Who can be an expert?

You have a chance of being selected as an expert if you:

  • have a high-level of expertise in the relevant fields of research and innovation
  • can be available for occasional, short-term assignments.

What countries can experts come from?

Anyone can register their interest in being an expert, but please note that we expect most of the experts selected to come from Member States of the European Union and Associated Countries.

What do expert assignments involve?

Experts, as peer reviewers, assist in the:

  • evaluation of proposals
  • monitoring of actions.

In addition, experts assist in the:

  • preparation, implementation or evaluation of programmes and design of policies. This includes the Horizon 2020 advisory groups.

If you want to know more or wish to register as such an expert please consult the experts section.

Horizon 2020 Advisory Groups

Advisory group experts provide high quality and timely advice to the Commission services during the preparation of the Horizon 2020 work programme.

Groups established

Details of the Horizon 2020 advisory groups are available in the European Commission’s Register of Expert Groups. Here is a full list of the established groups – each clickable to the entry in the register.

Horizon 2020 Advisory Group for:

There is also the CONNECT Advisory Forum for ICT Research and Innovation (CAF).

You can find newly established groups under News - New groups established or by using "Horizon 2020" in the quick search.

Independent experts assist the Commission services with tasks in connection with the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation