Call for experts in the fields of climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials.

The EC  are widening their search forindependent experts to act as peer reviewers in the evaluation of project proposals 

Experts in environmental and resources management are invited to register in the European Commission's database of experts. From this database EASME selects the most suitable candidates for the following activities:

Profiles & expertise

The EU's Horizon 2020 programme follows a challenge-based approach bringing together resources and knowledge across different fields, technologies and disciplines. A wide range of expertise is thus required to evaluate competing project proposals (Horizon 2020 Call for experts).

The EC  are in particular looking for experts from the following sectors…

  • Local, regional and national administration, including environmental and civil protection agencies,
  • Industry,
  • Business associations and innovation agencies,
  • Universities and research institutes (in particular from Central and Eastern European countries).

…with expertise in at least one of the following fields:

  • Climate services, climate change adaptation, climate resilience/urban resilience, low carbon pathways, decarbonisation pathways, mitigation pathways;
  • In-situ earth observation, polar observation systems, sea observation systems;
  • Disaster risk management, resilient urban planning, land planning;
  • Cultural heritage governance;
  • Green infrastructure, nature-based solutions, insurance value of ecosystems (e.g. natural capital), urban/rural regeneration;
  • Water management, industrial processes;
  • Circular economy, systemic eco-innovation, resource efficiency, waste management, eco-design, recycling technologies;
  • Raw materials management, mining, metallurgy, geology, mineralogy;
  • Energy efficiency, energy recovery; and
  • Regional Smart Specialization, innovation governance, business models.

The experts' working language is English

Nature of the assignment

Expert evaluators are asked to examine,i.e. peer review, proposals against published criteria providing comments and scores which will form the bases of the European Commission's funding decision.

Projects are monitored and evaluated either remotely, i.e. at the expert's home or place of work, during 3 to 5 days over a period of two weeks, or in sessions of 3 to 5 days in Brussels. The next evaluations in the field of environment and resources are planned for spring 2016.

Once contracted, experts are entitled to a fee of EUR 450 for each full day actually worked and to the reimbursement of travel and subsistence expenses (in case evaluation meetings take place in Brussels). Remote evaluation work is reimbursed based on the number and type of proposals evaluated.

How to apply

If you are interested, please register – by the end of 2015 – in the European Commission database of independent experts.

Richard Buxbaum - Scotland Europa - NCP Services