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Call for experts to help shape Horizon Europe, the next EU research and innovation programme.

  • 1.  Call for experts to help shape Horizon Europe, the next EU research and innovation programme.

    Posted 05-28-2019 07:39

    The European Commission has launched a call for independent experts from industry, innovation and business; academia and research; together with policy makers and practitioners; end-users and key stakeholders to join 'Mission Boards', which will advise the Commission for the identification and implementation of missions in Horizon Europe, the next EU research and innovation programme that will commence in January 2021.

    These missions will be high-ambition, high profile initiatives, to find solutions to some of the major challenges faced by European citizens, with a clear target that captures the imagination of citizens at large.

    There will be five 'Mission Boards', one for each of the following areas:

    • Adaptation to climate change including societal transformation;
    • Cancer;
    • Healthy oceans, seas, coastal and inland waters;
    • Climate-neutral and smart cities;
    • Soil health and food.
    The call for applications is available online at  http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regexpert/index.cfm?do=calls.calls_for_app

    The deadline for applications is 11 June 2019. Each of the 'Mission Boards' shall consist of up to 15 members.