The EIT Community invites applicants to develop and submit applications aligned with the New European Bauhaus initiative (hereinafter NEB) focused on the inhabited places and on our relationship with natural environments, beyond the built space. It is a practical approach to discover beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive ways of living and to use them to inspire our way forward.
The present EIT Community call for projects aims to resolve challenges that the cities, peri-urban and rural areas face, focusing on NEB challenges innovation and action in public spaces through citizen engagement in their re-designing. The call will identify inspirational, beautiful, sustainable and inclusive project proposals, demonstrating new solutions that boost the transformation of cities, peri-urban and rural areas by bringing individuals and communities closer to nature, bringing sense of belonging, addressing the needs of territories, communities that needed specific attention, and transforming value chains and life of materials towards circularity.
Further on all proposals need to embed and integrate all the three core New European Bauhaus values (sustainability, aesthetics, inclusion) and all the three key New European Bauhaus principles (multilevel, participatory, transdisciplinary approach) into their projects.
Given the objective, expected outcomes and impact of the 2022 projects, grants shall be awarded for the implementation of products and services (including rapid product prototypes), co-design of public realm and social and educational activities aiming to respond to the New European Bauhaus challenges:
- Re-connecting with nature
- Re-gaining sense of community and belonging
- Prioritising the places and people that need it the most
- The need for a long term, life cycle and integrated thinking in industrial ecosystem
An application must address at least one of the EIT Community NEB Challenges mentioned above; for further information including examples of specific types of activities please carefully read Chapter 4 of the Call document.
Who can apply?
Applications must be consortia of a minimum 2 partners and a maximum of 4 partners. One of these partners must be a City, region or an affiliated entity to a City or region located in an EU Member State or a Third Country associated to Horizon Europe. In case the consortium is made of 2 partners, the applicants must be independent organisations (there cannot be an affiliated link between them). One partner has to be presented as the Lead Partner.
KICs partners and non-partners are eligible to apply. Applications from RIS countries are positively encouraged.
For further eligibility information please check chapter 9.1 of the Call document.
EIT funding allocation
The funding rate is 100% up to 45.000€ for each project.
Overall six selected projects (ideally minimum 1 proposal per EIT Community NEB Challenge) can be implemented in six regions/cities located in the European Union Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries from 1 of July to 31 December 2022.
How can you apply?
The process is organised in a one-step application procedure. Please read the Call document carefully and consult the EIT Community team if necessary. More information about the types of projects, the application process, you will find in the documents for download:
EIT_Community_NEB_2022_Call_Co-Creation of public space_Final.pdf
On 26 April 2022 at 10:30 CEST Online a Call info session and Matchmaking event will be organised.
For participation please fill in the online registration form until 21 April 2022. In the matchmaking session, registered participants can present in 4 minutes their organisation and their needs to form a consortium. If you wish to present, please send your ppt in advance (maximum 4 slides) to firstname.lastname@example.org at the latest 21 April 2022.
We are looking forward to receiving your applications not later than 29 May 2022 in a single pdf by mail to NEBcall4cities2022@eiturbanmobility.eu
The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the excellence, impact and implementation of each proposal that successfully passed the admissibility and eligibility criteria.