Horizon Europe – Public Consultations in the pipeline


The European Commission has announced plans fora series of public consultations in quest for inputs for the Strategic Plan for Horizon Europe.
The Strategic Plan will aim at defining the impacts that the Commission hopes to achieve by 2030-2035 through projects from 2021 onwards.
The Commission aims to co-create this Strategic Plan by receiving contributions from the research community and the wider public. These consultations and co-creation process will be instead of setting up advisory groups, which were used for the planning of Horizon 2020.
This exercise will take place in summer 2019.The main consultation – as advertised by the Commission – should be published on 3 June 2019. The responses will be used to produce a second version of the document in September 2019, which will be part of a live co-creation event at the Kanal building – as part of the Science and Innovation Days in Brussels on 24-26 September 2019. A third version of the document will then be produced, and put online by the end of October 2019. Afterwards, the new College of Commissioners will assess the final contributions, to be adopted in the form of an implementing act, approved in Spring 2020 by the shadow Programme Committee.
Parallel to these processes, the Commission aims to develop proposals for Institutionalised Partnership and Missions. Partnership proposals will be publicly released by May 2019, followed by public consultations. For Missions, the Commission will open a call for experts. Commissioner Moedas and Marianna Mazzucato are expected to present a second report on the governance of Missions in late June, and during the Kanal event the first meetings of the full mission boards will take place.

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