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European Commission: New Mission Board membership announced

09. Sep 2022

The European Commission has selected new chairs and members for the five Horizon Europe Missions. The first Mission Boards played a major role in the development and launch of the first Missions. The newly mandated Boards will serve from 2022 until 2025 and focus in particular on raising citizens’ awareness for the Missions and advise on the Mission implementation plans. 

The new Boards were selected through a Call for Expression of Interest to which over 1100 individuals responded. During the selection, particular importance was placed on an excellent track record of public service and citizen engagement. A major aim was also to ensure that the Mission Boards are well balanced and include profiles from business, public administration, science, culture, citizen engagement, and civil society organisations.

While the Boards’ membership saw an overall renewal, the Chairs from the first phase, such as Pascal Lamy who chairs the “Restore our Ocean and Waters” Mission Board, will continue their role in each of the Missions.