26 / 06 / 2020
Mission Boards presented their five potential EU Missions
On 25 June 2020, the members of the Mission Boards, the independent experts advising the European Commission (EC) for the mission-oriented policy for Horizon Europe, presented their five possible missions, which include:
- Conquering Cancer: Mission Possible – By 2030, to achieve a clear understanding of cancer, improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment, support the quality of life of people exposed to cancer, and ensure equitable access to the above across Europe.
- Accelerating The Transition To A Climate Prepared And Resilient Europe – By 2030, to prepare Europe to deal with climate disruptions, accelerate the transition to a healthy and prosperous future, and scale up solutions for resilience triggering societal transformations.
- Regenerating our Ocean and Waters – By 2030, to offer clean marine and fresh waters, restore degraded ecosystems and habitats, and decarbonise the blue economy.
- 100 Climate-Neutral Cities by 2030 – by and for the citizens. – By 2030, to support, promote and showcase 100 European cities in their systemic transformation towards climate neutrality and transform them into experimentation and innovation hubs.
- Caring for Soil is Caring for Life – By 2030, at least 75% of all soils in the EU to be healthy and able to provide essential services that we depend on, for healthy food, people, nature and climate.
Until September, a number of online citizen engagement events will be organised in order to consult European people and gather their ideas. The Mission Boards will present their final recommendations to the EC at the European Research & Innovation Days, which will be held virtually on 22-24 September 2020. The EC will then announce its selected missions at the end of 2020. The missions will be launched in 2021 as part of Horizon Europe.