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INEA ceased operations on 31 March 2021. The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) was established on 1 April 2021 to take over its legacy portfolio as well as additional EU funding programmes.

INEA is looking for new experts to assess the project proposals submitted for EU funding under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) calls.

Are you an experienced expert with skills in one or more of these fields: 
energy systems (production, distribution, application) electricity grid systems, electricity transmission/distribution, electricity market/regulations, energy market integration, natural gas, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), gas transmission pipelines, electricity storage, gas storage, smart energy, smart grids, electricity and gas transmission regulation, carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon capture and storage (CCS), energy and environment, energy security of supply, renewable energy sources (wind, solar thermal, solar photovoltaic, geothermal, ambient energy, tidal, wave and other ocean energy, hydropower, biomass, landfill gas, sewage treatment plant gas and biogas), storage technologies (thermal storage, battery storage, compressed air and liquid air storage, pumped hydro, electrolysis, hydrogen storage)?

Sign up to the European Commission’s expert database by 28 February 2021!

What's in it for you?

The expert assignment offers you:
•    New 'EU stamped' experience on your CV
•    Enhanced employability through more diverse knowledge of the EU funding programmes
•    Great networking opportunities with peers and representatives from the EU institutions
•    An overview on the latest developments in major projects that will shape the future of European energy infrastructure

What are the conditions?

The selected experts will assess the project proposals submitted under the CEF Energy calls (PCIs and cross-border renewables projects) to be published in 2021.

Relevant expertise

Experts will be called to evaluate the project proposals against award criteria as published in the call text. Guidance on how to assess each individual criterion will be provided by INEA. Experts should also have appropriate language skills in English for the tasks to be carried out.

Availability for a maximum 2-weeks period

Evaluations of the project proposals will be conducted remotely. If selected, you will be able to indicate your availability for the specific evaluation period in the 'availability check' survey which will be circulated only to those experts which have registered in the database, selected the "CEF" box and pre-selected as potential expert candidates.

No conflict of interest

Energy evaluators cannot under any circumstances have a conflict of interest with any of the organisations submitting a project proposal (a TSO or a company with possible stake in PCIs development, e.g. energy or equipment supplier, contractor of PCI projects, etc.) You will have to sign a declaration on confidentiality and absence of a conflict of interest before you can read the proposals.

Registration by 28 February 2021

INEA will select the CEF Energy call evaluators in March-April 2021. If you want to be considered, please register as soon as possible in the expert database!

How to apply?

Register in the European Commission's expert database (EMI) and let us know you have registered by writing to, indicating in the subject of the e-mail your full name and EMI registration number, and in your message your specific field or fields of expertise and sector(s) for which you consider yourself more suitable to evaluate proposals (electricity, smart grids, natural gas, carbon dioxide or cross-border renewables).

When registering in EMI, make sure to:

  • Choose the CEF programme in the Programme Selection section
  • Add all relevant keywords best describing your expertise and background
  • Add your email address so that you may be contacted
  • Attach or link an updated CV to the registration
  • Apply as soon as possible and no later than 28 February 2021!
  • Do not forget to alert us of your registration and include all relevant information in EMI – the expert database is the only way to be selected as an independent expert!

Take a look at the manual for experts for more information.

More information

Previous CEF Energy calls
CEF programme
Manual for experts