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The NEB Prizes are back: apply before 10 November

DL: 10.11.2023


As every year, 20 exemplary innovative projects and concepts will be awarded in April 2024, but contestants must hurry – the deadline to submit applications is just until November 10 still this year.

Rewarding sustainability, aesthetics and inclusion, the NEB Prizes has attracted over 4500 submissions during the previous calls in 2021, 2022 and 2023 and awarded prizes up to 30.000 EUR to 52 winners across 4 categories:

1. Reconnecting with nature

2.  Regaining a sense of belonging;

3. Prioritising the places and people that need it the most;

4. Shaping a circular industrial ecosystem and supporting life cycle thinking.

Existing projects as well as concepts and ideas can be submitted

In each of the four categories, two parallel competition strands are established:

Strand A: “New European Bauhaus Champions” will be devoted to existing and completed projects with clear and positive results.

Strand B: “New European Bauhaus Rising Stars” will be dedicated to concepts submitted by young talents aged 30 years old or younger. The concepts can be at different stages of development, from ideas with a clear plan to the prototype level.

The 2024 Prizes will be awarded to 20 winners who will receive prizes of up to 30,000 EUR, as well as a communications package to help them further develop and promote their projects and concepts. 

Additional focus on Ukraine and specific challenges in EU’s regions

This year, for the first time, we will welcome applications of projects and concepts in Ukraine in addition to EU Member States and the Western Balkans. The 'Special Recognition to Ukraine’s Reconstruction and Recovery Effort' prizes will be dedicated to projects and concepts contributing to Ukraine's recovery and reconstruction in line with the New European Bauhaus values.

Another new feature this year is a focus on projects and concepts from EU’s regions facing socio-economic issues or challenges in the twin digital and green transition.

How to apply

Applications are open until 10 November 2023 at 19:00 CET. Applicants of all nationalities and backgrounds are eligible if their concepts and projects are implemented in the EU, the Western Balkans or Ukraine.

The applications should be submitted through the official New European Bauhaus Prizes platform.

The winners will be announced during the New European Bauhaus Festival, taking place in Brussels from 17 to 21 April, at an awards ceremony hosted by the European Commission. The festival will bring together individuals from diverse backgrounds, in a variety of workshops, activities, and satellite events to discuss and shape our future.

All the details regarding the application process are included on the NEB Prizes website.