New European Bauhaus: support for cities for local initiatives – Regional policy

03/30/2022

The Commission has announced a new call to make the New European Bauhaus (NEB) a reality on the ground. The support is specifically aimed at cities and towns to deeply integrate the New European Bauhaus project into their communities.

Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, Elisa Ferreiramentioned: “Cohesion policy is ideally placed to help municipalities in small towns and agglomerations with up to 100,000 inhabitants to develop local New European Bauhaus projects with their communities. With this first dedicated NEB call under Cohesion Policy, we are providing the technical capacity needed for high-value, multi-disciplinary projects bringing sustainability, aesthetics and inclusion to local people, and hope it will inspire many more projects in this type in the future.

The call, “Support for New European Bauhaus Local Initiatives”, provides technical assistance to small and medium-sized municipalities that lack the capacity or expertise to realize their NEB project ideas. 20 territorialized project concepts selected under the call will benefit from personalized on-the-ground support provided by a group of interdisciplinary experts to shape the concepts along the lines of the European New Bauhaus and the objectives of the Green Deal. Cohesion policy support therefore aims to contribute to the introduction of a place-based approach to ONE initiatives at regional and local level and to encourage public authorities in the Member States to launch more New European Bauhaus projects at National level.

The knowledge and lessons learned during this process will feed into a “toolbox” for other municipalities as well as the general public interested in developing new projects or replicating existing New European Bauhaus projects in the field. . The European Regional Development Fund finances technical assistance to municipalities. This can take the form of tailor-made methodological, technical, regulatory, financial and socio-economic expertise provided by the team of experts on the ground who will support the further development of project concepts by the municipalities, as well as toolbox for future contractors. The deadline for submission is May 23, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. CEST.

Background

The new European Bauhaus is an environmental, economic and cultural project, aiming to combine design, sustainability, accessibility, affordability and investment in order to contribute to the realization of the European Green Deal.

Launched by the President von der Leyen in his 2020 State of the Union address, the new European Bauhaus was co-designed with thousands of people and organizations across Europe and beyond.

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