EU Missions are a new entry in the European funding frame, introduced within Horizon Europe research and innovation programme.
In brief: missions operate as a portfolio of actions combining research projects, policy measures, citizen engagement, legislative initiatives to "achieve measurable goals and deliver concrete results” by 2030. A coordinated effort by the Commission aims to pool funding programmes, policies and regulations, mobilising and activating public and private actors - EU Member States, regional and local authorities, research institutes, farmers and land managers, entrepreneurs and investors.
- Adaptation to Climate Change: support at least 150 European regions and communities to become climate resilient by 2030
- Cancer: working with Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan to improve the lives of more than 3 million people by 2030 through prevention, cure and solutions to live longer and better
- Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030
- 100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030
- A Soil Deal for Europe: 100 living labs and lighthouses to lead the transition towards healthy soils by 2030
In these days, CKIC has organised 4 infosessions on 1, 3, 4 and 5 examining the calls and acting as a connector for the consortia building within the CKIC community.
I have participated to 3 of these, namely Smart Cities, Soil and Food and Adaptation to Climate change (notes here). The third one is perhaps the most significant for us, but the other two host some interesting calls too.
All of the calls include citizen participation and citizen engagement elements, and some of these may be a very good fit for Edgeryders.
I am in contact with the potential leaders and will see what will come out of it.
Starting from the most interesting one:
Miro board with the participants and interests.
The calls most in line with what we have been doing:
Local engagement of citizens in the co-creation of societal transformational change for climate resilience - TOPIC ID: HORIZON-MISS-2021-CLIMA-02-05
Potential consortium leader - Wageningen University and Research
Here, the potential leader is RISE, the Research Institute of Sweden.
Also, Marco Silva - CKIC is looking into this one.
Miro board with the partners presentations
Here, the CKIC will lead only on one call - HORIZON-MISS-2021-CIT-02-03 Framework Partnership Agreement and the contact person is @ThomasOsdoba.
Relevant info here.
The other two interesting, but a bit broad for us, calls here are:
The name says it all, Miro board of the presentation for more details on the participants.
The two most interesting calls presented are: