The Centre of Competence on Multifunctional Materials and New Processes with Environmental Impact (MISSION), funded by the European Commission (Contract EC-INCO-CT-2005-016414), was established on May 1, 2005 at the Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
. The aim of this project is to establish an innovative leading Centre for the development and management of advanced materials for clean energy production and multifunctional materials for environmental protection. Attention will also be paid to the natural chemical resources as regards mainly their utilization and management. An important part of the efforts will be the development of a new strategy for evaluation and certification of environment friendly multifunctional materials.