The EU Missions are a new way to bring concrete solutions to some of our greatest challenges. They have ambitious goals and will deliver concrete results by 2030.

They will deliver impact by putting research and innovation into a new role, combined with new forms of governance and collaboration, as well as by engaging citizens. EU Missions will support Europe’s transformation into a greener, healthier, more inclusive and resilient continent. They aim to bring tangible benefits to people in Europe and engage Europeans in their design, implementation and monitoring.

During the EU TalentOn, teams will formulate challenges within the Mission arenas according the five EU Missions. Find out more about the missions arenas below.

For more information on the EU Missions please visit the European Commission website.

01 Adaptation to climate change

Supporting at least 150 European regions and communities to become climate resilient by 2030. The aim is to foster the development of innovative solutions to adapt to climate change en encourage regions, cities and communities to lead the societal transformation and include the widest range of regional and local actors.

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. Action is needed to prevent an increase in cancer diagnoses. This requires a better understanding of cancer, allowing for earlier diagnosis and optimised treatment.

Cities are where decarbonisation strategies for energy, transport, building, industry and agriculture coexist and intersect. They are therefore the designated places where the climate emergency must be tackled. This mission supports cities showcasing their systemic transformation into climate neutrality, making them experimentation and innovation hubs for all cities.

Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030. Man-made changes are putting oceans and waters at serious risk, leading to pollution, biodiversity loss and extreme weather events. Even though our waters provide great opportunities in terms of climate neutrality, biodiversity and economic prosperity if healthy.

100 living labs and lighthouses to lead the transition towards healthy soils by 2030. Our soils are heavily degraded due to unsustainable human activities related to agriculture, industry and urbanisation. But soil is a fragile resource, and its restoration is part of a wider, green transition in rural and urban areas.