In hadronic physics several key topics are in focus: high‐momentum nucleons in nuclei, nucleon‐nucleon correlations,
pion production form factors from the free‐ and the bound nucleon,
meson fields and the properties of baryon‐resonances in the nuclear medium. New tools of unprecedented quality to investigate this physics will soon become available with commissioning of the new facilities in Europe and the US that deliver continuous wave beams of (polarized) electrons with energy ranging from ∼1 GeV up to ∼5 GeV. With the recent empirical observations as a starting point I will discuss some selected opportunities that the new facilities offer for hadronic physics.