and Territories Association
An interdisciplinary project involving art, culture, social inclusion, science and technology, aimed at making the European Green Deal effective. It calls on all actors to collaborate and innovate in order to build a sustainable and inclusive future.
As the New European Bauhaus (NEB) is still at the creation stage, the situation for OCTs is the following:
It will provide financial support to innovative ideas and products through ad-hoc calls for proposals and through coordinated programs included in the Multi-Annual Financial Framework.
This initiative is composed of three phases:
The current phase, co-design is aimed at defining the concept and the engagement structure, engage and harvest, and ideate.
The NEB is a programme at its early stages, aiming to be created based on the input of contributors across Europe. This means that the objective of the programme is quite abstract and the funding opportunities are still uncertain.
The uncertainty makes more relevant and necessary the participation of local actors from the sectors of art, culture, architecture, science, technology, etc. with the purpose of ensuring that the OCT perspective is acknowledged in the early phases, making more likely that OCTs will be eligible to multiple opportunities.
Nevertheless, the message of the President of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen, clearly stated that the scope of the NEB is to move beyond the EU borders, therefore additional financial instruments will be activated for this purpose.
The management of this new programme is currently centralised by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.