Call for CrAFt Cities: New European Bauhaus transformations towards climate-neutral, beautiful and inclusive cities


Publication date
August 1, 2022
September 19, 2022
Short description

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 many more following in their footsteps.
The CrAFt (Creating Actionable Futures) platform will help cities to make their climate-neutral transformations beautiful, inclusive and sustainable. Running until 2025, CrAFt supports the implementation of the Cities Mission, the NetZeroCities Mission Platform and the New European Bauhaus (NEB).

The initiative is looking for 70 CrAFt Cities that want to test and share models of transformation, receive implementation support and become role models for cities across Europe. The CrAFt city cohort will include a geographically balanced mixture of cities selected from among the mission cities, cities that applied under the mission, cities involved in NEB demonstrator projects and other NEB initiatives, and additional cities of high interest. We particularly encourage small and medium-sized cities to apply.
The deadline for proposals is 19 September 2022.

For further details regarding the application process, please check the source pages of this call ( and submit the Expression of Interest form. Countries with Association Agreements to the Horizon Europe programme (such as the Western Balkans) or in the process of negotiating such Agreement are encouraged to apply!

CrAFt Cities will receive support to develop and test local collaborative governance models to support your transition:
● Learn from other CrAFt Cities
● Balance stakeholder interests, priorities & competencies in a Climate City Contract
● Make the climate neutrality process more inclusive, empowering and accessible to all
● Use art, culture and the creative sectors as catalysts in the transition
● Participate in a next-generation think/do tank with students and youth communities
● Participate in a storytelling campaign on actionable climate-neutral futures
● Shape policy briefs to inform and advise national and European policy makers
● Showcase your projects in CrAFt events, storytelling and publications
● Receive first access to the CrAFt Impact Model and Guidance Package
Read more about what is expected from CrAFt Cities and the timeline for the call process in the invitation letter:

  • Horizon Europe / H2020
Geographical focus
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • Kosovo*
  • Montenegro
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Serbia
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • General

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Modified on September 14, 2022

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