Horizon 2020 Call for expert evaluators finally published

Date: 22/11/2013

Preparing the launch of Horizon 2020, the new EU research and innovation programme, the European Commission has opened a new call for independent experts, who will evaluate proposals for EU funding and related activities. 

Horizon 2020 covers a large range of activities in science, technology, innovation, or social sciences. For this reason, experts from both an academic and more business oriented background are invited to apply. The call is open to those of any nationality with a high level of expertise in a relevant field. Around 40,000 proposals coming from approximately 100 calls are expected per year. 

Experts who have registered their profile under the Seventh Framework Programme are invited to declare their interest and update their area of expertise online. New experts are also invited to create their profile online. 

Further details on the type of expertise sought and registration can be found on the Participant Portal.


Horizon 2020, the EU's next programme for research and innovation, will run from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of nearly EUR 80 billion (current prices – adjusted for inflation). It replaces the Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7), which ran from 2007 to 2013 with a budget of around EUR 55 billion. 

The Horizon 2020 Programme aims to foster ideas, growth and jobs for Europe's future. It breaks from the past by bringing together all existing support for research and innovation, including the innovation-related activities of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme and the activities of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), into one single funding programme.

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