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Call for proposals: Co-Creation of Public Space through Citizen Engagement

Call for proposals: Co-Creation of Public Space through Citizen Engagement


Deadline: 29-May-22

The EIT Community invites applicants to develop and submit applications aligned with the New European Bauhaus initiative focused on the inhabited places and on our relationship with natural environments, beyond the built space.

The present EIT Community call for projects aims to resolve challenges that the cities, peri-urban and rural areas face, focusing on NEB challenges innovation and action in public spaces through citizen engagement in their re-designing. The call will identify inspirational, beautiful, sustainable and inclusive project proposals, demonstrating new solutions that boost the transformation of cities, peri-urban and rural areas by bringing individuals and communities closer to nature, bringing sense of belonging, addressing the needs of territories, communities that needed specific attention, and transforming value chains and life of materials towards circularity.

Further on all proposals need to embed and integrate all the three core New European Bauhaus values (sustainability, aesthetics, inclusion) and all the three key New European Bauhaus principles (multilevel, participatory, transdisciplinary approach) into their projects.

Purpose
The overall purpose of this call is to resolve challenges that the cities, peri-urban and rural areas face, focusing on New European Bauhaus thematic axes, innovation and action in public spaces through citizen engagement in their re-designing. We are aiming for inspirational beautiful, sustainable and inclusive project proposals, demonstration of new solutions that boost the transformation of our cities, peri-urban and rural areas by:

Bringing individuals and communities closer to nature, regenerating natural ecosystems and boosting biodiversity.
Bringing sense of belonging, significance of places and communities.
Addressing the needs of territories and communities that need specific attention due to economic, social or physical characteristics.
Transforming value chains and life of materials towards circularity taking into account sustainability, aesthetic and social aspects.
The proposal must provide deep understanding of the local ecosystem, including stakeholders, culture and social dynamics, as well as expertise in citizen engagement activities and innovation/action.

Funding Information
The total maximum EIT funding allocation to this call is expected to be up to 270.000€. Six projects (ideally minimum 1 proposal per challenge area) will be granted in total. Each successful proposal will be awarded up to 45.000€.

Supported Activities
Given the objective, expected outcomes and impact of the 2022 projects, grants shall be awarded for the implementation of products and services (including rapid product prototypes), co-design of public realm and social and educational activities aiming to respond to the New European Bauhaus challenges:

Re-connecting with nature EIT Community NEB Challenge.
Re-gaining sense of community and belonging EIT Community NEB Challenge.
Prioritizing the places and people that need it the most EIT Community NEB Challenge.
The need for a long term, life cycle and integrated thinking in industrial ecosystem EIT Community NEB Challenge.
Eligibility Criteria.
The proposals will be eligible if they pass the following admissibility and eligibility criteria:
The applicant must be a private or public “legal entity”.
The legal entity must be registered in the EU Participant Portal and provide a 9-digital.
Participant Identification Code (PIC) number at the time of the proposal submission.
The applicant must come from an EU Member State or Third Country associated to Horizon Europe.
Applications from RIS countries are positively encouraged.
Proposals with a total EIT funding above 45K€ will not be considered.
Proposals must clearly address and identify the mandatory 3 EIT Core Key.
Performance Indicators (KPIs), including the reference to the target value.
Applications must be consortia of a minimum 2 partners and a maximum of 4 partners.
One of these partners must be a City, region or an affiliated entity to a City or region located in an EU Member State or a Third Country associated to Horizon Europe. In case the consortium is made of 2 partners, the applicants must be independent organizations (there cannot be an affiliated link between them). One partner has to be presented as the Lead Partner.
The applicant must submit a letter of intent from city, region or affiliated entity, showing their involvement in the project and commitment to start the project within a month after receiving confirmation of the funding award from the EIT Community NEB.
The applicant must complete all the sections of the attached application form, in English, respecting the page limit of each section and submit it together with the city’s letter of intent, within the submission deadline.
Please note that both KIC partners and non-partners are welcome to apply.
For more information, visit https://www.eiturbanmobility.eu/eit-community-new-european-bauhaus-call-for-proposals-for-co-creation-of-public-space-through-citizen-engagement/

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