By rewarding and putting real-life examples and young talents' great ideas into the limelight, the New European Bauhaus (NEB) Prizes aim to demonstrate that sustainability promoted by the European Green Deal can be inclusive and bring beauty and high-quality experiences for people's everyday lives and in local communities across Europe. It helps bring the NEB closer to citizens and inspire more people to start their own projects.
Both EU and non-EU residents are welcomed to apply, as long as their projects, concepts or ideas are implemented either in the EU, the Western Balkans or Ukraine.
Applicants to Strand B must be aged 30 or less on the final day of call for applications. There is no age limit for Strand A.
EU and non-EU applicants are welcomed to apply but their projects or concepts/ideas must be implemented either in the EU, the Western Balkans or Ukraine.
Both existing projects and new ideas implemented in the EU, Western Balkans or Ukraine can be submitted as long as they are in line with the descriptions of the categories and strands and meet the eligibility criteria described in the Guide to Applicants.
Applications for the New European Bauhaus Prizes should be submitted through the dedicated platform. The completed projects (Strand A) or concepts (Strand B), should be described in detail in the relevant application form.
The application form should detail how the project or concept represents the three New European Bauhaus values and the three working principles. It should also include elements reflecting the eligibility and award criteria which differ slightly for each strand. Please see the Guide to Applicants for more information about the strands.
The application period will start on 2 October 2023 and end on 10 November 2023.
Only applications that are submitted by the official deadline will be considered by the Evaluation Committee.
Individuals and organisations can apply again with the same project as long as they haven’t won any New European Bauhaus Prize or any monetary award funded by the EU yet.
Each application can be submitted under one category and in one strand only. An applicant can submit multiple applications as long as they are related to different projects or concepts.
Applications can be modified and updated while they are in draft state until 10 November 2023, 19:00 CET. Once submitted, applications cannot be modified or updated.
In addition to EU Member States and the Western Balkans, projects or ideas implemented in Ukraine are now eligible.
The Strand 'Education Champions' (2023 edition) is no longer part of the 2024 edition.
The 2024 Prizes edition will award 20 prizes.
2 prizes will be awarded under the 'Special Recognition to Ukraine's Reconstruction and Recovery Effort' to projects or concepts located in Ukraine.
One fourth of the Prizes will be awarded to projects or concepts implemented in regions of the EU facing more intensively socio-economic problems or more challenged by the transition to a climate neutral economy, in order to showcase inspirational examples of positive transformation to those regions.
- EUR 30,000 for winners of the New European Bauhaus Champions (Strand A)
- EUR 15,000 for winners of the New European Bauhaus Rising Stars (Strand B)
- EUR 20,000 for runners-up of the New European Bauhaus Champions (Strand A)
- EUR 10,000 for runners-up of the New European Bauhaus Rising Stars (Strand B)
- EUR 30,000 for the winner of the ‘Special Recognition to Ukraine’s Reconstruction and Recovery Effort’ prize.
- EUR 15,000 for the runner-up of the ‘Special Recognition to Ukraine’s Reconstruction and Recovery Effort’ prize.
Each prize winner will also benefit from a communications package provided by the Commission, which includes promotion on the Commission's social media and websites, production of a short video and support in promoting the projects.
- Eligibility check: the Evaluation Committee composed of European Commission representatives will check that the entries are eligible (the Committee will not evaluate the applications themselves).
- Quality assessment: external experts selected by the European Commission through a ‘'Call for Expression of Interest' will evaluate the applications and attribute points based on the award criteria in the Guide to Applicants.
- Public voting: finalists' applications selected in the previous selection stage will be published on the website for public voting where one winner in each strand will be selected.
- Jury assessment: the finalists' applications will be assessed by a final jury of experts composed of nine members.
- Establishment of the results: the European Commission will award the prizes to the selected winners based on the recommendations of the Evaluation Committee.