On 27 March, Commissioner Maryia Gabriel and Director General Jean-Eric Paquet held a virtual meeting with all Chairs of the Mission Boards, Pr. Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, Connie Hedegaard, Pascal Lamy, Pr. Walter Ricciardi and Cees Veerman.
They discussed the good progress achieved by each Mission Board so far towards the definition of ambitious, targeted and inspirational Missions.
It was emphasized that Missions cannot exist without enjoying public awareness, support and involvement.
The impact of the COVID-19 crisis was discussed in relation to citizen engagement as co-design sessions with citizens are being redirected online, as well as potential long-term systemic effects.
Synergies between Missions present great potential; cross-fertilization and stronger links among them will develop as Mission Boards pursue their dialogues. Commissioner Gabriel called for another Mission Board Chairs meeting to be organized soon.
- Publication date
- 14 April 2020
- Directorate-General for Research and Innovation