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INEA is looking for new experts to assess Telecom project proposals submitted for EU funding.


Sign up to the European Commission's expert database as soon as possible!


Are you an expert in one of more of these areas?




Online dispute resolution (ODR)

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)

E-commerce / e-Law

Consumer rights/protection

Customer support/complaint management

Software design, development & interoperability

Systems or software for (automated) Case management

CEF eDelivery Building Block






Software interoperability

Case management systems

Cyber Security


EU cyber security policy expert

Cyber security systems architect

Cyber security threat analyst

Cyber security incident handler

Cyber security risk assessor/auditor

Cyber security penetration tester

Cyber security independent researcher (‘white hat’ hacker)

Critical information infrastructure protection expert in specific sectors (i.e. energy, transport, finance, health, water, digital infrastructure)

Professional lawyer/legal expert in European law on cyber security

Cyber security based risk management and contingency planning experts

Industrial control systems security expert

Forensic computing expert

Communications expert on cyber security awareness raising


System(s) for electronic exchanges of information related to social security

Social security (IT) systems

Cross-border exchanges of information between social security institutions

Digital transformation in the domain of social security

Social security services

Social security management

Social security benefits payment

Pensions systems

Health management (IT) systems

Healthcare IT industry

Infrastructure for cross-border data exchange

Software design & development

EU Social Security Coordination

EU Social Security Regulations

European Social Security Institutions

Safer Internet


Better Internet for kids

Safer Internet Centres

Teaching online safety

Media literacy

Research on children's behaviour online

Child helplines

Youth empowerment

Fighting online child sexual abuse material (CSAM)


European networks/exchange of best practices

Contract registers

eTendering interface

ESPD, eCertis






Open contracting

Open data

Public spending

Public Open Data and High-Performance Computing  

Open data

High Performance Computing (HPC)

Applications and services using HPC

High Performance Data Analytics (HPDA)

HPC and Big Data infrastructures

Cloud-based services for managing HPC and Data resources

Web applications and services

Open government

Open innovation

Data policy and management

Geospatial information



What's in it for you?

The expert assignment offers you:

  • New 'EU stamped' experience on your CV
  • The possibility to refresh your financial due diligence evaluation skills
  • Enhanced employability through more diverse knowledge of the EU funding programmes
  • Great networking opportunities with peers and representatives from the EU institutions
  • An overview of major projects that will shape the future of European telecom infrastructure

What are the conditions?

The selected experts will assess the project proposals submitted for the CEF Telecom calls published in 2018.

Relevant expertise

Experts will be called to evaluate the project proposals against award criteria as published in the call text. Guidance is provided by INEA on how to assess each individual criterion.

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

Availability for a maximum 5 day period in Brussels (in most cases)

Evaluations of the project proposals will be conducted both remotely and in Brussels. If selected, you will be able to indicate your availability to come to Brussels during the weeks indicated in the 'availability check' survey which will be circulated only to those experts which have registered in the database and ticked the "CEF" and relevant expertise box.

No conflict of interest

Telecom evaluators cannot under any circumstances have a conflict of interest with any of the organisations submitting a project proposal. You will have to sign a declaration on confidentiality and absence of a conflict of interest before you can read the proposals.

Registration as soon as possible!

INEA needs CEF Telecom call evaluators for the several calls opened in 2018 and beyond. 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.

Make sure to:

  • Choose the CEF programme in the  Programme Selection section
  • Add  'IT' or any other keywords best describing your expertise and background
  • Add your email address so that you may be contacted
  • Apply as soon as possible
  • Do not send emails to INEA – 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 Telecom calls

CEF programme

Manual for experts