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EU-Call for sustainable, inclusive and beautiful cities

EUI has officially launched its first Innovative Actions call with a budget of EUR 50 million in support to New European Bauhaus demonstrators! The call is open until 19th January 2023 Cities, you are invited to submit your innovative ideas and join our path to sustainable urban development!

This present Call builds on core principles of the  New European Bauhaus (NEB) initiative.

The NEB is a creative and interdisciplinary initiative in the making; connecting the European Green Deal to our living spaces and experiences, in aims of making Europe climate-neutral by 2050. The EUI call will translate the NEB core values and deliver tangible, real-life examples.

Projects interested in applying should embody the values of sustainability, inclusiveness and aesthetics to the very maximum extent of ambition.


While the Call is not prescriptive, cities are invited to present project ideas on four associated themes most relevant to mobilise Cohesion policy at wider scale:

  • circular economy and carbon neutrality
  • preservation of cultural heritage
  • adaptation of buildings for affordable housing solutions
  • regeneration of urban spaces


What kind of projects are subject to this call

  • Innovative: Innovative Actions support pilot projects that have never been tested anywhere else in Europe. This is an evolutionary approachwhere the innovation lies in the new elements added to the existing idea, or as a revolutionary approach with completely new solutions never tested before in the policy field concerned in the EU.
  • Participative: Participation and co-creationwith Partners, relevant stakeholders, and target groups, are key for the development and implementation of genuinely innovative and experimental projects.
  • Measurable: A robust methodology is necessary to measure expected impacts, as well as clear and quantified resultsto capture the expected change in the local situation resulting from the project.
  • Transferable and scalable: Based on lessons drawn from the project and shared to a wider audience of policy makers and practitioners, the Innovative actions have the potential of being scaled and transferred to other urban areas across Europe.
  • Of good quality: Proposals must prove to be justified, realistic, consistent, and coherent.They should also be ready to be managed effectively, implemented swiftly, and demonstrate value for money.



Each project can receive up EUR 5 million. Part of this allocation will support the transfer of these innovative solutions to other cities in Europe to have an even bigger societal impact!

Knowledge and Capacity Building: EUI provides a knowledge environment for cities to ensure easier access to knowledge and share the know-how on sustainable urban development! We are interested in strengthening your capacities in designing such strategies in an integrated and participative way.

–> More info can be found on this Innovative Actions page.

You can start submitting your applications from now until January 19th, 2023.

Find all the info and Apply for the Call