How to implement the missions in Horizon Europe? Now that the mission boards have presented their reports on the five mission areas in Horizon Europe, it is up to the Commission and the member states to turn these missions into concrete research programmes and calls. Join the KNAW and Neth-ER for an interactive discussion on the future of the missions.

KNAW & Neth-ER webinar: From Mission Board to Research Call


Topics to be addressed include:

  • What to expect from the missions in Horizon Europe?
  • Who will turn the mission board advice into research projects?
  • What about the governance?
  • How to measure success?
  • Are the missions’ ambitions limited to research?


  • Hein Pieper, Member of the Mission Board for adaptation to climate change including societal transformation
  • Robert Schröder, Policy officer research & innovation missions, DG RTD, European Commission
  • Amber Geurts, Expert on mission-driven innovation, TNO
  • Jeanet Bruil, Coordinator Dutch Research Agenda, NWO

 Moderated by Melle Kromhout, Policy Advisor International Affairs at KNAW.

Practical information and registration form

The webinar will take place on Monday 9 November 2020 from 15:00 to 16:00 via Zoom and will be held in English. Participants will be able to ask questions in the chat during the webinar, as well as beforehand in the registration form.

Registration takes place via this link and is possible until 6 November. After registration, recipients will receive a confirmation and a link to the webinar. For questions about the registration and the programme, please send an e-mail to

This webinar is organised by KNAW and Neth-ER.