EU missions are commitments to solve some of the greatest challenges facing our world like fighting cancer, adapting to climate change, protecting our oceans, living in greener cities and ensuring soil health and food. They are an integral part of the Horizon Europe framework programme beginning in 2021.
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EU Missions are commitments to bring concrete solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing our world. They are an integral part of the Horizon Europe framework programme. Currently there are 5 official mission areas defined:
EU Missions are a novelty of the Horizon Europe programme.They have ambitious goals and intend to deliver tangible results by 2030. They aim to deliver impact by putting research and innovation into a new role, combined with new forms of governance and collaboration.
EU Missions are a coordinated effort by the Commission to pool the necessary resources in terms of funding programmes, policies and regulations, as well as other activities. They also aim to mobilise public and private actors, such as EU Member States, regional and local authorities, research institutes, entrepreneurs and investors to create real and lasting impact. Missions will engage with citizens to boost societal uptake of new solutions and approaches.
Each mission will operate as a portfolio of actions – such as research projects, policy measures or even legislative initiatives - to achieve a measurable goal that could not be achieved through individual actions. For each mission area a mission board has been established. The mission board advises the European Commission on the implementation of the mission.
The missions will contribute to the goals of the European Green Deal, Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan as well as the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Norwegian Unicerity of Science and Technology (NTNU) has been tasked by the STOA of the European Parliament to coordinate a study leading to the preparation of a report aiming to provide input on how a KIC in the water, marine and maritime sectors and ecosystems can contribute substantially to secure sustainable innovation, value creation and q... read more
The newly launched European Partnership for Personalised Medicine (EP PerMed) aims to improve future healthcare for all citizens through personalised therapy, diagnosis and prevention. With a total budget of around €375 million, provided by the EU & more than 50 partners, EP PerMed will significantly support the transnational development o... read more
For the call for proposals HORIZON-MISS-2023-CIT-02 (Associating Ukranian Cities to the Climate-neutral and smart cities Mission) a total of 13 proposals were submitted. The breakdown per topic is: HORIZON-MISS-2023-CIT-02-01 (CSA): 13 proposals Source: Funding and Tender Portal read more
For the call HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-SOIL-01 (Mission Ocean & waters and Mission Soil Deal for Europe Joint demonstration of approaches and solutions to address nutrient pollution in the landscape-river-sea system in the Mediterranean sea basin) a total of 5 proposals have been submitted. The breakdown per topic is: HORIZON-MISS-202... read more
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The Stargate project obtained funding under the special Green Deal call of Horizon 2020, more in particular under the topic of “green ports and airports”. It received the maximum score of the evaluators and was selected out of more than 40 projects. Stargate’s purpose is to prove that sustainable aviation is possible and happening. It focuses on the further decarbonization of the aviation industry, the improvement of local environmental quality and the stimulation of the modal split. Together with a consortium of 21 European partners with a diverse and rich expertise (airports, community partners, knowledge institutions, consultants, local governments, …), Brussels Airports takes the lead as lighthouse airport to develop and implement innovative solutions. Results that prove successful can be deployed at the fellow airports (Toulouse, Budapest, Athens). Over the course of the coming five years, the consortium will exchange knowledge to investigate and realize more than 30 concrete projects.