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European Urban Initiative Call 2022

European Urban Initiative Call: Sustainable Urban Development

European Urban Initiative (EUI) has launched its first Innovative Actions call with a budget of €50 million in support to New European Bauhaus demonstrators. Cities are invited to submit innovative ideas regarding sustainable urban development.

The call is open now until 19th January 2023, 14h00 CET.

This Call builds on principles of New European Bauhaus (NEB), a creative and interdisciplinary initiative connecting the European Green Deal to our living spaces and experiences to achieve Europe climate-neutral by 2050. The EUI call will translate 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.

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 EUI looking for?

  • Innovative Actions: pilot projects never been tested anywhere else in Europe. This is an evolutionary approach or as a revolutionary approach. 
  • Participation and co-creation: partners, relevant stakeholders and target groups are key for the development and implementation of innovative and experimental projects.
  • Robust, measurable methodology: to measure expected impacts, with clear and quantified results to capture expected change in the local situation resulting from the project.
  • Transferable and scalable: based on lessons from the project and shared to a wider audience of policy makers and practitioners, the innovative actions have potential to be scaled and transferred to other urban areas across Europe.
  • Good quality, justified, realistic, consistent, and coherent proposals: ready to be managed effectively, implemented swiftly, and demonstrate value for money.


What kind of support are EUI offering?

Up to €5 million per project: 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: an environment for cities to ensure easier access to knowledge and share know-how on sustainable urban development, particularly in strengthening capacities in designing integrated and participative strategies. More info: Innovative Actions 


Find all the info and Apply for the Call