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.


Students are a part of a vibrant learning environment of CrAFt where their ideas and reflections shape the future. The dynamic and international community of students is driving meaningful conversations and creating knowledge about inclusive, sustainable and beautiful city transformations.

Core Group of Students

The goal of the student-driven group is to create knowledge about the current issues by driving conversations with students via the Think/Do Tanks and to document the findings through reflection, analysis and publication.

Think/Do Tanks

CrAFt’s Think/Do Tanks, overseen by the Core Group of Students and collaborators, explore varied formats of engagement, fostering learning and reflection globally through online, in-person, or hybrid events and activities.


STEAM Teams, integrated into partner universities’ curricula, are diverse interdisciplinary activities bringing CrAFt principles to enhance exchange about interdisciplinary work models among professors and students.