Horizon 2020 Call for Experts

The European Commission recently launched a call for experts to shape the agenda of Horizon 2020, the EU funding programme for research and innovation in 2014-2020. Advisory Groups will provide advice for the preparation of the calls for proposals of Horizon 2020 and support outreach to stakeholders.

The European Commission is in particular calling for experts in the following areas (this list is subject to change until the final legislative texts are adopted):

  • European Research Council (ERC)
  • Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions on skills, training and career development
  • Research infrastructures (including e-Infrastructures)
  • Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies within the following areas:
    • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
    • Nanotechnologies
    • Advanced materials
    • Biotechnology
    • Advanced manufacturing and processing
    • Space
  • Access to risk finance (debt or equity financing)
  • Innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • Health, demographic change and wellbeing
  • Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research and the bio-economy
  • Secure, clean and efficient energy (including nuclear energy)
  • Smart, green and integrated transport
  • Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials
  • Europe in a changing world–inclusive, innovative and reflective societies
  • Secure societies –protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens
  • Spreading excellence and widening participation
  • Science with and for society

The Advisory Groups will be composed of 20 – 30 individual experts and representatives of public and private organisations. The European Commission aims to have diverse expertise represented in each group. The Groups are appointed for two years, with a possible extension of another two years.

Further information on the call for experts can be found on the European Commission website.

The call for expressions of interest will stay open for the lifetime of the Horizon 2020 programme. Experts can register at any time; applications may only be submitted via the online electronic exchange system available here

The first  Experts Group for Health, demographic change and wellbeing is formed; further information on the Group can be found here.