Horizon Europe – the new framework programme for research and innovation of the European Union for the period 2021-2027- has brought many new features compared to the previous Programme: Horizon 2020. Probably, the most ambitious novelty is the EU Missions.
Missions are a new strategy of the European Commission to support R&D&I and provide solutions to key social and economic challenges in areas of interest to the EU and its citizens. They consist of a series of interdisciplinary actions -that include research and innovation projects, as well as policy measures and legislative initiatives- aligned together to achieve specific objectives with a high social and environmental impact.
Featured picture (above): Stella Kyriakides, Mariya Gabriel and Virginijus Sinkevičius (from left to right) by European Union, 2021. Photographer: Christophe Licoppe