Together’ – New European Bauhaus