The Ellinikon Experience Park

The 1st New European Bauhaus Festival

What’s On

Οn June 9, 10, 11 & 12, the 1st Greece NEB Festival "ECO-building the Future" at the Experience Park, invites us all to imagine and build together a sustainable and inclusive future.

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On June 9, the festival will host world - class international speakers from the fields of ecology, urban development, tourism, regenerative urban development and sustainability. Namely:

  • Ursula von der Leyen

President of the European Commission (Message, online)

  • Alexandra Mitsotaki

President & co-founder World Human Forum, NEB High Level Roundtable

  • George Amyras

Government Spokesman, Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy


  • Nicolas Yatromanolakis

Government Spokesman, Deputy Minister for Issues of Contemporary Culture

  • George Patoulis

Regional Governor of Attica


  • Odysseas Athanasiou

Managing Director of Lamda Development

  • Antoinnete Nassopoulos-Erickson

Architect, Senior Partner at Foster + Partners

  • Deema Assaf

Architect & Urban Forester, Founder & Director of TAYYŪN

  • Chen -Yiu (Cho) Chiu

Architect, Director, The Taiwan – Reyhanli Center for World Citizens

  • Apostolos Tzitzikostas

Regional Governor of Central Macedonia and President of the European Committee of the Regions

  • Maja Goepel

Academic, Author, Researcher - Secretary General at the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU)

The speakers will be moderated and presented by Mrs. Efrosini Helioti, Helmholz Foundation. The day will close with music by a DJ (DJ Kafka) and a cocktail party.

On June 10,  the schedule consists of 6 themed sessions about green cities, new developments, tourism etc, which will take place in the Cell of Life, Theatre and Dome. All geared towards existing, new or innovative paradigms and encouraging discussion with the audience, speakers and participants. Specifically:


  1. Cities for wellbeing. Creating the green cities of tomorrow: How we can transform our cities or create new developments for the well-being of their inhabitants and life in general
  • Moderator: Spyros Kouvelis, Director, Institute for Sustainable Development, EPLO

Senior Associate of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Founder, BabylonGardens

  • Participants include: Deema Assaf Architect & Urban Forester, Founder & Director of TAYYŪN | Maria Ganoti President ANIMA | Elli Pagalou, Landscape Architect


  1. New spaces as urban cells of life: How to create new spaces and developments by mobilizing different categories of stakeholders
  • Moderator: Alexandra Mitsotaki, President & co-founder World Human Forum, NEB High Level Roundtable
  • Participants include: Nikos Tsouhlos, President of the Athens Conservatory, Doctor of Musicology, University of Athens | Antoinnete Nassopoulos-Erickson, Architect, Senior Partner at Foster + Partners | Ioakim Vravas, ActionAid Hellas Director of Programmatic Planning, Impact Assessment and Innovation | Chen -Yiu (Cho) Chiu, Architect, Director, the Taiwan - Reyhanli center for world citizens


  1. Tourism and local communities towards Regeneration: How Greece can become an example for a new role in the tourism industry to be used as a tool for environmental, cultural and economic regeneration of regions
  • Moderator: Yannis Sotirakos, President and CEO EY ZHN LIFE
  • Participants include: Sophia Zacharaki, Deputy Minister of Tourism | Eleni Andreadi, Director of Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility, Sani/Ikos Group | Nikos Therapos Director of Policy & Economics | Christina Deligianni, Public policy officer, Institute for Sustainable Development, European Public Law Organization Managing Director, Verimpact | Anastasia Psalti, Dipl. Civil Engineer, President of SOCIOP "Batiki" - Tinos


  1. Education as a key tool towards Sustainable, Beautiful, Together: How we can redefine the role of Education to be Life-centred (in all its forms)
  • Moderator: Gerasimos Kouvaras, Director General of Action Aid Hellas
  • Participants include: Theodora-Doretta Asteri, Counsellor A', Dr. Special Pedagogy & Psychology, Coordinator of the Scientific Unit of Special and Inclusive Education, Department of Inclusive Education and Innovation, Head | Anna Zoakou, Dr. Sociology of Education, Head of Action Aid Hellas Programmes | Stella Apostolaki, Assistant Professor, Executive Director of the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development, American College of Greece | Zoe Polymeropoulou, President of the Council for Environmental & Cultural Education (ECCE), HELLENIC SOCIETY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND CULTURE


  1. Crafting a more Human Future: What is the new role of fashion, design, objects in an everyday life that we want to be "beautiful - sustainable - inclusive"
  • Moderator: Despina Geroulanou, Administrative Committee of the Benaki Museum
  • Participants include: Aikaterini Polymerou-Kamilaki, Researcher Emeritus (Director), Academy of Athens, Applied Arts (Crafts) - Intangible Cultural Heritage | Peggy Loutou, President TAGMA21 | Myrsini Linou, SUM Synolos Works | Despina Geroulanou, Benaki Museum Administrative Committee


  1. New Life to Old Buildings and Urban Tissue: How can we use and improve existing buildings while protecting cultural heritage?
  • Moderator: Kostas Stamatopoulos, First Vice President / Member of the Steering Committee of the Hellenic Society for Environment and Culture (ELLET)
  • Participants include: Eleni Maistrou, President of the Architectural Heritage Council (AHAC) | Kaiti Dimitsantou - Kremezi, Dr. Professor Emeritus of Architecture, NTUA - President, Hellenic Society of Aesthetics | Nikos Anastasopoulos, Professor of Architecture, NTUA | Evi Mamidaki, Member and legal advisor of the Association of Owners of Restored Buildings and Monuments | Amalia Androulidaki, Architectural Engineer, Head of the General Directorate of Restoration, Museums and Technical Works, Ministry of Culture and Sports


On June 11 and 12, the New European Bauhaus Festival will be open to all visitors so that they can visit the innovative environmental observatory “Cell of Life” and the exhibition stands of well acclaimed organizations. Simultaneously, various events with music and film screenings will be amplifying the festive atmosphere.

Hours: 18:00 - 22:00

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