Welcome to eLabHauSE Wikiplatform

Help us design the project Manifesto and Action Plan and create the rural Bauhaus laboratories for the social economy by contributing to the collection of best practices!


Welcome to eLabHauSE Wikiplatform #

Help us design the project Manifesto and Action Plan and create the rural Bauhaus laboratories for the social economy by contributing to the collection of best practices!

Participate in the eLabHauSE wiki Platform and co-design with us the Social Economy Laboratories for the New Bauhaus in European Rural Communities and contribute to the collection of good practices based on the New European Bauhaus (NEB)!
With your participation we will elaborate a Manifesto and an Action Plan that will shape the co-designed laboratories, to be implemented in the future in the European Rural Communities.

Help us promote rural development to create a more beautiful, sustainable and inclusive way of life.

The local social economy laboratories #

The local social economy laboratories (LabHauSE) will be the results of the analysis, collection and mapping of best practices, a cooperative task that it is being carried out in this website by all of us. These Creative, Collective and Participatory Innovation Labs will establish a network between European rural areas, where information, knowledge and experiences can be exchanged, and innovative and creative entrepreneurial initiatives are promoted, based on the opportunities offered by the New European Bauhaus. Their objective is to improve competitiveness and boost social economy enterprises in rural areas, with a cooperative approach, where civil society and people of all ages and in all their diversity are involved, especially aiming at including women and disadvantaged groups. LabHauSEs are founded in the collaborative spirit, bringing together different disciplines to reach out to society, industry and the world of politics in order to connect people and find new forms of collective creation, seeking the collective intelligence of the local community. 


Its results will boost collective intelligence and social innovation and facilitate the ecological, digital and socio-demographic transformation of European rural communities, as well as innovative entrepreneurial business, all within the frame of the New European Bauhaus.

What’s new in the European Bauhaus? #

100 years after the Bauhaus, a movement that radically changed German art, design, architecture and beyond, the European Commission has launched a new European Bauhaus to rethink our lifestyles and shape future ways of living that respond to today’s broader challenges. Key points of the project are accessibility, inclusion and sustainability.

Inspired by the principles of Gropius’ Bauhaus, the new European Bauhaus is a new environmental, economic and cultural project aimed at the countries of the European Union, which involves companies and civil society in “a wave of restructuring throughout Europe and makes the Union leader of the circular economy” (Ursula von der Leyen).

The New European Bauhaus was born from the desire to make the Green Deal a cultural experience, tangible and shared by European citizens with the aim of building a new future together. The COVID19 crisis has shown how everything is interconnected and it is no longer possible to think about society, the economy and countries in watertight compartments.

The New European Bauhaus  aims to promote the exchange of knowledge between people across Europe through an interdisciplinary project. Given the climatic challenge we face, the new European Bauhaus leverages human creativity to find life solutions that incorporate sustainability and circularity, quality of experience and aesthetics, inclusion and economic accessibility.

How can I participate? #

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11 Responses

  1. Excellent initiative! I, myself, am *just starting* to look into this topic.

    A key take-away, for me, is: “Primacy of the individual and the social objective over capital. Voluntary and open membership.” Those phrases are actually from the main Wikipedia entry on social enterprises.
    Herealso a link to an interesting INSEAD article (from 2010), entitled “ The double bottom line”, that well-covers the topic:

  2. What a brilliant initiative. I am really enjoying reading about the best practices. Some good initiatives there

  3. This is providing very good food for thought as we roll out different programmes in this space. Thank you for the insights

  4. I really enjoyed the Brussels conference as part of the New European Bauhaus. Such energy and great camraderie among the participants. I learned a lot

  5. It would be interesting to see more examples of Social Entrepreneurship in Croatia, I think that Social Entrepreneurship is insufficiently represented in Croatia.

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