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Missions can be described as strategically directed research and innovation efforts that aim to focus resources, human as well as financial, around a few selected societal challenges that require innovative solutions.

This web page has been machine translated. If there are any uncertainties, please refer to the Swedish text.

Missions must create a stronger connection 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 actions intended to achieve a bold, inspiring and measurable objective within a certain period of time, with effects on society and politics, and which are relevant to a large part of the EU's population.

Five mission areas

Each area has a mission board that is responsible for developing specific missions under these areas.

  1. Climate adaptation, including transformation of society
  2. Cancer
  3. Soil condition and food
  4. Climate-neutral and smart cities
  5. Healthy seas, coastal and inland waters

Read more about missions on the EU website


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Last updated 9 October 2023

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