The New European Bauhaus was launched in 2021 and aims to add a cultural dimension to the European Green Deal by promoting the values of aesthetics, inclusion and sustainability. This second generation of New European Bauhaus projects is part of the European Urban Initiative and has a budget of 50 million euro.
The European Urban Initiative is a new instrument to support the urban dimension of EU cohesion policy for the period 2021-2027. At least 8% of the ERDF must be invested in projects selected by cities on the basis of their own sustainable urban development strategy. The initiative is thus endowed with a share of the ERDF budget of up to 450 million euro.
This call for proposals aims to promote urban innovation and sustainable urban development. Projects must fall within the following themes
- Constructing and renovating in a spirit of circularity and carbon neutrality
- Preserving and transforming cultural heritage
- Adapting and transforming buildings for affordable housing solutions
- Regenerating urban spaces
Selected projects will be eligible for up to 5 million euro and co-financing of 80% of the total eligible costs. In addition, the European Urban Initiative promotes the transfer of knowledge and innovative solutions to other European cities in order to maximise the impact of funded projects.
Source : New European Bauhaus under Cohesion Policy: €50 million call for innovative projects in cities