The European Commission presented its New European Bauhaus initiative in the European Parliament during a joint meeting of coordinators of the ITRE (Industry, Research and Energy) and CULT Committees (Culture and Education). The New European Bauhaus is a creative and interdisciplinary initiative that opens up a meeting space to design future ways of living and stands at the crossroads between art, culture, social inclusion, science and technology. It is a new approach that, through collective action, seeks innovative solutions to the complex problems of our society. Among its objectives it seeks to design more affordable, accessible, and sustainable living spaces. It is ultimately a question of improving the quality of the vital experience of the citizens.
I attended the meeting on behalf of the Socialists and Democrats group of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. In my speech, I defended the need to boost the social dimension of the initiative and to reflect on the role of housing policy for the future of cities.
Here you can access the full text of my speech.