Written Question: Funding the New European Bauhaus project

(Source: European Parliament)

Date submitted: 4 February 2021

Question for written answer E-000703/2021
to the Commission
Rule 138
Elena Lizzi (ID)

Subject: Funding the New European Bauhaus project

On 14 October 2020, during her inaugural speech to the European Parliament, the President of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced the launch of a new project called ‘The New European Bauhaus’ as a new cultural and sustainable movement.

The project came into being as part of the EUR 750 billion European Recovery Instrument ‘NextGenerationEU’, to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and ‘to invest in the European Green Deal, in digitisation, in the modernisation of our Single Market, in resilience’.

At present, there is no designated source of funding for the project, nor are there any clear and defined guidelines on who will be the key players, how it will work, where it will be located and which Commission DGs will deal with it.

Commissioner Gabriel has assured that the money for the project will not come from the Creative Culture programme, nor from the Erasmus + fund, but stressed that the Bauhaus project will have synergies with Horizon Europe, including the Culture cluster, the EIT and the Smart Cities mission.

In the light of the above:

  1. Has the Commission carried out an impact and feasibility assessment of the project for EU Member States?
  2. Has it estimated the share of Horizon Europe funds to be allocated to the project?
  3. Has it identified the specific fund within Horizon Europe to be used for the project?
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