Opportunities for experts

Experts can register to be added to a database of experts. They may be selected to evaluate tenders or monitor activities related to programmes that receive EU funding.

Experts who wish to make their services available as part of the ongoing Horizon2020 research and innovation programme can do so by registering via the Participant portal.

Register as an expert via the participant portal

Individual calls by department

Alternatively, experts can register their interest to be considered for the following: 

Calls for independent experts to assist the Commission on issues of migration (Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs)

Call for experts to assist the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency in the framework of the management of European Union programmes (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency)

Call for independent experts to assist the Commission with tasks related to the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Directorate-General for Research and Innovation)

TAIEX Expert Database (Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations)

TAIEX REGIO PEER 2 PEER database (Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy)

Call for experts on climate action, environment and resource management (Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises)

Call for independent experts needed to evaluate proposals, and evaluate and monitor projects carried out under the COSME programme (Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises)

Call for experts needed for coaching activities in connection with the SME Instrument (Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises)

Call for experts in the economics of intellectual property (Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs) 

Call for experts in the EASME database for the evaluation of tourism-related calls for proposals (Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs) 

Call for applications regarding the setting up of the Commission expert group on a European insurance contract law (Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers)

EuropeAid horizontal framework contracts (Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development)

Call for experts for informal expert group on "Skills and career development in the Blue Economy" (Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries)

Call for members of the informal expert group on marine knowledge (Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries)

Call for members of an expert panel advising on investing in health (Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety)

Call for members of scientific committee advising on health  (Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety)

Call for expressions of interest in the area of public health (Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency)

Call for members of scientific committee or expert panel on food safety (European Food Safety Authority)

Who can become an expert?

Experts are employed to assist in evaluating tenders and proposals, reviewing projects and monitoring programmes or policies. In order to be selected, experts must

  • have a high level of expertise in their relevant fields
  • be available for occasional, short-term assignments
  • have good knowledge of English and French and/or German
  • be able to  use IT tools

Anyone can register their interest to become an expert, but please note that most experts selected will come from EU countries and associated countries. 

The evaluation and review work may be carried out fully or partially at expert's home or place of work, or on the Commission premises.

Rules for experts

The European Commission takes all the necessary steps to ensure experts have no conflict of interest regarding the proposals they are tasked with evaluating.

Rules for experts evaluating tenders