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Overview 

The European Commission appoints independent experts to assist with assignments including the evaluation of proposals, the monitoring of actions, and the preparation, implementation or evaluation of programmes, and design of policies.

If you are interested in participating as an expert for the European Commission, go to the Experts page in the Participant Portal, and create your profile. To access the expert registration tool, you need to log in with a valid Participant Portal (ECAS - European Commission Authentication Service) account. If you do not have an ECAS account, click the Register button and follow the instructions to register your ECAS account. 

If you wish to update your existing expert profile, log in, then choose My Expert Area from the MY AREA drop-down menu. Click the EDIT PROFILE button, which will open your expert profile.

If you are interested in participating as an expert for the Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency, go to the Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) page on Europa.

Workflow

Enter your profile information.
The progress indicator at the top displays the status of each section within your profile in terms of whether it is valid or still to be completed. Each time you complete a page, click the Save and continue button which will take you to the next page to be completed.
Your profile becomes valid when all six sections have been completed.

Layout

There are five main areas, as displayed in Image 1:

Image 1

  1. The Navigation area - contains links to the six sections that the expert must complete to create a profile. The pages are as follows:
    • Programme Selection
    • Personal Details
    • Languages
    • Education
    • Area of Expertise
    • Professional Experience
  2. The Progress Indicator - area shows which profile page is active. The active page is highlighted in white, as shown in Image 2:
    Image 2

    An icon is displayed in each section indicating its status:
    A grey pen indicates that the section has not yet been edited.
    A blue pen indicates that the section is currently being edited.
    A green tick mark indicates that the section has been completed.
  3. The Work area - the Work area displays the active profile page.
  4. The Questions area - This area displays links to a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, the Contact Information page, and to this user manual. It also contains a button which prints the current Profile.
  5. The Status area - displays the current status of the expert's profile. If there is information still required on one of the profile pages, the status appears as Invalid. See Image 3.
    When all information has been supplied, the status will change to Valid. See Image 4.
    Image 3

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