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The EU Commission is seeking experts for mission boards

The EU’s next framework programme for research and innovation, Horizon Europe, will include a new initiative known as “missions”. The EU Commission is now looking for high-level independent experts to provide advice and support to the Commission in its work of identifying and designing missions within five different mission areas. The deadline for applications is extended to 16 June 2019.

Missions are targeted initiatives that will include research, innovation and other measures to tackle societal challenges. They are intended to be large-scale, multi-disciplinary research and innovation programmes that engage citizens and societal stakeholders, with time-limited goals and measurable results.

Specific missions will be set up in the following five areas:

  1. Adaptation to climate change, including societal transformation
  2. Cancer
  3. Healthy oceans, seas, coastal and inland waters
  4. Climate-neutral and smart cities
  5. Soil health and food

The EU Commission is now seeking persons to join “mission boards” (expert panels), which as their first task will identify and design missions for the various areas. An expert panel consisting of maximum 15 persons will be appointed for each mission. Each panel shall include representatives from academia, business, the public sector, civic society and end users, who can contribute strategic input and knowledge from their various areas of expertise.

Who can apply?

To be included in a mission, you must be able to work strategically and across sectors, and also have relevant expertise to support the work of the missions within one or several of the mission areas. The appointment will cover 15–20 working days per year, and the EU Commission will remunerate the experts selected.

The last application date is extended to 16 June 2019, at 12.00 (Brussels time).

Read more on the EU comission’s website External link.

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