Call for experts on climate action, environment & resources management

We are continuously looking for independent experts to act as peer reviewers in the evaluation of project proposals in the fields of climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials.

Experts in environmental and resources management are invited to register in the European Commission's database of experts. From this database EASME is selecting candidates with the most suitable profile 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.

We 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.

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

Circular economy, systemic eco-innovation, resource efficiency

Climate services, climate change adaptation, climate resilience/urban resilience, low carbon pathways, decarbonisation pathways, mitigation pathways

Cultural heritage
Disaster risk management, resilient urban planning, land planning
Earth/ocean observation (in situ, remote sensing), polar observation systems, management of Earth observation data
Energy efficiency, energy recovery
Green infrastructure, nature-based solutions, insurance value of ecosystems (e.g. natural capital), urban/rural regeneration
Raw materials management, mining, forestry, processing, metallurgy, geology, mineralogy

Water management, industrial processes, water reuse

To get a better idea of the proposals to be evaluated, please have a look at the calls for proposals. We are also looking for experts who can provide expertise in the gender dimension of these fields.

The experts' working language is English; a good ability to write and discuss in English is an essential requirement.

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. In our evaluation cycle we select experts in May and November each year.

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. For further details, please have a look at the Horizon 2020 Model Contract for Experts.

How to apply

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

For further advice on registering your profile, please read the FAQs and/or consult the IT manual.

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