Opportunities within the New European Bauhaus

The New European Bauhaus (NEB) initiative, launched in September 2021 by the European Commission, aims to contribute to the implementation of the European Green Deal by providing solutions to issues raised by the ecological transition. It offers a number of opportunities for Horizon Europe projects.

The NEB is an environmental, economic, and cultural project that aims to transform our way of life by proposing solutions that are:

  • Enriching, inspired by art and culture, responding to needs beyond functionality;
  • Sustainable, in harmony with nature, the environment, and our planet;
  • Inclusive, encouraging a dialogue across cultures, disciplines, genders, and ages.

To do so, the initiative seeks to bring together different sectors and disciplines and help them work together. The NEB gives an important place to Research and Innovation, it is therefore integrated into Horizon Europe through dedicated calls.

Various opportunities in Horizon Europe

Many calls of the Horizon Europe 2023-2024 Work Programs will integrate the New European Bauhaus. They will mostly address the field of construction and living spaces through different approaches such as art, culture, architecture, design, digital solutions, urban planning, or materials. Some calls should be specifically dedicated to the initiative:

  • 2 calls under Cluster 2 Culture, Creativity and Inclusive society;
  • 4 calls under Cluster 4 Digital, industry and Space ;
  • 1 call under Cluster 5 Climate, Energy and Mobility;
  • 5 calls under Cluster 6 Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment.

Furthermore, it is worth considering the New European Bauhaus concept for any other project where it is relevant.

But how to address and integrate the NEB in the impacts of a project? It is important to combine a logic of aesthetics, environmental sustainability, and inclusiveness to create the real estate and urban projects of tomorrow. For example, citizen engagement and co-design are important concepts for projects wishing to contribute to the New European Bauhaus.

European Urban Initiative

The launch of the first call for projects of the European Urban Initiative, with an ERDF budget of 450 million euros, under its Innovative Action component, represents a particularly interesting opportunity for cities of all sizes wishing to implement a project related to the values of the New European Bauhaus. These projects will have to fall under one of the four proposed themes:

  1. Construction and renovation in a spirit of circularity and carbon neutrality
  2. Preserving and transforming cultural heritage
  3. Adapting and transforming buildings for affordable housing solutions
  4. Regenerating urban spaces

The call for projects opened on 10 October 2022 and will close on 19 January 2023.

There are also other funding and support opportunities for projects related to the New European Bauhaus, including the EIT Community or the ERDF.

Do you wish to know more about the upcoming Horizon Europe calls related to the New European Bauhaus or about submitting a project under the European Urban Initiative? Do not hesitate to contact us!