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New European Bauhaus

Open call: Transformation of places of learning

Your future is in your hands! Share your project and join other passionate individuals and organisations making a difference in where and how people learn across Europe and beyond - from classrooms to streets and from playgrounds to libraries.

The call is now closed

What are we looking for?

We are looking for projects focused on the transformation of places of learning that connect a tangible place with innovative pedagogical methods and the local community. We are interested in ongoing or new projects in the fields of education, training, youth, and knowledge that reflect the values of the New European Bauhaus (sustainability, aesthetics, inclusion) and aim at the transformation of:

  • a physical place of education and knowledge
  • ways of learning or gaining knowledge and/or the education and pedagogical focus
  • the relationship with the local community

While the ultimate objective is to combine these three dimensions of transformation, projects developed around two of them are also welcome.

We invite you – experts, thinkers, doers, neighbours, ministers, students, educators or researchers – to join us in making waves for beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive spaces that shape our future ways of learning and thinking.

17 FEBRUARY 2022
Everything you need to know about the open call for the transformation of places of learning

Who can participate in this call?

Individuals and organisations involved in education, training, informal learning, or youth project(s), in Europe and beyond.

This call is for you if you are, for example:

  • A neighbourhood collective with great ideas for new learning tools for a community centre looking for partners to help turn them into reality.
  • A local government worker looking for like-minded sparring partners.
  • A university seeking to implement transdisciplinary ways of working. 
  • A teacher struggling to implement their fantastic plans because of day-to-day constraints. 
  • A researcher looking for application areas to produce a proof of concept.
  • Willing to share your experience of having recently refurbished your school.
  • An architect who understands how a beautiful, functional setting can improve learning and wants to utilize this knowledge in a project.

Why participate?

By participating in the call and sharing your project, you will:

  • make your project more visible and part of the New European Bauhaus initiative
  • connect to a transnational network of like-minded project promoters and potential partners
  • get access to relevant meetings and events intended to support your efforts
  • get prepared for submitting your project to the 2023 edition of the New European Bauhaus Prizes with a focus on education

Key milestones

  1. 17 February - 31 December 2022
    Call for expression of interest open for applications

    After you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation that your project has been registered as part of the initiative.

    Share your project

  2. 8 March 2022 at 14:00 CET
    Info session on the call for transforming places of learning

    Join the info session to know more about the New European Bauhaus open call for the transformation of places of learning. 

    Watch the recording

    Download the slides

  3. As from April 2022
    Application screening

    Incoming applications will be screened to group similar concepts or ideas. New groups of topics will be created as more applications are received.

  4. As from June 2022
    Publication on the website and acceleration opportunities

    In June, we will publish the first observations on the information collected through the call on this website. Around the same time, the European Commission will propose a set of opportunities to help accelerate the projects through exchanges on practices, connections with experts, and dedicated sessions in the NEB Lab.

  5. 7-9 November 2022
    Education for climate days

    During the Education for climate days, a dedicated stock-taking workshop will be organised to check on the progress of the different concepts. There will also be an outlook to the prize and the various funding options that the European Commission provides for further support.

    Education for climate days 2022

    Check-out last year's event