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Open Call for Expert Panel Members

9th April 2014

Applications are now being accepted for persons wishing to become a member of the European Green Capital Expert Panel.
The Panel is composed of 12 internationally acknowledged experts in our 12 environmental indicator areas:

  1. Climate change: Mitigation & Adaptation
  2. Local transport
  3. Green urban areas incorporating sustainable land use
  4. Nature and biodiversity
  5. Ambient air quality
  6. Quality of the Acoustic environment
  7. Waste production and management
  8. Water management
  9. Waste water treatment
  10. Eco innovation and sustainable employment
  11. Energy performance
  12. Integrated environmental management

The Expert Panel pictured with the European Commission and European Green Capital Secretariat in Dublin last month

On behalf of the European Commission the European Green Capital Secretariat will appoint the expert panel based on the correct balance of new and current experts, geographical balance, gender balance, qualifications, experience and availability. Between 8 and 15 applications for the title of European Green Capital is the norm to be received.  The amount of work foreseen is in the order of, but not limited to, 10 days.

Mr. Larry O’Toole, our current expert for the Waste Production and management indicator said, “It has been a pleasure being a part of the European Green Capital Award Expert Panel for the last three years. The innovative sustainable initiatives being implemented by European cities that have entered the Award have been of great interest to me and the rest of the panel. It has been a unique learning experience and has given me the opportunity to travel to some of these cities to see firsthand the sustainable solutions cities are implementing to tackle the many environmental challenges facing them today.”

Further information
An individual stipend of €5,000 is foreseen (in addition to travel expenses as per standard EC experts’ reimbursement rules).

Interested parties can apply to be considered for one or more indicator areas and should send (in English) their CV, complete with cover note specifying which indicator(s) they wish to be considered for, and why they would like to be part of the Expert Panel (max 500 words) to the Secretariat email address: greencapitalsecretariat@rpsgroup.com by the 6th May 2014 13.00 CET

For any queries on this call for experts please contact the secretariat via email or phone: +353 86 827 04 24.

To view the expert evaluation panel for the current award cycle, please visit the Expert Panel and Expert Profile pages on our website.