The New European Bauhaus makes the European Green Deal a cultural, human-centred, positive and tangible experience for everyone, promoting the transformation and adaptation of our cities all around Europe through beautiful, sustainable and inclusive places.
Through this competitive call, we’ll incubate inspiring place-based transformative projects, that foster the three complementary values of the New European Bauhaus in daily lives, living spaces and experiences::
- Sustainability – foster climate goals, circularity, zero pollution, and biodiversity
- Aesthetics – increase the quality of experience and style beyond functionality
- Inclusion – promote valuing diversity, accessibility and affordability
Specifically, the selected projects led by local public authorities and contributing to the New European Bauhaus belong to four action areas:
- Renovation of existing buildings and public spaces in a spirit of circularity and carbon neutrality;
- Preservation and transformation of cultural heritage;
- Adaptation and transformation of buildings for affordable housing solutions;
- Regeneration of urban or rural spaces.
This call is funded by the EU through the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy and implemented in collaboration with Ramboll Management Consulting.
You can find more information on the New European Bauhaus concept and many inspiring projects that implement its values here.
20 place-based projects are selected to receive
up to 75 days of in-kind support by interdisciplinary experts
via a Technical Assistance Programme.
The programme includes:
- Needs assessment: Experts perform an assessment of the specific needs of the envisaged New European Bauhaus project and develop technical assistance plans with tailored support.
- Support services: Experts provide state-of-the-art project development and planning, stakeholder engagement (e.g., stakeholder mapping, citizen engagement) and technical advice according to the needs identified.
- Implementation roadmap: Experts support the beneficiaries in the incubation of the project towards a detailed roadmap that will guide and enable the implementation of their idea.
Specifically, the expertise that the winner projects can count on includes:
- A variety of methodologies and toolboxes to combine nature, culture, inclusion and art in the design of liveable places and buildings;
- Experienced project coordinators and high-level experts on sustainable liveable places and on stakeholder engagement (e.g., digitally enabled and data-driven anthropological methods);
- Development of project proposals based on best-in-class place-based, participatory, planning and project development practices.
The experiences of the selected projects will be consolidated in a toolbox to provide a blueprint and further guidance for future project owners on how to integrate NEB principles.