Connect New European Bauhaus Open Call 2025

The EIT Community New European Bauhaus (NEB) invites applicants to submit proposals for funding through its community-focused Connect NEB Call for Proposals, which focuses on citizen-generated solutions to the challenges facing cities, peri-urban and rural areas.

The overall purpose of the call is to welcome solutions and initiatives that respond to challenges identified by the local community and to facilitate the exchange of knowledge between people.

The EIT Community NEB is especially interested in receiving applications for projects that address challenges related to climate, urban mobility, food and manufacturing.

Crucially, proposals must integrate the three core NEB values of sustainability, inclusivity and aesthetics. For more information, please refer to chapters 3.1 and 3.2 of the Call Manual.

Supported activities

Below, the EIT Community NEB defines four challenge areas, based on thematic axes of the NEB.

  • Re-connecting with nature;
  • Re-gaining sense of community and belonging;
  • Prioritising places and the people that need them the most;
  • The need for a long term, life cycle and integrated thinking in industrial ecosystem.

All applications must address at least one of the EIT Community NEB challenge areas mentioned above. For more information, please refer to chapters 3.3 of the Call Manual.

Who can apply?

This call is open to all legal entities established in Member States of the European Union (EU), and/or in Third countries associated to Horizon Europe. These legal entities may be, for example, public or private legal entities, SMEs, education institutions, research and technology organisations, consultancies, NGOs or social entities.

Applications from RIS countries are encouraged to participate.

As a requirement, all proposals must be composed of one single legal entity (mono-participant type of call).

For further eligibility information, please check Chapter 2.2 of the Call Manual.

EIT funding allocation

Up to eight projects will be selected in this call with a maximum funding of 15,000 EUR per project and a minimum co-funding rate of 20% across the project.

How can you apply?

The process is organised with an easy, one-step application procedure. Please read the Call Manual carefully and refer to these documents for download:

If you have any questions, please contact the EIT Community NEB team:

Type of contactTeamEmail
Call timeline, evaluation process and criteria, financial aspects, and online submission stepsProgramme Management Office (PMO) – Call
Call content, scope and challenges, requirementsEIT Urban Mobility  
EIT Climate 

Online info session

Register for the info session on Tuesday 23 July 2024 here.


We are looking forward to receiving your applications no later than Thursday 26 September 2024 at 17:00 CET via the NETSUITE online submission platform. More information can be found in the Call Manual.