Under the Pillar II, research and innovation will be supported by 2 parallel approaches: task-oriented projects and thematic cluster partnerships. There are 6 thematic clusters in Pillar II:
The pillar identifies areas of EU challenge with ambitious targets to address some of the EU's biggest challenges. It also includes the activities of the Joint Research Center, which provides EU and national policy makers with independent scientific evidence and technical support.
Each mission will act as a portfolio of activities, such as research projects, policy measures or even legislative initiatives, to achieve a measurable goal that could not be achieved by individual activities. The EU's areas of responsibility will contribute to the European Green Course, the European Agenda for Cancer and the Sustainable Development Goals.
European Partnerships bring together the European Commission and private and / or public partners to address some of Europe's most pressing challenges through coordinated research and innovation initiatives. It is one of the main tools for implementing Horizon Europe and makes a significant contribution to the EU's political priorities. By bringing together private and public partners, European Partnerships help to avoid duplication of investment and help reduce the fragmentation of the research and innovation landscape in the EU.