Horizon Europe: Mission – Cross-Cluster Activities for the New European Bauhaus

Closing Date: 19/09/2024

Funding through the EU Missions instrument to establish the New European Bauhaus as a stable, self-standing facility.

Missions are a novel instrument in Horizon Europe for the 2021-2027 programming period. They aim to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges with systemic, concrete solutions, leading to societal transformations and social impact. Missions will also help deliver key EU policy priorities such as the European Green Deal, the Climate Adaptation Strategy, Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan and A Europe fit for the Digital Age, among others.

The missions have ambitious goals and will deliver concrete results by 2030. Each mission will operate as a portfolio of actions – such as research projects, policy measures or even legislative initiatives – to achieve a measurable goal that could not be achieved through individual actions.

To achieve their goals and promote societal change, missions will implement the reuse and reproducibility of research results such as FAIR research data and open access to scientific publications. The missions will closely involve citizens in their preparation, implementation and monitoring throughout their duration, showcasing the added value of the EU.

Five mission areas have been included in the Horizon Europe Regulation:

  • Adaptation to Climate Change
  • Cancer
  • Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities
  • Ocean, Seas and Waters
  • Soil Health and Food

The Cross-Cluster Activities were established in April 2024 to help establish the New European Bauhaus (NEB) on a stable footing going forward as a self-standing Facility. These actions will build on the NEB activities, calls and experiences so far and anchor the NEB values of sustainability, aesthetics and inclusion in R&I, paying special attention to the green transition at the level of neighbourhoods and communities.

All topics of the Destination New European Bauhaus aim to make the European construction sector more climate friendly and climate-resilient – through circularity and regenerative approaches for sustainability – as well as more competitive while also ensuring that the built environment contributes to restoring natural ecosystems and improving social cohesion, as well as people’s health and well-being.

Research and innovation activities under this Destination will complement and ensure synergies with activities supported under several Horizon Europe partnerships, in particular: Built4People, Circular Bio-based Europe and Driving Urban Transition. Synergies will also be ensured with the Horizon Europe Missions, in particular the Climate-neutral and smart cities Mission and the Adaptation to climate change Mission. Opportunities for collaboration and synergies should also be explored and, as appropriate, pursued with other relevant initiatives such as the European Urban Initiative of Cohesion Policy, the Covenant of Mayors and past and ongoing relevant projects funded by Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe, such as STARTS, as well as with other EU programmes such as LIFE-CET, LIFE-Circular Economy, URBACT, Green City Accord and European Green Capital/Leaf awards.

Funding body European Commission
Maximum value Discretionary
Reference ID S26331
Category Economic and Social Research
Natural Environment
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Fund or call Fund