The European Research Executive Agency (REA) invites experts from a wide range of fields to register in the European Commission’s experts database. From the database, REA is selecting candidates with the most suitable profile for the following activities:
- Evaluating project proposals applying for funding under Horizon Europe, the Promotion of Agricultural Products programme and the Research Fund for Coal and Steel, or
- Monitoring the implementation of funded projects.
Profiles & expertise
REA is in particular looking for experts from the following sectors:
- Industry, business associations and innovation agencies
- Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other civil society organisations
- Local, regional and national administration
- International organisations
- Universities and research institutes
Experts should have extensive experience in at least one of the following fields:
- Food and agriculture
- Environment and bio-economy
- Civil security
- Engineering, IT and technologies
- Culture and creativity
- Democracy and society
- Other fields of science and innovation
Nature of the assignment
If you are contracted as an evaluator, you will be part of a peer-review panel which assesses funding proposals based on defined selection criteria. The panel’s assessment will be the basis of the European Commission's funding decision.
If you are contracted to review a project, you will assess its progress and achievements against the plan outlined in the funding proposal and provide a report on the state of play.
In most cases, you will carry out your work online. However, in some cases REA may invite you to attend meetings or an on-site evaluation at the Covent Garden evaluation centre in Brussels; in these cases you may be eligible for accommodation and subsistence allowances, as well as reimbursement of your travel costs.
For further information, please have a look at the model contract for expertsSearch for available translations of the preceding linkEN•••.
How to register
If you are interested, please register in the European Commission database of independent experts.
For general questions on working as an expert, please contact the EuropeDirect serviceSearch for available translations of the preceding linkEN•••.
Practical information for contracted experts
REA has compiled information on how to access the evaluation centre, a list of hotels at negotiated rates and further practical information on the Commission’s experts’ page under “Logistics for Brussels”.