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New European Bauhaus: additional lighthouse demonstrator project funded focusing on coastal areas

  • 27 September 2022
New European Bauhaus: additional lighthouse demonstrator project funded focusing on coastal areas

Today, the Commission is announcing the availability of funding for a sixth project under the call for the development of ‘lighthouse demonstrators' of the New European Bauhaus (NEB).

Funding for the ‘Bauhaus of the Seas Sails’ project can total up to €5 million. With this project, cities close to water will be offered solutions to achieve climate neutrality.

It will result in seven transformational demonstrators in different regions and aquatic ecosystems: in Portugal (estuary), Italy (lagoon and gulf), Sweden/Germany (strait / sea / river), and the Netherlands / Belgium (delta). The project aims at achieving a sustainable and inclusive transition, keeping the aesthetic at the centre and working closely together with the local communities.

Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, said: “This new lighthouse demonstrator project is an important news, made possible by Horizon Europe funding. This additional project under the lighthouse demonstrator will contribute to EU Missions, which are key for tackling major challenges in health, climate, and environment. This project will once more show how research and innovation can help citizens on the ground.”

Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, Elisa Ferreira, said: “I am delighted to see another lighthouse demonstrator of the New European Bauhaus, setting an example of bringing sustainability, inclusiveness and aesthetics to local communities. Taking an approach that is sensitive to the specific needs of a place and its geographic characteristics, with strong focus on coastal cities, oceans, and seas is welcome”.

This project has 18 partners, including local authorities, universities, and civil society organisations. Now that funding is available, procedures are ongoing towards the signature of a grant agreement, at which point EU funding of the project will be formally confirmed. The other five projects were announced in May 2022.

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