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(18/12/2014) Call for applications for the selection of experts appointed in a personal capacity for the commission expert group on the advisory platform for financial instruments under the ESIF (European Structural and Investment Funds) and EaSI (Employment and Social Innovation) microfinance.

The Commission is looking for experts to be appointed in a personal capacity to provide advice on fi-compass , the advisory platform for financial instruments under the ESIF (European Structural and Investment Funds) and EaSI (Employment and Social Innovation) microfinance.
To develop the necessary knowledge base and to improve the administrative capacity of bodies involved in the implementation of financial instruments, the Commission (notably DG REGIO, DG AGRI, DG EMPL and DG MARE) will make available technical assistance and advisory services to the benefit of Member States, its Managing Authorities, microcredit providers and other stakeholders. These assistance and advisory services will be delivered in a coherent way via the common facility, fi-compass.

The experts will advise the Commission with the objective to render the fi-compass a meaningful initiative which addresses the needs of the stakeholders effectively, reacts quickly to a possibly changing environment and facilitates implementation of financial instruments.

The mandate of the expert group can be found here.
The call for applications can be found here.

Who can apply?

The call for applications  is open to individuals who will give the Commission an independent opinion free from external influence and commit to act independently and in the public interest.
The candidates must:

  • have proven competence and experience, of at least 5 years, including at European and/or international level, in areas relevant to the use of financial instruments as a delivery tool for the objectives of ESIF  and/or EaSI micro-finance related policies,
  • be nationals of a Member State of the European Union.

The Commission also needs to strike a balance within the group of experts in terms of representativeness of applicants regarding the field of expertise covered, gender and geographical origin.

The working language of the fi-compass expert group will be English

How to apply?

The duly signed expressions of interest, including a motivation letter and a curriculum vitae, must be submitted by e-mail to by 30 January 2015, 18:00 Brussels time, at the latest. The date of submission will be the date of the e-mail.

(16/05/2012) 'Erasmus for local and regional elected representatives'

List of selected representatives pdf en

Nota Bene: The implementation of this action is subject to the availability of the appropriations provided for in the draft financing decision for the Preparatory Action entitled "Erasmus for elected local and regional representatives" for 2012 after the adoption of the decision.
The rules of public procurement do not apply to this call for expression of interest.

The European Commission is launching, in collaboration with the Committee of the Regions, the European Parliament's Preparatory Action entitled 'Erasmus for local and regional elected representatives'. Its aim is to increase European elected representatives' knowledge and expertise on EU Cohesion Policy through ad hoc training and transnational learning activities.

Over a period of six to eight months, selected candidates will participate in a three-step learning process which will include:

  1. participation in the OPEN DAYS from 8 to 11 October 2012;
  2. participation in on-site visits to cities in order to get valuable examples of integrated sustainable urban development;
  3. participation in the wrap up seminar in Brussels to draw lessons learnt and exchange acquired knowledge. 

How to apply

Terms of reference DOC de en es fr it pl
Application form DOC de en es fr it pl

Expenses reimbursement (Annex) pdf en fr pl

The deadline to receive the filled in Expression of Interest is the 20th of June 2012. Applications received after this date will not be taken into account.


(20/03/2012) Call for expression of interest to establish a list of experts to assist the Directorate-General for Regional Policy in the appraisal, implementation and monitoring of cohesion policy interventions

TED : 2012/S 55-088796

Call pdf - Application Forms zip

(06/03/2012) Call for expressions of interest in the field of evaluation in connection with activities of the Directorate-General for Regional Policy
TED : 2012/S 45-072740 - Corrigendum
Call pdf - Application Form pdf

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