New European Bauhaus Festival Online Event: “NEB meets Research”

What research is necessary to achieve the goals of the New European Bauhaus? Dirk Messner, UBA President, and Bernd Biervert, European Commission DG Research, invite interested parties and stakeholders from science, municipalities, business and politics to exchange on strategic alliances for knowledge generation and transfer for sustainable urban development, resource and climate protection.

How to join?

Participation is free. To join us on 9th of June from 15:00, simply follow this:

Webinar number:
2734 647 0361
Webinar password:
NEB2022 (6322022 from phones)

Please Note: This event will be recorded for distribution through various outlets, including social media and YouTube. All speakers and audience members actively attending the event agree to the possibility of appearing on these recordings by virtue of attending the event or participating in the event. This will include content posted via Sli.Do #NEBevent. You can participate without activating your camera or microphone and/or using Sli.Do with your real or a dummy name.



15:00 Welcome and Introduction by Dirk Messner (UBA) and Bernd Biervert (European Commission)

What research is needed responding to the New European Bauhaus values and principles?

15:20 Panel I: Climate & Resource-Efficient Construction: Challenges from Sustainability Research Perspectives

  • Towards a Carbon Neutral Built Environment – Juhani Pirinen: City of Lahti
  • Resource-Efficient and Toxfree Construction – Heidrun Fammler: Baltic Environment Forum
  • Construction Products: Assessment of Dangerous Substances – Jeroen Bartels: CEN Committee

Active engagement of the audience broadens the discussion

16:00 Break / Video pitches of European Stakeholders.

16:10 Panel II: Sustainability Research: Needs from Society and Municipalities Related to the NEB

  • Sustainable Future for Historical Heritage – Friederike von Rosenberg: Klassik Stiftung Weimar
  • NEB Lighthouse NEBourhoods and Sustainable Urban Development – Elisabeth Merk: City of Munich
  • Justice Aspects – Gotelind Alber: Gender into Urban Climate Change Initiative

Panel discussion and audience engagement

16:50 Wrap up, contact points and next steps.

17:00 Closing.



For the first time, the European Commission organizes the international New European Bauhaus Festival on 9 -12 June 2022. On 9th of June 2022.The German Environment Agency in cooperation with the European Commission will contribute to the NEB Festival a high-ranking digital panel discussion and invites interested parties to actively participate.
Join the online event and discuss with Dirk Messner, President of the German Environment Agency (UBA), and Bernd Biervert, Head of Unit "Ecological and Social Transition" at the DG Research of the European Commission, in an interactive two-hour NEB Festival side event themed "NEB meets research".

The event will highlight challenges and knowledge needs from urban transformation. The contributions will address the sustainability goals in terms of climate and resource protection, Zero Pollution Ambition, better governance, cultural heritage and justice aspects. The audience is invited to join the discussion on how research, politics, business and society can form strategic alliances for integrated solutions fostering a sustainable, inclusive and aesthetic transformation to promote its rapid implementation.

Questions that guide the discussion include:

  • What knowledge and research do cities and communities, citizens and business need regarding climate and resource-efficient construction and city development?
  • Who are pioneers and how can strategic alliances be organized with them?
  • How can the transfer between the NEB initiatives and science in the field of sustainability be promoted and vice versa?
  • How can we push a timely implementation of sustainability solutions and facilitate knowledge uptake in European collaboration?

With its NEB initiative, the European Commission is supporting the formation of new strategic alliances and a creative exchange between European cities and regions in order to promote building and renovation into climate-neutral, just and aesthetic places. This transformation of the built environment requires the engagement and commitment of actors and initiatives from culture, civil society, science and politics in order to combine sustainability goals with a new building culture and innovative design through pioneering practical examples. We look forward to welcoming you to discuss these and other questions with you.

UBA research project: AdNEB – Advancing the New European Bauhaus

The Festival of New European Bauhaus

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Source: Europäische Kommission / UBA / Speaker 20220530_neb_fesitval_nebmeetsresearch_9june2022_1500-1700.pdf
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