As part of the implementation of the Horizon Europe program (the next and the most ambitious EU research and innovation program for 2021-2027), the European Commission in June 2019 has launched a public consultation to help identify the most urgent challenges of research and innovation funded by the European Union. We invite all of you to participate in consultations. Your opinions will help shaping the direction of European investment in research and innovation in the coming years and will have an impact on the “Strategic Plan” of Horizon Europe, on which work programs and topics will be based during the first four years of Horizon Europe (2021-2024 ). The survey is available on the EC websites. The consultations will end on September 8, 2019.