24 May 2019

As part of the ongoing development of the Horizon Europe Programme, the European Commission has announced a call for applications for members of the five Horizon Europe Mission Boards. This is an excellent opportunity to lead the development of this high-profile part of the Horizon Europe Framework Programme.

The Missions in Horizon Europe will be high-ambition, high-profile initiatives with the aim to deliver a transformative impact for society, the economy, and/or environment, in relation to the challenges faced by European citizens. 

The Mission Boards will cover the five following areas: 

i.          Adaptation to climate change including societal Transformation

ii.         Cancer

iii.        Healthy oceans, seas, coastal and inland waters

iv.        Climate-neutral and smart cities

v.         Soil health and Food 

The role of the Mission Boards will be to contribute to the identification and design of one or more specific missions in close consultation with stakeholders and citizens, and to advise the Commission on the final selection of those Missions. The deadline for applications is June 11, 2019 and details of the call are available here: http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regexpert/index.cfm?do=calls.calls_for_app