Join the European Commission’s experts database for Horizon Europe

The European Research Executive Agency (REA) invites experts from a wide range of fields to register in the European Commission’s experts database. From this database, we select candidates with the most suitable profile for the following activities: 

  • Evaluating project proposals applying for funding under Horizon Europe, the Promotion of Agricultural Products programme and the Research Fund for Coal and Steel, or 
  • Monitoring the implementation of funded projects. 

Profiles & expertise 

We are in particular looking for experts from the following sectors: 

  • Industry, business associations and innovation agencies, 
  • Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other civil society organisations, 
  • Local, regional and national administration, 
  • International organisations, 
  • Universities and research institutes. 

Experts should have extensive experience in at least one of the following fields. 

Food and agriculture 

  • Forestry including agroforestry, wildfire prevention, hands-on experience in forest management and ecosystems 
  • Sustainable agriculture, aquaculture and food systems including plant health, weed and pest management, pesticide reduction, veterinary medicine; climate-smart farms and forests, climate resilience 
  • Digitalisation in farming including precision agriculture, remote sensing or GIS for sustainable farms, fisheries and food supply chains 
  • Nutrition including sustainable diets, quality labels for dietary shift 
  • Communication and marketing of agricultural products including promotional strategies, market research, public relations, advertising 

Environment and bio-economy 

  • Remote sensing, spatial planning, maritime observation 
  • Lifecycle assessment and analysis 
  • Circular economy, food waste, sustainable packaging, value chains 
  • Biodiversity, ecosystems  
  • Zero pollution, pollution removal, carbon cycle, water security 

Civil security 

  • Law enforcement including police, border security, crime and anti-terrorism experts 
  • Civil protection, fire fighters, medical emergency teams 
  • Cyber security, sensors, UAVs/drones 
  • Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials 

Engineering, IT and technologies 

  • Cloud computing, big data, data interoperability, data mining, data visualisation, digital twins 
  • Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, deep learning 
  • Robotics 
  • e-Government, open government  
  • Bioinformatics  
  • 3D printing, 3D modelling 
  • Augmented reality, virtual reality 
  • Blockchain 
  • Nanotechnology 
  • Seismology 
  • Electric propulsion and electric vehicle batteries 

Culture and creativity 

  • Cultural heritage: curation, restoration, conservation 
  • Creative industries, collective memory, cultural tourism 
  • Archaeology, artefacts, museology 

Democracy and society 

  • International cooperation including globalisation, diplomacy, global governance, international relations 
  • Disinformation, misinformation, fake news, press freedom, media studies 
  • Radicalisation including terrorism, extremism, hate crime, homophobia, fascism, racism, stigmatisation, postcolonial studies 
  • Migration and integration including Islam, human rights, conflict resolution/management, peacebuilding 
  • European identity, European studies, political science, political philosophy 
  • Citizen participation, youth participation 
  • Democratisation, solidarity, polarisation, elections, populism, corruption 
  • Social inclusion, labour market, robotisation, social stratification, ageing, lifelong learning, econometrics 
  • Digital literacy including digital services, digital transformation, digital governance, digital democracy, user-centric services 

Other fields of science and innovation 

  • Social sciences and humanities including gender studies and ethics 
  • Open science: open data, open source, interdisciplinary research 
  • Open innovation, knowledge transfer, commercial take-up 
  • Physics 
  • Medicine 

Nature of the assignment 

If you are contracted as an evaluator, you will be part of a peer-review panel which assesses funding proposals based on defined selection criteria. The panel’s assessment will be the basis of the European Commission's funding decision. 

If you are contracted to review a project, you will assess its progress and achievements against the plan outlined in the funding proposal and provide a report on the state of play. 

In most cases, you will carry out your work online. However, in some cases we may invite you to attend meetings or an on-site evaluation at the Covent Garden evaluation centre in Brussels; in these cases you may be eligible for accommodation and subsistence allowances, as well as reimbursement of your travel costs.

For further information, please have a look at the model contract for experts.

How to register