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EU mission experts sought

The European Commission has launched a call for experts to join advisory groups that will shape and oversee the missions being introduced in the EU’s next R&D programme.

Research commissioner Carlos Moedas said on 13 May that picking the “right people” would bring the “ambitious but realistic dream” of the missions a lot closer to success. People are being sought from academia, industry, policymaking and civil society, according to the call.

Successful applicants’ first task as advisers will be to decide exactly what the missions will be. The mission boards will then decide the objectives, indicators and timelines for the missions—a task the Commission said would require strategic skills and expertise from across disciplines and sectors.

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