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New European Bauhaus seeks a diverse cohort of mentors

The EIT Community is looking for a diverse cohort of mentors to support sustainable, beautiful and inclusive projects across its innovative New European Bauhaus (NEB) programmes.

29 Nov 2023

What would a sustainable, inclusive, and aesthetically pleasing Europe look like? This is the vision of the NEB, an EU initiative launched in early 2021 and inspired by the original Bauhaus School's principles.

Initially announced by EU President Von der Leyen in her State of the Union address, the NEB is a practical application of the European Green Deal, which aims to improve the health, well-being and daily lives of European citizens today, as well as future generations.

NEB embraces practical solutions for creating beautiful, sustainable, and affordable lifestyles, seeking to inspire progressive pathways. As part of the EIT Community NEB, EIT Food supports on-the-ground projects embodying NEB’s values.

Mentors needed

The EIT Community NEB offers its beneficiaries one-on-one mentorship and guidance on everything from designing for social sustainability to circular business models. This call for expression of interest is to select a cohort of mentors to inspire EIT Community NEB beneficiaries.

NEB Mentors are required to think Bauhaus and encourage their mentees – participants of NEB calls under Horizon Europe and related programmes – to further integrate into their practices the three inseparable New European Bauhaus values of aesthetics, sustainability, and inclusion.

The role of the mentor will be to inspire NEB participants and encourage mentees to further integrate into their practices the three New European Bauhaus values of sustainability, aesthetics and inclusion.

The most recent cohort of startups curated by the New European Bauhaus Catalyse (formerly Booster 2.0) programme focused on innovative solutions addressing critical issues such as plastic pollution in rivers, the development of renewable building elements, the creation of plant-based materials for the textile industry, and innovative urban furniture solutions, among other groundbreaking initiatives. These projects represent the type of initiatives that mentors associated with the NEB will be actively guiding and supporting.

Depending on the mentorship assignment selected, NEB Mentors are expected to commit 4 to 24 hours of their time over a period of up to 6 months and will receive up to €3k per mentorship assignment.

EIT Community NEB Mentorships will run from February 2024 until February 2025.

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