New communication on the New European Bauhaus


During September, the European Commission published its communication on the New European Bauhaus and announced the New European Bauhaus Prize winners.

The New European Bauhaus expresses the EU’s ambition of creating beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive places, products and ways of living. It promotes a new lifestyle where sustainability matches style, thus accelerating the green transition in various sectors of our economy such as construction, furniture, fashion and in our societies as well as other areas of our daily life. 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. In order to support the implementation of the New European Bauhaus, the Commission will establish the NEB Lab, the “think and do tank” to co-create, prototype and test the tools, solutions and policy actions that will facilitate transformation on the ground. The Lab will function as an “accelerator and connector”. In addition, the communication indicates future steps of the European Commission in order to make this initiative successful.

Day after the communication was released, 20 winners of the ‘New European Bauhaus Awards' and the ‘New European Bauhaus Rising Stars' were announced. The awards reward good practices, examples and concepts that illustrate the New European Bauhaus values – sustainability, aesthetics and inclusion. Out of 60 shortlisted projects, the ‘New European Bauhaus Awards' have been awarded in 10 different categories. The winners of each category will receive €30,000. For the ‘New European Bauhaus Rising Stars' 10 prizes of €15,000 each are awarded to support concepts and ideas developed by young talents under 30 years of age.

More information, including all the selected projects can be found in the official press release of the European Commission.