NEB ambition

The ultimate ambition of the New European Bauhaus is to achieve transformation. To do this, the NEB Compass has identified specific levels of ambition that outline the desired outcomes for each of the NEB values.

Action areas

These areas refer to the five key domains of intervention that CrAFt's New European Bauhaus Impact Model considers essential for guiding and evaluating complex urban initiatives.

Participation level

The participation level refers to the degree or extent to which individuals or groups are actively involved or engaged in a particular activity, project, or process. It assesses the depth of their involvement, contributions, and commitment, ranging from minimal or passive participation to active and dedicated participation.

NEB values

The New European Bauhaus (NEB) aims to promote the values of sustainability, aesthetics, and inclusion in the design and transformation of urban spaces. It emphasises the integration of environmental, social, and economic considerations to create harmonious and innovative living environments.

Implementation Stage

According to the Smart City Guidance Package, there are seven stages to plan and implement smart city projects. These stages propose a logical and coherent roadmap for city initiatives involving many stakeholders.

Think/Do Tanks

The Think/Do Tanks strive towards continuous interaction between ‘doing’ (creating, intervening, taking action, piloting, etc.) and ‘thinking’ (envisioning, theorising, rationalising, etc.).

In CrAFt project there are 2 types of Think/Do tanks. The first is organised by CrAFT itself, second is independent. The CrAFt Think/Do Tanks are led by the Core Group in collaboration with the project partners. Students have the lead, but partners can ask to address a certain topic and host the activities. The activities can be online, in-person or hybrid, and locally rooted and/or internationally connected.

Independent Think/Do Tanks mostly take place in cities. They can be a one-time dialogue but also a group that organises multiple activities over time. They can be seen as ‘pop-up’ activities where the outcome is uncertain but welcome. These Think/Do Tanks are independent in the sense that they are not actively supported by the CrAFt consortium through finances and organisational assistance.


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Sustainability, Beauty and Inclusiveness: by combining these elements, you can create a holistic exploration of how cities can evolve, embracing both environmental considerations and the well-being of their residents. 

The Think/Do Tank aims to be a platform for student voices, ideas, and creativity. It allows students to be part of a student-led experience and experiment in practising interdisciplinary collaboration. You will be able to share constructive dialogue and collaborate among individuals who share a common concern for the theme for the Think/Do Tank.  

The events are free of charge and have included lunch so far. Spots are limited, so make sure to register on time! The events are only open to students currently enrolled in university. Students from all levels (BA, MA, PhD) and disciplines are welcome.


Think/Do Tanks

Think/Do Tank is a one-day event happening in different cities that is a part of CrAFt. Here is an overview of the events. A Think/Do Tank is an interdisciplinary, interactive, and forward-thinking student-led event that happens in different cities with different themes each time. The themes has been taken from a local perspective to make it more real for the participants. See what the different events have been about below.

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May 9, 2023
Évora, Portugal
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October 17, 2023
Manchester, United Kingdom
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February 29, 2024
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam