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European Commission launched search for ERC Scientific Council members

In May an Identification Committee of 6 scientists was set up by the Commission that has the task to 1) identify members for the renewal of the

Public consultation on European Commission European Research Area (ERA) roadmap

A public consultation on the roadmap on the future of research and innovation and the European Research Area is launched.

The consultation is open for feedback from citizens and stakeholders and runs until 3 August 2020 (midnight Brussels time).


European Innovation Council (EIC) Advisory Board publishes report

The European Innovation Council (EIC) Advisory Board has published the report - A vision and roadmap for impact – on the EIC in Horizon Europe (2021 – 2027).

Horizon Europe missions proposed

Under the Horizon Europe Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2021-2027) five missions aim to deliver solutions to major challenges for Europe. The five possible missions proposed by the Mission Boards, the independent experts advising the European Commission, are:

• Conquering Cancer: Mission Possible

EIT Strategic Innovation Agenda: political agreement in the Council

The Council today reached agreement (partial general approach) on the future Strategic Innovation Agenda (SIA) of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

The EIT's budget is provided for in the future EU framework programme (Horizon Europe) and is linked to next EU's financial framework programme (MFF).

Questionnaire on the Innovation Ecosystems in Europe

The European Commission launched a questionnaire on the Innovation Ecosystems in Europe. The purpose of this survey is to gather input for the “European Innovation Ecosystems” component of Horizon Europe. The  Commission wants to find out what the challenges, needs and priorities of the innovation actors in Europe are.

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European Commission presents the European Green Deal

The European Commission presented The European Green Deal to the European Parliament, the European Council, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and to the Committee of the Regions.

Next step in co-design process for first Strategic Plan for Horizon Europe

DG Research and Innovation has published a revised version of the document which forms the basis of the co-design process that will prepare the first Strategic Plan for Horizon Europe: ”Orientations towards the first Strategic Plan for Horizon Europe” which can be found


PREFET open consultation on FET proposals 2019/20 and future EIC Pathfinder calls

The PREFET project is a Coordination and Support Action funded under Horizon 2020 programme Future and Emerging Technologies Open, also known as the EIC Pathfinder pilot.

Members of Horizon Europe mission assemblies announced

The members of the Horizon Europe mission assemblies were announced. These mission assemblies will assist the Horizon Europe mission board members.