This Reflection Paper addresses the role of materials in the post-COVID society and summarizes positioning, potential solutions, and recommendations that stem from the European Materials community (Alliance for Materials A4M) towards Horizon Europe in the Post-COVID scenario. The paper compiles existing Strategic Research Agendas (SRAs) of different materials stakeholders and address a specific reflection in the context of the current COVID19 pandemic. It puts forward proposals for strategic research and innovation activities to the European Commission, Member States, and the European Parliament, taking into account the objectives of the Green Deal Priorities and Recovery Plan.
The report investigates possible solutions, positioning and recommendation from the European Materials Community, including the “Alliance for Materials – A4M-EUMAT” towards Horizon Europe in the post-covid scenario. As a core partner of the Alliance for Materials, the ETP SMR contributed to the Reflection Paper and fully supports its publication.