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09:00 - 17:30
Brussels, Flemish Public Administration, Hendrik Consciencegebouw Koning Albert II-laan 15, 1210 Brussels

2nd European Mission Forum EMIF

As part of the Belgian presidency of the Council of the European Union events, the 2nd European Mission Forum EMIF provided an opportunity to showcase the outcomes of nearly 2 years of activities of the TRAnsnational cooperation on the MIssion approach TRAMI project as well as other EU Mission related results and success stories.

EMIF was an in-person only event that featured an update of the European Mission Network EMiN, the newly founded EU Mission Citizen Observatory and the Mission Data Platform. In addition, the EU Mission Implementation Platforms / Hubs provided updates on their activities and parallel & poster sessions and workshops offered a platform to engage more deeply, including with both traditional and "new" mission actors, i.e. governance actors, private sector and citizens. 

The full agenda is available here.

In addition to the hosts and TRAMI partners, we are pleased to welcome the following speakers including:

  • Joanna Drake, European Commission, Deputy Director-General in charge of Implementation, Impact & Sustainable Investment Strategies – Directorate-General Research and Innovation (RTD)
  • Keynote: Rowan Conway, Policy Fellow and Visiting Professor of Strategic Design at UCL’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


Panelists on "Advancing the EU Missions" were:

  • Marnix Surgeon, Acting Head Common Missions & Partnerships Service, European Commission, European Commission
  • Christian Naczinsky, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research
  • Taina Tukiainen, Research Director Vaasa University, Member Climate Adaptation Board
  • Matthias Weber, TRAMI Co-Coordinator, Head of Center for Innovation Systems and Policy at AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

TRAMI and EMiN - Making Missions Work

Available presentations:

Results and Learnings on EU Missions - Rowan Conway


EMIN - Angela Schindler-Daniels
Mission Data Platform - Cornelia Reiter
Mission Playbook - Jonathan Nylander
Citizen Engagement - Patricia Stark + Thomas Palfinger

Mission Implementation Platforms/Hubs

ECHoS Cancer Missions Hubs (A Mission on Cancer) - Ian Border
MIP4Adapt (Mission Adaptation to Climate Change) - Matthias Watzak
Mission Ocean Implementation Platform (Mission Restore our Ocean and Water) - Nikos Maroulis
Mission Soil Platform (A Soil Deal for Europe) - Roxana Vilcu
Net Zero Cities (Mission Climate Neutral and Smart Cities) - Carine Valette

Parallel Session National, regional and European Mission Governance

Patries Boekholt

Parallel Session Monitoring the EU Missions

Erkki Karo
Mireille Matt
Philippe Larrue