What are EU missions?
EU missions are commitments to solve some of the greatest challenges facing our world like fighting cancer, adapting to climate change, protecting our oceans, living in greener cities and ensuring soil health and food.

They are an integral part of the Horizon Europe framework programme beginning in 2021.

Each mission will operate as a portfolio of actions – such as research projects, policy measures or even legislative initiatives - to achieve a measurable goal that could not be achieved through individual actions.

EU missions will contribute to the goals of the European Green Deal, Europe's Beating Cancer Plan as well as the Sustainable Development Goals
EU missions will
    • be bold, inspirational and widely relevant to society
    • be clearly framed: targeted, measurable and time-bound
    • establish impact-driven but realistic goals
    • mobilise resources on EU, national and local levels
    • link activities across different disciplines and different types of research and innovation
    • make it easier for citizens to understand the value of investments in research and innovation