Here is a copy of a digest that i received from the Australian Mars Society:
Aurora Charts Plan For Europe On Mars By 2033. Highlights of the Aurora
2007: an entry vehicle demonstrator mission to validate and demonstrate
high-speed re-entry technology.
2009: ExoMars, an exobiology mission to send a rover to Mars in order to
search for traces of life -- past or present -- and characterise the
nature of the surface environment.
2011/2014: Mars sample return, a split mission to bring back to Earth
the first samples of Martian material.
2014: Human mission technologies demonstrator(s) to validate
technologies for orbital assembly and docking, life support and human
2018: a technology precursor mission to demonstrate
aerobraking/aerocapture, solar electric propulsion and soft landing
(formerly envisaged as a smaller Arrow-class mission to be launched in
2024: a human mission to the Moon to demonstrate key life support and
habitation technologies, as well as aspects of crew performance and
adaptation and in situ resources utilisation technologies.
2026: an automatic mission to Mars to test the main phases of a human
mission to Mars.
2030/2033: a split mission that will culminate in the first human
landing on Mars.
The story is also carried on the ESA's Aurora web site with some
different images at