The VISION project objectives are to reinforce, interconnect and mobilise Europe’s AI community, to accelerate Europe’s transition to a world-leading position in the research, development and deployment of AI technologies.

We reach that by


the European AI Community


the Synergies between the NoEs



Academia and Industry



a European approach to AI education



the EU environment for AI researchers

Artificial intelligence (AI) methods and technologies bring change to our society and industry. AI is a driver of innovation, growth, and competitiveness which puts it at the top of international policy agendas around the globe. The trajectory of European AI is defined by its core values and by the need to develop technological tools that are transparent, trustworthy and ethical, as stated in the High-Level Expert Group’s Ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI.

The research and innovation efforts should encompass all of AI, and include all of Europe. By building on our strengths in AI and commitment to European values, we are ideally positioned to take a human-centred approach to obtain the best solutions to the problems we face today. VISION puts in action mechanisms designed to facilitate and enhance the work of the NoEs and providing value to the European AI research community, industry and society.

Overarching VISION

Strong coordination & synergy between the four new networks
of centres of excellence

Bring together the diverse European AI community


Overcome fragmentation

Prepare the ground for more substantial investment