Eurooppalaisen kaupunkialoitteen ensimmäinen ehdotuspyyntö avautuu pian – ennakkotietoa teemoista

European Urban Initiativen alainen Innovative Actions (EUI-IA) -ohjelman alainen ensimmäinen ehdotuspyyntö avautuu syksyn 2022 aikana. Ohjelma on jatkoa rahoituskauden 2014-2020 Urban Innovative Actions -ohjelmalle. Haun prioriteetit ovat eurooppalaisen kaupunkipolitiikan, New Leipzig Charterin sekä EU:n tavoitteiden mukaisia painottaen vihreää ja digitaalista siirtymää.
Rahoituskauden 2021-2027 ensimmäinen EUI-IA -haku avautuu syksyllä 2022. Siinä keskitytään Uusi eurooppalainen Bauhaus -aloitteeseen, jossa yhdistyvät Euroopan vihreän kehityksen ohjelman tavoitteet parempien elinympäristöjen suhteen. Tavoitteena aloitteessa on kauniiden, kestävien ja osallistavien paikkojen, tuotteiden ja elämäntapojen kehittäminen. 

Ensimmäisen EUI-IA -ehdotuspyynnön avulla rahoitetaan konkreettisia, tosielämän esimerkkejä siitä miten Uuden eurooppalaisen Bauhausin mukaisia ydinarvoja yhdennetysti voidaan toteuttaa. Hankkeiden tulisi olla osallistavia ja monitieteisiä paikallisen tason hankkeita.

Ensimmäisen haun osalta on julkaistu lyhyet kuvaukset teemoista, joihin kaupungeilta pyydetään ehdotuksia. Tarkemmat kuvaukset julkaistaan lokakuun alkupuolella, kun haku avataan. Ohessa teemojen kuvaukset sihteeristön sivuilta:

Construction and renovation in a spirit of circularity and carbon neutrality: the theme covers projects focusing on building renovation or construction with carbon neutral or positive performances and full circularity in mind. Beyond performance in terms of carbon emissions from the operation of the building, it entails considering emissions in a full life cycle approach. This calls for reflections on how to minimize energy consumption through the preservation or re-use of local materials and resources, the use of green technologies, as well as the reduction and/or transformation of waste. The projects should work towards achieving a regenerative architecture, which gives back more than it takes and encourages its users to adopt sustainable behaviours. Such innovative construction and renovation processes should also favour participation (e.g. in promoting citizen led activities) as well as inclusiveness (e.g. new skills, jobs and/or functions for disadvantaged collectives) in securing accessibility (including affordability) for all, with a specific attention to less-represented groups, and the long-term objective of proposing a new, replicable model of solidarity and cooperation. Finally, the new or renovated buildings should offer a real quality of experience beyond their functionality, and give a sense of belonging and care to their users and the wider community (e.g. in taking into account their sensory perception – e.g. visual, tactile, acoustic – and creating a dialogue with the existing cultural, social, and natural context).

Preserving and transforming cultural heritage: the theme covers projects aiming to preserve, and offer equal access to, cultural heritage, or transform heritage sites with a high social purpose (e.g. with/for citizens, and in particular marginalised groups) and a low carbon footprint (i.e. a regenerative approach for the preservation and/or transformation of cultural heritage buildings and/or associated cultural services). The theme also covers the mobilisation and combination of vernacular knowledge and knowhow with new technologies for contemporary solutions and products connected to local heritage. This attention to cultural heritage may offer opportunities for renewing our dialogue with history, building new relationships between places and people, and enabling the collective reinvention of our present and future lifestyles.

Adapting and transforming buildings for affordable housing solutions: the theme covers projects focusing on the adaptation and transformation of decommissioned and/or empty buildings for housing purposes through innovative, creative and/or artistic techniques or materials, and sustainable building processes. Such projects would tackle energy poverty, make housing more affordable and create the conditions for (future) inhabitants and local actors to make decisions at all stages of the buildings’ lifecycle. In revitalising deprived neighbourhoods or city centres, co-developed adaptation projects can fight depopulation and/or segregation, reinforce a sense of belonging and care, and contribute to climate resilience (reducing commuting and transport greenhouse gas emissions) and a more sustainable use of land (avoiding urban sprawl). The projects may also cover innovative housing solutions that constitute temporary emergency responses with high aesthetic and sustainable standards.

Regenerating urban spaces: the theme covers urban regeneration projects that combine sustainability, aesthetics, and inclusion. The projects may focus on the regeneration of urban areas abandoned or experiencing difficulties (e.g. insecurity), the reconversion of brownfields including for the renaturation of cities and the development of green infrastructure, or the provision/upgrading of universal access to safe, open, and inclusive green and/or public spaces. With the objective to improve the liveability of cities for those who experience them, such regeneration projects should strive to engage inhabitants, and in particular less-represented groups or communities, in co-development processes.

Lisätietoa NEB-aiheisesta EUI-IA -hausta

Lue lisää Uudesta eurooppalaisesta Bauhausista täältä.