Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation.
Read more about the Horizon Europe programme here.
This action will offer opportunities to engage with communities on an environmentally sustainable, socially fair, and aesthetically appealing transition, using architecture, design and culture as core resources for a sustainable society.
This action will contribute to the Delivery Phase of the New European Bauhaus, by deploying mission-oriented pilot projects that will act as ‘lighthouse demonstrators’ across the territory of the European Union and Associated Countries. They should embrace the key principles of the NEB initiative (sustainability, inclusion and aesthetics), using architecture, design and culture as core resources for a sustainable society, and the mission-oriented approach (impactful, measurable, targeted) in an innovative and exemplary manner.
Actions should address one or more relevant challenges that represent the wide scope of the NEB initiative, such as:
- Environmental and climate adaptation challenges, environmental and climate risks, prevention and resilience
- Economic and territorial changes linked to the green transition
- Social challenges (poverty, segregation, social exclusion, etc.)
- Challenges linked to the use, preservation and reconversion of existing infrastructure and heritage
- Demographic challenges (ageing, migration, depopulation, changes in property market due to tourism, etc.)
Proposals should include:
- The development of an ambitious, mission-oriented, quality co-design process, based on citizens’ and stakeholders’ participation and multidisciplinary (e.g. arts, architecture, design, heritage, engineering, physical and spatial planning, manufacturing, technology, environmental and social sciences, etc.) and multilevel collaboration (e.g. civil society, public and private actors), also capable of addressing the relevant objectives of the Horizon Europe missions.
- An ambitious and credible executive plan that identifies and analyses the challenges and resources of a given territory (e.g. neighbourhood, district, ecosystem) in terms of sustainability (in line with the European Green Deal), inclusiveness (including accessibility and affordability) and aesthetics (including functionality, comfort, attractiveness, etc.).
- The detailed outlined, through feasibility studies, of highly innovative, cutting-edge solutions, associating meaningful, inclusive social purpose with strong aesthetic values and sustainability, in line with the European Green Deal, to address emblematic environmental and societal challenges at the territorial level.
- Deployment of an initial set of solutions as demonstrators within a two-year timeframe, accompanied by a rigorous impact evaluation methodology, measuring the impact of the adopted methodologies. Involvement and testing of the demonstrators with international experts.
- A detailed roadmap for implementation, with a sustainable financial plan quantifying and identifying substantial additional investment based on involvement and partnerships with different actors (national, regional, local, public and private sources).
- Evidence of developed relationships and partnerships with responsible authorities and/or representatives (on planning, permits, property rights, financing, impact assessments, etc.). etc. (see p.53 of the work programme)
- Central Government
- Non Profit Organisations
- Private Bodies
- Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
- State-owned Enterprises
- Environment and Climate Change
- Research, Technological Development and Innovation
Financing percentage by EU or other bodies
EU contribution per project: between €3,00 and €5,00 million