In order to get assistance for tasks where specific expertise might be required relating to the Safer Internet Programme, the Commission may open calls for experts. The tasks of the experts are usually related to the evaluation of proposals submitted in response to calls for proposals, and the review of individual Safer Internet projects, as well as legacy projects funded under the Safer Internet plus programme.

The call for experts is usually open to nationals of a Member State of the European Union, the EEA states of Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, or a country which has concluded a bilateral agreement to this effect. Applications from nationals of other states are accepted but will only be used according to specific needs. However, each call for experts is launched together with a specific description of objectives and possible participants. 

The detailed arrangements for carrying out the specific expert tasks will be set out in an agreement to be signed by the Commission, on behalf of the Community, and each expert.


Experts are entitled to a payment in the form of a lump sum per day of work and reimbursement of travel and subsistence expenses in accordance with the scales valid at the time of signature of the agreement with the Commission.

The scales applicable will be the same as those applied by the Commission for independent experts assisting the Commission services in connection with the Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration activities; see Annex F of the "Rules for submission of proposals, and the related evaluation, selection and award procedures European Commission".

The Call for Independent Experts for Safer Internet Programme 2009-2013. It is available in all the official languages of the European Union. It was published in the Official Journal of the European Union OJ C 130 of 09.06.2009, p. 5.

Deadline is 30 September 2013.

Call text OJ C 130 of 09.06.2009, p. 5 

The specifications and conditions of the Call for Independent Experts (call addressed to individuals for the establishment of a list of prospective independent experts in connection with the Safer Internet programme 2009-2013) provide detailed explanations on the requirements, conditions and application procedures for prospective independent experts. This document is only available in English.

Applicants who are already on the list of experts drawn up for the implementation of the Safer Internet plus Programmes (call for experts 2005-2009) and who wish to provide assistance under the Safer Internet programme 2009-2013 must submit a new application.

How to submit your application

NB. Only online applications are accepted for this call.

To submit your application as an independent expert, you simply need to register as an expert in the Safer Internet experts database.

  1. Please read carefully the specifications and conditions of the Call for Independent Experts (add link to document). This document is only available in English
  2. Pay attention to providing complete, true, accurate and viable data, contact details

    • The Commission assumes the truthfulness of the information provided in the form.

    • The Commission might at all times request written documents supporting this information.

    • If the information appears to be incorrect or if on request written evidence is not received within three weeks, the Commission reserves the right to delete the information from its information system.

    • The Commission cannot be held liable for use of incorrect information obtained via the application form.
  3. Read our privacy statement to find out how the European Commission intends to process personal data collected in the context of the Safer Internet Programme calls
  4. If you wish, you can print for your records the filled in form directly from your web browser.
  5. Submit the form electronically (After being sent, the information submitted can be consulted and updated on-line).
  6. After registration, please keep a record of your user name and password, it will be requested every time you would like to update your submitted data.

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