15 Sep 2021
Commission presents Communication on New European Bauhaus
On 15 September 2021, the Commission adopted a Communication setting out the concept of the New European Bauhaus. The New European Bauhaus aims at bringing a cultural and creative dimension to the European Green Deal, aiming to demonstrate how sustainable innovation offers tangible, positive experiences in our daily life. The initiative includes a number of policy actions and funding possibilities. The project aims at accelerating the transformation of various economic sectors, such as construction and textiles, in order to provide access to all citizens to goods that are circular and less carbon intensive.
About €85 million of funding will be dedicated to New European Bauhaus projects from EU programmes in 2021 – 2022: Horizon Europe (notably the Horizon Europe missions), the LIFE programme for the environment and climate action, and the European Regional Development Fund. A collection of calls can be found in Annex 2 of the Communication. Many other EU programmes will integrate the New European Bauhaus as an element of context or priority without a predefined dedicated budget.
In addition, the Commission will invite the Member States to use the New European Bauhaus core values in their strategies for territorial and socio-economic development, and mobilise the relevant parts of their recovery and resilience plans, as well as the programmes under cohesion policy.
The Commission plans to mobilise further the Horizon Europe programme to support the New European Bauhaus through research and innovation. The Commission will organise a high-level workshop on “Research and innovation for the New European Bauhaus" to bring together leading experts to provide a forward-looking research and innovation agenda supporting the New European Bauhaus and feed into the co-creation process of future Horizon Europe Work Programmes. The European Institute of Innovation and Technology and the European Innovation Council capacities should also contribute by launching a first set of coordinated calls for proposals to address the key innovation challenges that will emerge from the transformation projects on the ground.
Annexes 1. Report on the co-design phase 2. Mobilising EU programmes 3. New European Bauhaus policy ecosystem