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Digital Europe – Digital solutions in support of the New European Bauhaus Initiative – 2021

The Digital Europe 2021-2027 programme aims to support and accelerate the digital transformation of the European economy, industry and society, to bring its benefits to citizens, public administrations and businesses across the Union, and to improve the competitiveness of Europe in the global digital economy while contributing to bridging the digital divide across the Union and reinforcing the Union’s strategic autonomy, through holistic, cross-sectoral and cross-border support and a stronger Union contribution.

1 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Beneficiaries All beneficiaries
Regions Balkans, Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union, Mediterranean countries

Countries associated to the Digital Europe Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature are eligible for the grant are equally eligible for the grant.

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To bring together people working in the fields of urban planning, architecture and design, the cultural sector, artists, civil society, technology providers, businesses (including SMEs and startups), smart cities stakeholders, and academia;
  • To identiy digital solutions that could contribute to the implementation of the New European Bauhaus objectives;
  • To promote awareness and use of these digital solutions;
  • To contribute to improving sustainability and circularity and for participative and sustainable urban development to co-create a greener, smarter and sustainable living environemnt, whether in cities, towns, villages or rural areas.


  • Priority 1: Engaging and facilitating collaboration of transdisciplinary NEB stakeholders (architects, designers, planners, cultural community) with developers and potential users of digital solutions in support of the NEB (including startups, Venture Capitalists, European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIH);
  • Priority 2: Identifying and map initiatives, solutions and projects, in particular those supported by EU funds, where digital tools;
  • Priority 3: Showcasing digital technologies in support of the NEB objectives, promoting in particular the reuse of the solutions identified as part of this action which make use open source software, open standards and technical specifications in cooperation with the NEB Lab and Living-in.EU.

Among financed actions

  • Hosting events, workshops and meetings bridgin the link between cultural, digital and smart communities sectors in support of the NEB objectives;
  • Encouraging the expansion of the scope of existing and emerging digital tools for use by citizens in shaping their communities through co-creation and participation;
  • Idenfication of possible gaps or challenges in the current digital ecosystem that could be addressed to foster further the implementation of the NEB;
  • Supporting the identification of skills and capacity needs at local level in order to make best use of the digital tools facilitating the implementation of NEB objectives.

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals.
  • Initial duration of the action: 24 months.


  • Be a legal entity;
  • Be established in one of the eligible countries;
  • Be a consortium of at least three applicants from three different eligible countries.
  • Total amount of the call: 9 million euro
  • Total amount for this topic: 1 million euro
  • Indicative budget per project: up to 1 million euro
  • Co-financing rate: up to 100% of the total eligible costs

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