Starting today, the Commission is opening applications for the New European Bauhaus Prizes 2023. Following the successful last two editions that received over 3,000 entries from all EU Member States, the 2023 competition will reward 15 exemplary initiatives linking sustainability, aesthetics, and inclusiveness - the three core values of the New European Bauhaus. In the context of the European Year of Skills, this year's edition will have a strand focussing on education and learning. For the first time, we will also welcome applications for projects and concepts in the Western Balkans. As last year, there will be specific prizes for people below 30 years of age. The call is open until 31 January 2023 at 19:00 CET.
The 2023 Prizes will reward existing projects as well as concepts developed by young talents under four categories:
- Reconnecting with nature
- Regaining a sense of belonging
- Prioritising the places and people that need it the most
- The need for long-term, life-cycle thinking in the industrial ecosystem
In each category, applicants can choose between three parallel competition strands:
- Strand A: “New European Bauhaus Champions”, devoted to existing and completed projects with clear and positive results.
- Strand B: “New European Bauhaus Rising Stars” dedicated to concepts submitted by young talents aged 30 or less. The concepts can be at different stages of development, from ideas with a clear plan to the prototype level.
- Strand C: “New European Bauhaus Education Champions” devoted to initiatives focusing on education and learning. Both completed projects, as well as initiatives with a minimum level of maturity, are eligible.
The 2023 Prizes will be awarded to 15 winners who will receive prize money of up to €30,000, as well as a communications package to help them further develop and promote their projects and concepts.
How to apply
Applicants of all nationalities and backgrounds are welcome if their concepts and projects are implemented in the EU or the Western Balkans. They should submit their applications through the official NEB prizes website.
All the details regarding the application process are included in the applicants' guide, available in all EU and Western Balkans languages.
The New European Bauhaus is a creative and interdisciplinary initiative that connects the European Green Deal to our living spaces and experiences. The initiative calls on all Europeans to imagine and build together a sustainable and inclusive future that is beautiful for our eyes, minds, and souls.
Launched by President von der Leyen in her 2020 State of the Union address, the New European Bauhaus was co-designed with thousands of people and organisations across Europe and beyond.
For More Information
Applicants guide in all EU and Western Balkan languages
Commission Communication on the New European Bauhaus
The 2023 Prizes will showcase inspiring New European Bauhaus projects and concepts in Europe – recognising the amazing energy mobilised in our society to strive for sustainable, beautiful, and inclusive solutions. Learning and education examples in the spirit of the New European Bauhaus are necessary for the real transformation of our cities and regions and a more resilient society, and in the Year of the Skills, I look forward to the applications in all these strands.
Elisa Ferreira, Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms - 06/12/2022
I am delighted to see the New European Bauhaus Prizes embark on their third edition. Putting the spotlight on innovative projects that show what the European Green Deal can achieve to improve the citizens’ quality of life is essential. The strong focus on education and learning will strengthen our work on reskilling and upskilling workers to meet the challenge of the green transition, in the European Year of Skills.
Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth - 06/12/2022
- Publication date
- 6 December 2022
- Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations