EASME is looking for experts notably to evaluate project proposals on climate action, environment and innovation in small and medium-sized businesses.
Indeed, proposals applying for funding under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme are evaluated by independent experts and not by the European Commission itself.
Why becoming an evaluator?
Becoming an evaluator can be very rewarding notably to
- Stay up to date with the newest innovations in your sector
- Network with other experts
Check this video from EASME interviewing evaluators about their experience.
What is expected from experts?
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.
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 become an evaluator
EASME is continuously looking for experts to act as peer reviewers in the evaluation of project proposals. EASME currently is looking for experts particularly in these two areas:
- Climate action, environment, resource efficiency & raw materials, including the gender dimension of these field: next evaluations planned for spring 2017
- the SME instrument.
Check these hyperlinks to hear more information about the precise needs in this fields.
Moreover, the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation has also a call for independent experts to assist the Commission with tasks related to the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
Interested? Please register in the European Commission's database of independent experts. From this database EASME is selecting candidates with the most suitable profile for its activities.