Forum for partners and friends of the New European Bauhaus
April 12, 2024
10:00 – 17:00 (registration from 9:15)
Nová Cvernovka, Račianska 78, Bratislava, Slovakia

The NEB in Central Europe forum is part of the New European Bauhaus festival, one of the key activities of the European Commission’s initiative of the same name.
The forum will bring together official NEB partners from Slovakia and representatives of the NEB initiative from neighboring countries on one platform. This will create a unique meeting of partners and supporters of the New European Bauhaus and the idea of ​​integrating sustainability, inclusion, and culture in Central Europe.
The aim is to continue cooperation, and express a common stance on the current societal situation related to the integration of environmental care with cultural (aesthetic) values, and human rights.
The program will include the presentation of a joint declaration, which builds upon the Manifest 2020 regarding the impact of construction on the environment issued in 2019 ( The original intentions of this document remain relevant; however, over the past five years since its formulation, much has changed globally and at the level of the European Union. The initiators of the original manifesto and partners of the New European Bauhaus in Slovakia invite all interested parties to join the updated declaration, reflecting the developments of the past five years.

The NEB in Central Europe forum is part of the New European Bauhaus festival.

The forum takes place under the auspices of the President of the Slovak Republic, Zuzana Čaputová.

The forum takes place under the auspices of
Representation of the European Commission in Slovakia
Slovak Chamber of Architects

Main organizer: Manifest 2020

9:15 – 10:00 Registration
Block I

10:00 – 12:45 NEB partnerships in Central Europe
Moderator: Oľga Miháliková (Slovak Chamber of Architects)

10:00 – 10:30 Introduction
Ľubica Šimkovicová (Manifest 2020)
During the introduction, forum participants will connect with the main organizers of the New European Bauhaus festival in Brussels and organizers of selected accompanying activities in other countries.

10:30 – 11:30 Presentations of international NEB partners
Ukraine, Valentyna Shulimborska, RO3KVIT, Urban Coalition for Ukraine
Poland, Grzegorz Gądek, Urban Sport Square Foundation
Czech Republic, Petr Lešek, Pavel Martinek, Czech Chamber of Architects
Austria, Hannes Warmuth, Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology
Hungary, János Klaniczay, KÉK (Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre)
Slovakia, Nora Vranová, Manifest 2020, Slovak Chamber of Architects

11:30 – 11:35
Greetings by Vladimír Šucha, Representation of the European Commission in the Slovak Republic

11:30 – 12:45 Panel discussion of international NEB partners

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch break

Block II

14:00 – 17:00 NEB partnerships in Slovakia
Moderators: Mária Beňačková Rišková, Ľubica Šimkovicová (Manifest 2020)

14:00 – 15:00 Presentations of NEB partners in Slovakia
Ľubica Šimkovicová, Manifest 2020
Lívia Gažová, Creative Institute Trenčín (ECoC Trenčín 2026)
Dušan Trávniček, People and Water
Robert Paršo, Slovak Design Center
Edita Vráblová, Institute of Residential Architecture (Faculty of Architecture, Slovak University of Technology)
Lýdia Grešáková, Spolka

15:00 – 15:30 Declaration 2024

Invitation for potential new NEB partners
Invitation to the evening NEB awards ceremony (online)

15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 – 17:00 Workshop / facilitated discussion
Participants will be NEB partners in Slovakia and those interested in cooperation, linking activities in the interest of the idea of integrating sustainability, inclusion, and culture in the Central European region.

Conclusion of the forum and informal discussion

Forum Concept:
Mária Beňačková Rišková, Peter Beňuška, Ingrid Konrád, Ľubica Šimkovicová / Manifest 2020

Media partners 

Financial partner of Manifest 2020: VÚB BANKA, Intesa Sanpaolo Group
VÚB is the first Slovak bank that has elevated sustainability and environmental protection to the core of its business through the Green Manifesto. VÚB has a clear vision and tangible results in supporting companies, municipalities, and individuals in the global transition to a circular, low-carbon, fair, and sustainable economy.

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