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EIT Community: New European Bauhaus Ideation Awards Ceremony and session on Citizen Engagement Stories


In the context of the New European Bauhaus Festival, you are cordially invited to attend the EIT Community New European Bauhaus Ideation Awards Ceremony and session on New European Bauhaus Citizen Engagement Stories.

Brussels & online

09 June 2022


9 June 2022, 17:00 to 20:00, at the Grand Hospice Brussels, Rue du Grand Hospice 7 – 1000 Brussels

The event will be held in English.

Attendance in person is free but registration is required as seating is limited. Therefore, in-person participation will be decided on a first-come, first-serve basis. RSVP: Streaming will be available in case you prefer to follow online.

Please share this invitation widely with your colleagues, networks and followers. We are looking forward to welcoming you and sharing a New European Bauhaus experience!

EIT Community New European Bauhaus Ideation Awards

In 2021, the EIT Community New European Bauhaus launched the first-ever EIT Community New European Bauhaus Ideation Awards, an opportunity for EU-based teams that participated in the 2021 Climathon and other hackathons of EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Digital, EIT Food and EIT Urban Mobility to ideate sustainable, inclusive and aesthetic solutions for a set of New European Bauhaus challenges.

Solutions including green transition through architectural, cultural and historic sites, circularity and urban resilience, and affordability and accessibility to all were put forward by diverse contenders. Three among them won the Jury Awards and one won the Audience Award. The winners were announced on 30 March 2022.

The Jury Awards and Audience Award winners entered the Grand Jury Award contest (“Best of Bests”). The Joint Research Centre has selected among them the Grand Jury Award winner, whose name will be announced live during the ceremony!

The “Best of Bests” will receive a prize of €10 000 for seed-funding to implement their product or idea.

Awards Ceremony

The host of the evening will be Muchaneta Kapfunde. Muchaneta is founding editor-in-chief of, one of the leading influencers writing about the merger of fashion with technology and wearable technology.

We will continue with a keynote speech from Carla Jusaba, renowned architect who developed her practice in Rio de Janeiro. Her office is responsible for a series of ambitious cultural projects including the ephemeral Pavilion Humanidade 2012 for Rio+20, which was conceived with theatre director Bia Lessa. In 2018, she built one of the Vatican Chapels for the Holy See Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

The keynote speech will be followed by the winners’ showcase.

Jury Awards:

  • Jebbia (Italy): A solution created with reused materials to rethink urban landscapes.
  • TurtleApp (Germany): Promoting second-hand clothing in an attractive and convenient way.
  • WasteLocker (Estonia): Making reuse, recycling or recovery of waste simpler, traceable and certifiable in real-time.

Audience Award:

  • Re-monda (Spain): A circular solution to manufacture highly-demanded biodegradable materials in the context of the worldwide plastic crisis.

The session will end with the announcement of the 2022 edition of the awards, which will be released under the name “New European Bauhaus Hackathon Winners.”

EIT Community New European Bauhaus Citizen Engagement Stories

The speakers were selected through the 2021 EIT Community New European Bauhaus citizen engagement calls and capitalises on existing citizen engagement activities in re-designing the public realm. The selected projects worked with different stakeholder groups to not only prioritise their most pressing challenges but also to co-create well-founded solutions for their communities, including the core values of sustainability, inclusiveness and aesthetics. The EIT Community New European Bauhaus supported 16 projects in 2021, and three of them will showcase their stories in the session.

  • Adopt the Ugly Foodling (Finland): An awareness raising project among young consumers about the reasons and challenges of food waste whilst bringing them together with more experienced consumers (elderly).
  • EC Boost Mataro Lab (Spain): A project that boosted local energy communities among vulnerable consumers of the neighbourhood of Cerdanyola.
  • Lugoj for kids, by kids (Romania): A project improving the public space in the town of Lugoj through an innovative “grassroots” approach, by connecting pupils with the public administration in co-designing the needs for a bike network.