What would a sustainable, inclusive, and aesthetically pleasing Europe look like? This is the vision of the New European Bauhaus (NEB), an EU initiative launched in early 2021 and inspired by the original Bauhaus School’s principles.
Initially announced by EU President Von der Leyen in her State of the Union address, the NEB is a practical application of the European Green Deal, which aims to improve the health, well-being and daily lives of European citizens today, as well as future generations.
NEB embraces practical solutions for creating beautiful, sustainable, and affordable lifestyles, seeking to inspire progressive pathways. As part of the EIT Community NEB, in collaboration with EIT Digital, EIT Food, EIT Manufacturing, and EIT Urban Mobility, EIT Climate-KIC supports on-the-ground projects embodying NEB’s values.
The EIT Community NEB offers one-to-one mentorship and guidance to participants of NEB programmes on everything from designing for social sustainability to circular business models. And today, we are launching a call to invite a fresh cohort of mentors to join this exciting initiative.
The most recent cohort of start-ups curated by the New European Bauhaus Catalyse (formerly Booster 2.0) programme focused on innovative solutions addressing critical issues such as plastic pollution in rivers, the development of renewable building elements, the creation of plant-based materials for the textile industry, and innovative urban furniture solutions, among other groundbreaking initiatives. These projects represent the type of initiatives that mentors associated with the NEB will be actively guiding and supporting.
The role of the mentor will be to inspire NEB participants and encourage mentees to further integrate into their practices the three New European Bauhaus values of sustainability, aesthetics and inclusion.
The call to apply to become a New European Bauhaus Mentor closes on Friday 29 December 2023.