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Apply for New European Bauhaus Prizes

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The prizes are awarded to projects and ideas that promote a beautiful, sustainable and inclusive building culture. Submit your application by the 7th of March.

The European Commission's New European Bauhaus initiative is seeking proposals for award-winning projects or projects that promote or represent sustainability, beauty and inclusion in the built environment. The winners will receive a maximum of 30,000 euros and communication support.

There will be prizes in 4 different categories. The first category emphasizes projects that bring individuals and communities closer to nature or promote biodiversity. The second category is for projects that promote inclusion, community, or diversity. The third category rewards projects that provide a solution to the social, physical or economic challenges of a particular region or community. The fourth category is for projects that contribute to the circular economy.

There are two parallel competitions in each category: in addition to existing projects, a young talent, the New European Bauhaus Rising Star, will be awarded. The age limit for the Young Talent Award is 30 years.

The criteria for evaluating are the core values of the New European Bauhaus initiative;  sustainability, aesthetics and inclusiveness. In addition to the prizes awarded by the jury, two projects will be awarded on the basis of an audience vote. The prizes were given for the first time in 2021, with more than 2000 applications received from across Europe and beyond.

““Now more than ever we need sustainable and innovative ideas to transform the way we live and work, while leaving no one behind. The New European Bauhaus rewards the best, boldest and brightest concepts for improving our regions and cities in a manner that is both people and planet friendly”, says Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, Elisa Ferreira.

Applications are now open and will close on the 7th of March. Both EU and non-EU nationals can apply, as long as their concept, idea or project is actually developed and/or physically located in the EU.

Read more and apply on the New European Bauhaus page here.

The new European Bauhaus is an environmental, economic and cultural project that aims to combine design, sustainability, accessibility, affordability and investment in the implementation of the European Green Deal. In September 2021, the initiative entered the implementation phase with a communication from the European Commission setting out policy actions and funding possibilities for its implementation.

Read more about the implementation phase of the New European Bauhaus initiative here.