Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

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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?

Sign up to the European Commission's expert database by 21 February 2020!

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 for the CEF Energy call to be published in 2020.

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 is provided by INEA.

Experts should also have appropriate language skills in English for the tasks to be carried out.

Availability for a maximum 10 day period in Brussels

Evaluations of the project proposals will be conducted in Brussels in May-June 2020. 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 and ticked the "CEF" box.

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 Projects of Common Interest (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 21 February 2020

INEA will select the CEF Energy call evaluators in March 2020. 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 and let us know you have registered by writing to

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 an updated CV to the registration
  • Apply as soon as possible and no later than 21 February 2020
  • Do not send emails to INEA – registering in 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.

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