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ECTP President Emmanuel FOREST selected as member of the Mission Board for Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities

The Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas has announced the names of the experts who have been selected as members of the mission boards to work on five major European research and innovation missions (list of experts available here). The missions will be part of Horizon Europe, the next EU research and innovation programme (2021-2027). This follows the announcement of the Chairs of the mission boards made at the Informal Council for Research Ministers in Helsinki, Finland.

Each mission board consists of 15 experts, including the chair (nominated directly by the EC). They will identify the first possible specific missions on cancer, climate change, healthy oceans, climate-neutral cities and healthy soil and food by the end of 2019. In addition, for each mission an assembly will be established, gathering a larger number of high-level experts. The assemblies provide an additional pool of ideas, knowledge and expertise that will be actively called upon to contribute to the success of the five missions.

Emmanuel Forest, Executive Vice-President of Bouygues SA and ECTP President, is one of the 14 experts selected among 559 candidatures to become a member of the Mission about Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities.
Information on the Call for applicants to Mission Boards
Total number of applications evaluated: 1969, of which:
Climate Adaptation, including Societal Transformation: 540
Cancer: 352
Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and Inland Waters: 303
Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities: 559
Soil Health and Food: 215

The European Commission is now proceeding with the final set-up of the Mission Boards and finalising the signature of contracts that also address any possible conflict of interest with all the independent experts.

Source: European Commission @ European Union, 1995-2019