Missions can be described as strategically oriented research and innovation initiatives that aim to focus resources, human as well as economic, around a few selected societal challenges that require innovative solutions.
Missions will create a stronger link between EU research and innovation and the needs of society and the public; with great visibility and great impact.
A mission is a wide range of measures designed to achieve a bold, inspiring and measurable objective within a given period of time, with effects on society and politics, and relevant to a large part of the EU population.
Five mission areas
Each area has a mission board that is responsible for developing specific missions under these areas.
- Climate adaptation, including transformation of society
- Market conditions and food
- Climate-neutral and smart cities
- Fresh seas, coastal and inland waters
Read more about missions on the EU website