The European Commission has launched a call for experts to join an advisory expert group (Mission Board) with the purpose of structuring a potential new Mission on the New European Bauhaus under Horizon Europe.
The main tasks of the Mission Board, will be to provide guidance to the Commission regarding the development of a potential future New European Bauhaus Mission, which was proposed by the European Commission on 19 July 2023. This guidance will include:
- providing insights on the proposed mission's design, including outlining its objectives, defining relevant indicators, and setting appropriate timelines.
- offering advice on the specific research and innovation (R&I) content required to achieve the objectives of the proposed mission. This advice will consider input from stakeholders and, where relevant, the public, fostering investment in bold innovation related to the New European Bauhaus.
The Mission Board of the proposed EU Mission on the New European Bauhaus shall be composed of a balanced team of up to 15 high-level experts with diverse profiles. These should cover several domains such as business, public administration, science, research and innovation, culture, citizen engagement, and civil society organisations, from across Europe and beyond.
The Mission Board members shall be individuals appointed in a personal capacity who shall act independently and in the public interest. The Mission Board members should have the capacity for strategic analytical thinking, demonstrate a clear understanding of the New European Bauhaus and show a deep commitment to the success of the proposed mission.
The call for applications is available online. The deadline for applications is 29 August 2023 at 12:00 CEST.
The deadline has been extended to 15 September 2023 at 12:00 CEST.
Interested individuals are invited to submit their application via the EUSurvey platform.
The New European Bauhaus (NEB) is an initiative by the European Commission to make neighbourhoods sustainable, inclusive and beautiful, leading to a better quality of life for citizens. It seeks to care for the needs of the planet, leaving no one behind, and capitalising on European culture and cultural diversity. The New European Bauhaus was first announced by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in her 2020 SOTEU speech and launched in early 2021.
With a focus on innovation, the proposed New European Bauhaus Mission would aim to transform neighbourhoods for the better, making them beautiful, sustainable and inclusive by 2035. These neighbourhoods should act as ‘living labs’ for innovation that leads to the refinement of existing standards and the development of new ones, which would in turn inform regulations and public procurement. The proposed New European Bauhaus Mission would also engage with people to build greater social acceptance for Green Deal policies, promoting social ownership of green solutions and encouraging behavioural changes needed to meet Green Deal targets.
If endorsed by the Member States and the community, this proposed new Mission could be a game-changer for innovative materials and the built environment. It could present a remarkable opportunity for Europe to assert its position as a leader in research and development. By combining natural solutions emerging from evolution (No Tech) with advanced cognitive tools provided by science (High Tech), it could create ground-breaking new "Super Tech" solutions.
The five EU Missions are a new way to bring concrete solutions to some of our greatest challenges. Launched in September 2021, they are a coordinated effort by the Commission to pool the necessary resources in terms of funding programmes, policies and regulations, as well as other activities. They also aim to mobilise and activate public and private actors, such as EU Member States, regional and local authorities, research institutes, farmers and land managers, entrepreneurs and investors to create real and lasting impact. Missions engage directly with citizens to boost societal uptake of new solutions and approaches.
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