European Commission launched a new European Bauhaus call for local initiatives

The Commission announced a new call to make the New European Bauhaus (NEB) a reality on the ground. The support is intended specifically for cities and towns to take the New European Bauhaus project deep into their communities.

The New European Bauhaus initiative connects the European Green Deal to our daily lives and living spaces. It exhorts all Europeans to imagine and build together sustainable, inclusive and beautiful places to live in.

Under the title Support to New European Bauhaus Local Initiatives’, this call targets small and medium-sized local authorities under a threshold of 100,000 inhabitants and will select inspirational projects that foster the three complementary values of the New European Bauhaus: Sustainability, Aesthetics and Inclusion:

  • 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

20 place-based projects from across the EU will receive in-kind support from a group of interdisciplinary experts to facilitate the uptake of the New European Bauhaus initiative and advance towards implementation.

Projects led by local public authorities and contributing to the New European Bauhaus are promoted in the following 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.

We at the Central Baltic Programme are spreading the word,  as cross-border communities are eligible and European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation can be considered as applicants.

The deadline for submissions is 23 May 2022 at 17:00 CEST.

In addition to the call, Interact is preparing a seminar on 1st June, 2022 on mainstreaming of the New European Bauhaus initiative in Interreg Programmes. More information on this event and the registration link will be shared in advance.

Let’s all work together to transform our living environment!

More information available at the campaign page: New European Bauhaus Local Initiatives

Website: New European Bauhaus: beautiful, sustainable, together