Mission boards present their proposals for EU missions
On 25 June 2020, the members of the Mission Boards proposed potential EU Missions which will be integrated in Horizon Europe. The concept of Missions as a new approach in the Framework Programme was introduced to increase the impact of public investments in research and innovation activities, as well as to liaise better with citizens and raise the visibility of science, research and innovation.
Until September, European citizens and stakeholders will be consulted on the proposals for potential EU Missions to make sure that they are relevant for them and make a real difference.
The five possible Missions proposed by the Mission Boards are:
Conquering Cancer: Mission Possible - By 2030, more than 3 million more lives saved, living longer and better: achieve a thorough understanding of cancer, improve prevention, improve diagnosis and treatment, support the quality of life of all 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, prepare Europe to deal with climate disruptions; accelerate the transition to a healthy and prosperous future within safe planetary boundaries; and scale up solutions for resilience triggering societal transformations.
Regenerating our Ocean and Waters - by 2030: cleaning marine and fresh waters, restoring degraded ecosystems and habitats, decarbonising the blue economy in order to sustainably harness the essential goods and services they provide.
100 Climate-Neutral Cities by 2030 - by and for the citizens. Support, promote and showcase 100 European cities in their systemic transformation towards climate neutrality by 2030 and turn these cities into experimentation and innovation hubs.
Caring for Soil is Caring for Life – By 2030, at least 75% of all soils in the EU are healthy and are able to provide essential services that we depend on, for healthy food, people, nature and climate.
A number of online citizen engagement events will take place over the summer to further listen to the priorities of Europeans and gather their ideas.
The proposals can be downloaded here