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CBE JU supporting activities for the New European Bauhaus Academy, a network for re-skilling and upskilling towards a sustainable construction ecosystem

The successful proposal will contribute to the objectives of the New European Bauhaus Academy to support the upskilling and re-skilling of three million workers in the construction sector over the next five years.


Publication date
3 August 2023
Opening date
Deadline model
Deadline date
4 October 2023, 17:00 (CEST)
Level of funding
EU level




The successful proposal will contribute to the objectives of the New European Bauhaus Academy to support the upskilling and re-skilling of three million workers in the construction sector over the next five years, in line with the overall objectives of the European Green Deal, the European Climate Law, and the ’Renovation Wave’ strategy. This action will put a special focus on increasing the quality and quantity of vocational training opportunities, notably programmes on bio-based solutions relevant for the construction ecosystem.

Activities/actions supported

Proposals should:

  • Set-up a framework for the creation of NEB Academy Hubs, including selection criteria according to EU Rules and the values and objectives of the New European Bauhaus.
  • Establish an on-line collaborative space that will remain active after the end of the project and will ensure availability of coherent and accessible (including in terms of diversity of languages) learning materials on sustainable construction in the long term. The platform should facilitate exchange of scientific expertise between academia, research centres, and companies (especially innovative SMEs) active in sustainable construction, notably from the bio-based industry sector.
  • Identify and map possible relations and synergies with relevant networks, projects, initiatives and policy, as well as funding instruments at regional, national and European level that could help build, disseminate, and exploit knowledge and results.
  • Foster networking and collaborations among relevant stakeholders and initiatives in sustainable construction, notably in the bio-based sector and between academia and industrial actors, by actively engaging with ongoing or recently concluded CBE JU funded projects and other relevant projects.
  • Put in place mechanisms ensuring the future sustainability of the community of practice.

Anticipated outcomes

Project results are expected to contribute to the following outcomes:

  • Bio-based research and innovation further embedded in the construction ecosystem.
  • Upskilled and re-skilled workforce in SMEs and mid-caps for sustainable construction, with special focus on bio-based solutions and circularity.
  • Establishment of a formal New European Bauhaus Academy network, with a clear definition of its concept and business model.
  • Raised public awareness and acceptance of the principles of sustainable construction, including regenerative design, bio-based solutions, circularity and lifetime extension.
  • Support market uptake growth and acceptance of scalable bio-based and circular solutions.

Institution providing the funding

European Commission

Size of funding




Overview of eligibility criteria

To be eligible, applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must be legal entities (public or private bodies) established in one of the eligible countries, listed in Annex B of the Work Programme General Annexes.

To implement all the listed activities and achieve the full expected impact of the project, it is expected that this CSA will be implemented by a consortium composed by relevant entities.

Overview of award criteria

The award criteria are the following:

  • Excellence (5 points)
  • Impact (5 points)
  • Quality and efficiency of the implementation (5 points)

Maximum points: 15 points. Overall threshold: 10 points.


Application procedures

Applications must be submitted electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal electronic submission system (accessible via the topic page in the Search Funding & Tenders section).

Application support available

For further help, please refer to the Online Manual on the Funding & Tenders Portal, as well as the Horizon Europe Programme Guide, which contains the detailed guidance to the structure, budget and political priorities of Horizon Europe.


Useful links

Link to funding opportunity

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