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Five ‘EU missions’ to tackle five major challenges

Sep 30, 2021 | News

(30 September 2021) – The Commission launched yesterday five new ‘EU missions’ aiming to tackle big challenges in health, climate and the environment.

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A novelty of Horizon Europe and also an original concept in EU policy, bringing together several Commission services under the authority of nine College members.

These missions will support research to deliver on the Commission’s main priorities and find responses to some of the greatest challenges we are facing today: fighting cancer, adapting to climate change, protecting the ocean, seas and waters, living in greener cities and ensuring healthy soil and food.

They are a new tool that includes a set of actions, such as research and innovation projects, policy measures and legislative initiatives.

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