European Urban Initiative: 1st Innovative Actions Call for Proposals

The European Urban Initiative is launching its first Innovative Actions Call for Proposals! With a budget of EUR 50 million, the EUI-IA Call is targeting innovative projects focusing on the #NewEuropeanBauhaus.

The first EUI-IA Call for Proposals will fund projects to deliver tangible, real-life examples of New European Bauhaus (NEB) interventions that fully integrate the three NEB core values of sustainability, inclusiveness, and aesthetics to a maximum level of ambition according to the framework proposed in the NEB Compass.

The Call will not be prescriptive with regard to the nature of expected proposals. However, cities are invited to consider the four following themes which have the greatest potential to generate innovative solutions and create a clear demonstration effect to inspire the use of Cohesion policy in urban areas:

  • Construction and renovation in a spirit of circularity and carbon neutrality
  • Preserving and transforming cultural heritage
  • Adapting and transforming buildings for affordable housing solutions
  • Regenerating urban spaces

The Call for Proposals is open from 10 October 2022 and closes on 19 January 2023 at 14h00 CET.

EUI is an instrument of the European Commission, being part of the 2021-2027 urban dimension of Cohesion Policy, and established, among others, to identify and test new solutions which address issues related to sustainable urban development and are of relevance at Union level. With a budget of around EUR 450 million, EUI aims to foster innovative solutions to challenges faced by cities by helping them build administrative capacities and increase knowledge sharing between cities.

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