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Examples: von der Leyen Commission priorities in practice

European Architecture

The EU is developing an integrated and people-centered approach to a sustainable built environment, where architecture has a major role to play to design buildings, public space and urban landscapes that contribute to citizens’ quality of life. 

EU Policies

The European Framework for sustainable buildings

The European Framework for sustainable buildings, otherwise known as Level(s), is a common European approach to assess and report on the sustainability of buildings. 


EU Chemical Strategy for Sustainability

The Chemical Strategy for Sustainability factsheet refers to the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability as the first step for a toxic-free environment. 


Renewable Energy Milestone

Renewable Energy is the collective name for energy, that is produced using the earth’s natural resources, like sunlight, wind, water resources (rivers, tides and waves), heat from the earth’s surface, or biomass. The process, by which these renewable resources are converted into energy, emits no net greenhouse gases, which is why renewable energy is also referred to as ‘clean energy’.  


Hydrogen Strategy

The Hydrogen Strategy will give a boost to clean hydrogen production in Europe. 



SynchroniCity opens up a global Internet of Things (IoT) market where cities and businesses develop shared digital services to improve the lives of citizens and grow local economies.  


The New Green Architecture

This PowerPoint provides information on the improved nutrient use and manure management towards sustainable and resilient agriculture systems which will result in the foundations of green industrial materials for architectural purposes.


Rethinking Architecture in the digital era

Digital technologies are revolutionising the way architecture is thought of, designed and made. An EU initiative explored what the culture of building will be like in the future. The EU-funded InnoChain project trained a new generation of 15 interdisciplinary researchers with a strong industry focus that can make real changes to the way we think, design and build our physical environment. The project’s network fostered a unique opportunity for knowledge sharing, synergy and real innovation. To do so, it built on the research competence of six world-leading academic centres and 14 pioneering innovation industry partners from architecture, engineering, design software development and fabrication.

Creative Europe Programme

This page is for artists, organisations who are beneficiaries, and other participants in the Creative Europe Programme. It explains how coronavirus is affecting activities, what changes are taking place, and what help is available.