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.

The ReCrAfting Cities event summary is out

Find out the key insights and action proposals from the ReCrAfting Cities event, held on 6 December 2023.

On 6 December 2023, CrAFt organised the ReCrAFting Cities online session, bringing together 11 speakers and 160 city representatives, cultural professionals and policymakers. The event focused on how arts and culture can make cities more inclusive, creative, and sustainable.

More specifically, the event addressed the following three main questions:

  1. How can arts and culture make cities more inclusive, sustainable and beautiful?
  2. How can city representatives and cultural operators improve their cooperation for the benefit of more inclusive, sustainable and beautiful cities?
  3. What role do arts and culture play in the framework of the New European Bauhaus and broader EU policies addressing environmental sustainability and the urban transition?

Our speakers shared stories and ideas about using art to improve city life, including successful cases of inclusive fashion, multifunctional community spaces, and renewal of industrial complexes, schools and churches.

City representatives and policymakers from city, regional and EU levels got actively involved in the event, showing a strong interest in using art to address city challenges. All participants agreed on the importance of cross-sectoral cooperation and stakeholder involvement to make cities better for everyone.

Read the event’s summary to discover the key insights shared by the participants, and what concrete actions they proposed. The proceedings of the event are also available now. If you are interested in contributing to CrAFt, we have also launched a call for contributions on the role of arts and culture in the future of cities.

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Date of publication

January 10, 2024