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OCTA Webinar: Horizon Europe Missions – focus on Climate and Oceans

As part of its series on EU funding opportunities for the OCTs, OCTA organised a webinar on Horizon Europe Missions, a novelty of the research and innovation EU programme. The webinar took place on the 22 June 2021, 21-22h30 (Brussels time). Horizon Europe is centrally managed by the European Commission, with the National Contact Points to spread information and support candidates.

The webinar was organised in collaboration with the European Commission, who presented the new Horizon Europe Missions, one of the main novelties introduced by the European Commission in Horizon Europe for 2021-2027. The motivation for this new approach was to increase the impact of public investments in research and innovation activities, as well as to liaise better with citizens and raise the visibility of science, research and innovation. Missions will indicate a clear direction and objectives and be targeted, measurable, time-bound and have a clear budget frame.

Five missions areas have been identified:

In this webinar organised for the OCTs, the focus is on the Adaptation to climate change” and “Restore our oceans and waters by 2030“.

To rewatch the webinar, you can do so here: https://youtu.be/TlPO_LQjU4o

The presentations have been linked in each agenda item:

21h -21h10 Introduction and Welcome to the participants

Juan Thijsen, President of the Executive Committee of OCTA | EU Representative of Aruba

21h10 -21h30 Presentation of the Horizon Europe Missions – Mission on Adaptation to climate change

Johannes Klumpers, Senior Expert, Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change Unit, Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA) – European Commission

21h30 – 21h50 Presentation on the Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters

Andreea Strachinescu, Head of the Maritime Innovation, Marine Knowledge and Investment Unit – Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) – European Commission

21h50 -22h05 Presentation of the work of the National Contact Point for Horizon Europe Netherlands (Oceans), and the National Contact Point Horizon Europe for France (Energie).

22h05 – 22h15 Insights on OCT participation in Horizon 2020 (2014-2020) and Horizon Europe (2021-2027) Marta Fernández Fornieles, EU Programmes Advisor, OCTA Secretariat

22h15 Q & A

For more information, please contact Marta Fernández Fornieles, EU Programmes Adviser at OCTA at: marta@overseas-association.eu