Within the clusters of pillar II, Horizon Europe incorporates Missions to increase the effectiveness of funding by pursuing clearly defined targets with a concrete impact on citizen’s daily lives.

The 5 defined Missions are related to cancercarbon-neutral citiesclimate changeoceans and waters, and soil health. They are co-designed with citizens, stakeholders, the European Parliament and Member States. In September 2021 the EC officially launched the implementation plans for each Mission. These explain the objectives for the next two years in detail.