NEB ambition

The ultimate ambition of the New European Bauhaus is to achieve transformation. To do this, the NEB Compass has identified specific levels of ambition that outline the desired outcomes for each of the NEB values.

Action areas

These areas refer to the five key domains of intervention that CrAFt's New European Bauhaus Impact Model considers essential for guiding and evaluating complex urban initiatives.

Participation level

The participation level refers to the degree or extent to which individuals or groups are actively involved or engaged in a particular activity, project, or process. It assesses the depth of their involvement, contributions, and commitment, ranging from minimal or passive participation to active and dedicated participation.

NEB values

The New European Bauhaus (NEB) aims to promote the values of sustainability, aesthetics, and inclusion in the design and transformation of urban spaces. It emphasises the integration of environmental, social, and economic considerations to create harmonious and innovative living environments.

Implementation Stage

According to the Smart City Guidance Package, there are seven stages to plan and implement smart city projects. These stages propose a logical and coherent roadmap for city initiatives involving many stakeholders.

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CrAFt’s response to the NEB Facility survey

In April 2024, the European Commission launched a survey to collect input for developing the New European Bauhaus Facility within the Horizon Europe Work Programme 2025 framework. Craft seized this opportunity to address the survey, emphasising the pivotal role of…

CrAFt at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2023

As a partner of the European Commission initiative on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona (7-9 Nov 2023), members of the CrAFt team will be talking about radical collaborations and the role of art and inclusive in shaping the future of smart and sustainable cities.

Open Call for Students

The EU-funded project CrAFt – Creating Actionable Futures is looking for 3 students in Amsterdam and Prague to join our project for at least 6 months from 30 October 2023. The deadline for applications is on 24 September 2023. This…

Interim Public Policy Manager Vacancy

The European Cultural Foundation is looking for an interim Public Policy Manager —from 15 June to 31 December 2023— to work on the EU-funded project Creating Actionable Futures (CrAFt): Making climate-neutral cities inclusive, beautiful and sustainable (Horizon Europe). You will form…

CrAFt Cities Session 9: Reflection on sessions 7 and 8

The ninth and last CrAFt Cities session of this season included presentations from two Craft Cites: Júlia Reis, Head of Division, Multidisciplinary Office for Prospection and Investment, and Lara Almeida, Coordinator of the Environment and Climate Change Adaptation Unit, presented…

CrAFt Cities Session 8: Adjust your implementation

CrAFt Cities Session 8 delved into adjusting a city’s climate-neutral programmes and projects and implementing corrective actions most effectively. Klara Dvorakova, from the University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings (UCEEB) at Czech Technical University in Prague (ČVUT), shared how city organisations in Prague…

Call for new CrAFt Cities

New European Bauhaus transformations towards climate-neutral, beautiful and inclusive cities Introduction The European Mission on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities is leading the way for urban climate neutrality by 2030, with 112 cities acting as hubs of experimentation and innovation and…

CrAFt Cities Session 6: Reflection on sessions 4 and 5

CrAFt Cities Session 6 —8 March 2023— recapitulated from the two previous sessions. Judith Borsboom presented the Smart Cities Guidance Package stages 3 and 4 related to the planning and implementation of climate neutrality programmes and projects. The first two guest speakers of…

CrAFt Cities Session 5: Implement your plan

In CrAFt Cities Session 5 —28 February 2023—, Judith Borsboom introduced Stage 4: DO concerning the implementation of programmes and projects for smart and sustainable cities to achieve their climate neutrality goals. Among the steps in this stage, we should…

CrAFt Cities Session 4: Define your action plan

CrAFt Session 4: “Define your action plan” revolved around the PLAN stage. The general pathways and policies for climate neutrality are detailed in this phase. Approaches, technologies and financial models are chosen in collaboration with key stakeholders that want to…

CrAFt Cities Session 3: Reflection on sessions 1 and 2

CrAFt Cities Session 3 —16 February 2023— was a workshop to reflect on the previous two sessions. Judith Borsboom (Locality) presented the Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Guidance Package: New European Bauhaus Edition and explained in what manner the work that…

CrAFt Cities Session 1: Make your vision concrete

Under the title “Make your vision concrete”, CrAFt Cities Session 1 —30 January 2023— focused on the first development stage for New European Bauhaus-inspired programmes. Within our framework, the vision outlines a city’s long-term objectives and has ideally been co-created…

Eight students join CrAFt

In January 2023, CrAFt selected eight students from universities in the CrAFt pilot cities Amsterdam, Bologna, Prague, and Trondheim to join an interdisciplinary working group. The students are: The main responsibility of this group will be to collect documentation and…

Sixty cities join CrAFt

Project coordinator Annemie Wijckmans in the studio during the European Commission Research and Innovation days

Sixty cities join CrAFt to jointly shape the transition towards climate-neutrality and inclusive cities by 2030 During the European Research & Innovation Days on 29 September, at the session ‘New European Bauhaus: collaboration, community and culture for innovation‘, the selection…