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23 Jun 2020

EARTO provides input paper on role of RTOs in Horizon Europe missions

With a view to the European Commission Communication on Horizon Europe missions, EARTO has published an input paper describing the role of RTOs in this context. The paper also provides recommendations on the financing, governance, implementation and evaluation of Horizon Europe missions.

European RTOs see themselves as key partners in the new EU mission-oriented innovation policy approach and they call for a stronger involvement in the definition, design and implementation of successful EU missions. They recommend to set up Horizon Europe’s missions as integrated programmes across Horizon Europe pillars and clusters and create synergies with policies at EU, national and regional levels, promoting clear programming links with regional smart specialisation strategies and ensuring clear synergies with EU Structural Funds. In terms of governance, the paper says that RTOs will prove to be essential to the well-functioning of Horizon Europe’s missions, and should therefore be involved in their governance.

The EARTO input paper can be downloaded here.


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