Through creative and
inclusive communities
in a sustainable future

Hubs Meetup 2022 in sustainability
MakersXchange Final Conference
Brussels + online

A side event of

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Re-Shaping Knowledge

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Re-Shaping Knowledge

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Engaging Communities

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Engaging Communities

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Kiosk Radio / Parc Royale

Cultivating Empathy

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Creative Europe Networks

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Hubs Meetup 2022 on sustainabilty +
MakersXchange Final Conference

BauTopia Conference & Events

8 & 9 June 2022
Brussels + online

European Creative Hubs Network & MakersExchange project partners are thrilled to announce and invite you to “BauTopia”, a special side-event of the New European Bauhaus Festival. This is an in-person event, taking place on 8 & 9 June 2022 in several vibrant indoor and outdoor venues in Brussels, with parts of the programme live-streamed. 

Currently, our world is facing enormous issues, ranging from a huge environmental crisis to a new humanitarian challenge due to the war in Ukraine. The aim of this event is to explore, debate and advocate around the emerging topics of sustainability, inclusion & solidarity, through and within arts and creativity; and to raise awareness of the EU Green Deal and the New European Bauhaus movement. 

Under the title “ BauTopia” we invite you to participate, think and discuss in some of the following topics:

-How do creative hubs and creatives respond in emergency situations? (COVID-19, Ukrainian crisis) 
-How can mobility contribute to skills development, social inclusion and interdisciplinarity? 
-How can eco-friendly urban spaces become an instrument of social & cultural change?
-How can participatory practices & community-based arts create a fertile ground towards an inclusive & climate-resilient society?

 ‘BauTopia’ programme includes inspirational speeches, thought-provoking panel discussions, workshops and interactive sessions from EU policy-makers, networks and intermediary organizations, to researchers, experts, creative hub managers ,cultural and creative professionals themselves. 


Day1. 8 June 2022. LaVallee

La Vallee, 39 rue Adolphe Lavallée, 1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Belgium
10:00 – 10:30


Barbara Stacher -European Commision DG EAC
Alejandro Ramilo – EACEA, Creative Europe Unit
Vassilis Charalampidis – ECHN



10:30 –11:10

The MakersXchange project
Final Results

11:10 –11:40


Re-shaping Knowledge KEYNOTE

Making education exciting again

Theo Anagnostopoulos

11:40 –12:00Coffee Break
12:00 –13:15

Parallel Session.1 Roundtable discussion

Interconnecting arts &
creativity with education

Parallel Session.2 Panel discussion

How can mobility contribute to skills
development & inclusion?

13:15 – 14:15Lunch Break

Engaging communities

14:15 – 14:45ECHN Network
Creative, Connected & Sustainable
14:45 – 15:15KEYNOTE A
Artists at Risk
14:45 – 15:15KEYNOTE B
Floating University
15:45 – 16:00Break
16:00 – 17:30

Parallel Session.1 Roundtable discussion
Communities of Practice,
Collective Creativity

Parallel Session.2 Panel discussion
The future of sustainable creativity

Parallel Session.3 Panel discussion
Creative communities
in times of urgency

17:30 – 19:00Networking & Apero

Day2. 9 June 2022. Radio Kiosk

Pl. des Palais 10, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Cultivating Empathy

11:30 – 11:45 Opening intervention Cultural diplomacy in the times of war Video foreword Volodymyr Sheiko | Director General of the Ukrainian Institute
11:45 – 12:15 Project presentation Local communities in support of displaced artists
12:15 – 12:45 Ukrainian electronic music scene
during the war
12:45 – 13:30

Grass-root artistic initiatives

Ukrainian for the beginners Talk To Me Festival

 13:30 –14:30 Lunch Break
13:00 – 16:00 Music Dj Sets and live streaming from radio kiosk by Ukrainian artists Nikolay Karabinovych, Vera Logdanidi, Stash Rider
14:30 –16:30

Case studies & Open Discussions

Lighthouse Session Mykhailo Glubokyi, Gregory Zarkhin

17:30 – 17:40Welcoming Words
Alessandra Luchetti, Barbara Gessler

16:30 – 17:30Break
17:30 – 17:40

Welcoming words

Alessandra Luchetti
Barbara Gessler

17:30 – 21:00Networking event & Open Discussions
Creative Europe Networks
in the New European Bauhaus
17:40 – 18:15Short presentations
Creative Europe Networks programmes
and activities within the NEB festival

The European Creative Hubs Network
Europa Nostra
The Architects’ Council of Europe
Trans Europe Halles
The European Music Council
Culture Action Europe

18:15 – 18:30

Conclusions & remarks

Catherine Magnant
Walter Zampieri

18:30 – end Beers & Networking.

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More information about the programme, speakers and presentations

The New European Bauhaus

The New European Bauhaus initiative connects the European Green Deal to our daily lives and living spaces. It calls on all Europeans to imagine and build together a sustainable and inclusive future that is beautiful for our eyes, minds, and souls. By creating bridges between different backgrounds, cutting across disciplines and building on participation at all levels, the New European Bauhaus inspires a movement to facilitate and steer the transformation of our societies along three inseparable values: Sustainability, from climate goals, to circularity, zero pollution, and biodiversity.Aesthetics, quality of experience and style, beyond functionality. Inclusion, from valuing diversity, to securing accessibility and affordability.

The Festival of the New European Bauhaus

The Festival brings together people from all walks of life to debate and shape our future. A future that is sustainable, inclusive and beautiful. It is a great opportunity to network, exchange and celebrate – from science to art, from design to politics, from architecture to technology. The Festival brings the European Green Deal at the heart of our daily lives.

Kiosk Radio

An online community radio streaming 24/7 from a wooden shack in the heart of Brussels’ historic “Parc Royal”. A meeting point for music freaks from Brussels and beyond. A tiny kiosk bar serving eclectic music and drinks. Sometimes, in sunny summer days, a safe space to dance under the trees.

Creative Europe

The Creative Europe programme provides support for European networks to help the cultural and creative sectors to enhance their capacity to nurture talents, face common challenge, innovate,prosper and generate jobs and growth.Networks funded by Creative Europe provide value by connecting professional organisations throughout Europe and beyond collecting and disseminating information, practices, ideas, and solutions that help the sectors to innovate and grow providing training and advice for professionals representing the sectors and advocating on their behalf on key sectoral issues.


MAX (Makers’ eXchange) project is a DG-EAC pilot policy project, co-funded by the European Union, that aims to define and test policies and actions supporting the mobility and exchanges of experience between the cultural and creative industries, creative hubs, maker-spaces, fab-labs and formal and non-formal learning and skills development systems in a cross-sectoral way and embed makers’ mobility schemes for skills development and inclusion into mainstream CCIs support programmes, policies and ecosystems across Europe.


The European Creative Hubs Network is a peer-led network with a mission to enhance the creative, economic and social impact of hubs around Europe and neighboring countries. As from January 2022, ECHN is selected to join the Creative Europe Networks.