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Join the Ignite NEB Event in Italy: Regaining a sense of belonging


BASIS Vinschgau/Venosta is a grassroots social activation hub based in a former military barracks, situated within an alpine valley in South Tyrol, Italy. The objective of this event series is to invite creative proposals for the new ‘BED and BASIS’ project, which responds to the overwhelming need for short-term, group accommodation within the small town. 

The series places a firm emphasis on multidisciplinary teams with a diversity of backgrounds and skills. Although the overall challenge for the event lies within this concept, ‘BED and BASIS’ is part of a much larger series of interconnected challenges, with many different stakeholders coming together to bring a new sense of purpose to the town and region.


Online events on 18 September and 23 October. In-person events on 3 and 4 November.


Drusus-Kaserne/Caserma Druso, Kortscher Straße 97/Via Corzes 97, 39028 Schlanders/Silandro (and online)


Register by 15 September to take part in this event. 

Contact:, Ella Overkleef

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About the Ignite NEB Event Series

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 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.

The NEB takes a practical approach to discovering beautiful, sustainable, inclusive and affordable ways of living, and uses these innovations to inspire the way forward.

Along with our partners, EIT Digital, EIT Food, EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility, we lead the EIT Community NEB, whose task it is to support on-the-ground projects that embody the values of the NEB movement. 

In the upcoming Ignite NEB series, we are 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 EUR 10 000 to turn their ideas into reality. Find out below how to take part in each Ignite NEB event. 

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New European Bauhaus