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European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency

Become an evaluator of EU Research projects

The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) is currently inviting experts from the fields of climate, energy and transport to register to the European Commission expert’s database.



Expert profiles

The evaluation panels are composed of experts from diverse backgrounds and various sectors.  We are currently looking for professionals working in 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 organisations

Furthermore, we strive to achieve gender equality and strongly encourage female experts to join the evaluation panels.

Thematic expertise

The European Commission is looking for experts with extensive experience in at least one of the following areas:

Climate science and solutions
Energy supply
Energy systems and grids
Buildings and industrial facilities in energy transition
Communities and cities
Industrial competitiveness in transport
Clean, safe and accessible transport and mobility
Smart mobility
Energy storage

Cross-cutting expertise

In addition to your thematic expertise, the following skills and experiences are very welcome and would be an additional asset:

Experience with the financial management of R&I projects
Expertise with integrating gender aspects into R&I

If applicable, please indicate your experience in these cross-cutting areas in your application to the expert database.

Your role as an expert evaluator

The European Commission selects candidates with the most suitable profiles for each evaluation. Selected experts are contracted for short-term assignments lasting anywhere from two days up to two weeks, in some cases up to 30 days. The working days are not always consecutive and can be spread out over several months.

Experts evaluate project proposals applying for EU funding. This is done by scoring proposals and exchanging views with fellow evaluators. You might also be asked to monitor the implementation of a funded project and provide an independent assessment of the project’s progress.

While the work will mostly be conducted remotely, there are some cases where evaluators will be invited to European Commission buildings in Brussels. Should this be the case, evaluators may be eligible for accommodation and subsistence allowances, as well as travel cost reimbursement. As an Expert, you are entitled to a compensation fee. For more information, please refer to the model contract for experts. We have compiled information on how to access the evaluation centre, a list of hotels at negotiated rates and further practical information on the Commission’s experts’ page under “Logistics for Brussels”.

How to register

If you’re ready to be a part of the journey from idea to action, register or update your profile today in the European Commission’s experts’ database!

For further advice on registering your profile, please read the FAQs and consult the IT manual

For general questions on working as an expert, please contact the EuropeDirect service

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For general questions on working as an expert, please contact the European Union