Join the Ignite NEB Event Series and help support communities across Europe.
Launched in early 2021, the New European Bauhaus (NEB) is an EU-backed initiative that calls on all Europeans to imagine a new future for the continent – one that’s built on the principles of sustainability, inclusivity and beauty.
The Ignite NEB series will be working with organisations across four countries to bring about long-lasting change in local communities through championing entrepreneurship, renewal and creativity.
During a series of online and in-person events, participating teams will respond to local challenges set by each organisation, after which one winner per location will receive a grant of €10k to turn their ideas into reality.
What: Across Europe, many traditional markets have lost their role as vibrant neighbourhood meeting places. The aim of this event series is to support proposals that bring new life to one such location: San Vicente de Paúl market in Zaragoza, Spain. Throughout both online and in-person sessions, a panel of judges will evaluate ideas that restore the spirit of connection and emphasise the core NEB values of sustainability, beauty, and inclusion. The overarching goal is to transform the market into a lively, open and inspiring space that properly serves the community who give it meaning.
When: Online events on 9, 10, 16 and 17 October. In-person events on 20, 21 and 22 October.
Where: Mercado de San Vicente de Paúl, C. de San Vicente de Paúl, 22, 50004, and Etopia Centre for Art and Technology, Av. de la Cdad. de Soria, 8, 50003 (and online)
Register: here (Deadline: 6 October)
About the project
The initiative was announced as an innovative, participatory dimension to the European Green Deal and borrows from the original Bauhaus School, a radical German art school that was founded in 1919 and became famous for an approach that unified artistic vision with function.
Along with project partners, EIT Digital, EIT Food, EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility, the EIT Climate-KIC leads the EIT Community NEB, whose task it is to support on-the-ground projects that embody the values of the NEB movement.