Invitation: Addressing societal challenges - input to a mission-oriented approach in the Horizon Europe proposal

Other, Research and Innovation | 30-08-2018

The Stockholm Region EU Office invites you to a panel discussion on the next research and innovation framework programme. Welcome!

– Science needs a mission, Commissioner Carlos Moedas said when the European Commission published the proposal for Horizon Europe in early June.

The EU research and innovation framework programme gives Europe a unique opportunity to boost a good research and innovation climate. A mission-oriented approach could help maximizing the impact of research investments and to engage research and innovation addressing major societal challenges. The Stockholm Region EU Office invites you to a panel discussion on the Horizon Europe proposal and the mission-oriented approach.

As a contribution to the current discussion on a mission-oriented approach, representatives from the Stockholm Region will share their experiences from local projects addressing challenges within sustainable urban development and sustainable health care. A panel discussion will follow on a mission-oriented approach moderated by Sophia Bengtsson, Deputy Director EU Affairs, The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, Brussels Office:

  • Robert Schröder, Member of the Cabinet of Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation
  • Jakop Dalunde, Member of the European Parliament, shadow rapporteur Horizon Europe proposal
  • Robbert Fisher, Managing Director of Joint Institute for Innovation Policy (JIIP) and President Knowledge4Innovation
  • Jan Andersson, Director of Research and Innovation, Stockholm County Council and Professor, Karolinska Institutet and Sofia Ernestam, CEO, Academic Specialist Centre, Stockholm Health Services and Karolinska Institutet
  • Gunnar Björkman, Director of Innovation, City of Stockholm and Maria Lennartsson, Technical Advisor, Royal Seaport, City of Stockholm

Date: 24th September 2018
Address: Stockholm Region EU Office, Avenue Marnix 28, 1000 Brussels (next to Trone metro-station at Rue Luxemburg)
Time: 16.30 (registration from 16.00). A reception will follow.

Please register by 17th September. Click here to register!

We look forward to seeing you at the event,
Stockholm Region EU Office


Stockholm Region EU Office serves as a representation office for the Stockholm Region in Brussels. The office is run by the Stockholm Region Association for European Affairs, a non-profit organisation representing eight local and regional governments. Together, we represent one of the most competitive and fastest growing metropolitan regions in Europe with a population of over 3.6 million people.