Contributing to major societal challenges through missions is a new feature of Horizon Europe for the period 2021-2026. Horizon Europe missions respond to the needs and challenges defined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Green Deal for Europe and the Europe´s Beating Cancer Plan. There are 5 missions for the programme period:
- Adaptation to climate change, including social changes
- Healthy oceans, seas and coastal and inland waters
- Climate neutral and smart cities
- Healthy soil and food
The focus of the missions and the calls for the period 2023-2024 are described in more detail in the Horizon Europe Mission Work Programme.
The aim of the missions is to make a specific, measurable, yet sufficiently ambitious contribution to addressing the major challenges facing the world today. The missions integrate the objectives and impacts of sub-projects into a thematic portfolio that corresponds to a broader objective, but whose description allows for the identification of specific measurable indicators that will make a substantial contribution to addressing issues of global importance. Each mission has its own timetable and budget to meet its objectives.
The Cancer Mission will support activities aimed at expanding prevention and improving treatment of cancer, saving more lives and ensuring a better quality of life for patients who have or have had the disease. The mission will run over a ten-year time frame with the aim of saving more than three million lives by 2030 through increased prevention and ensuring that more people live longer and better lives.
There are currently no open calls.