Appel à manifestation d’intérêt pour être Expert européen pour les projet H2020

Nous vous transmettons la lettre appelant les chercheurs souhaitant expertiser des projets Scientifiques dans le cadre du programme Horizon 2020 à se manifester auprès des instances européennes.

With Horizon 2020 just around the corner, we take this opportunity to share some important news items concerning experts.

Publication of call for expression of interest for H2020 experts

Ahead of the start of Horizon 2020, on 22 November last, the European Commission launched a new call for independent experts accessible from the Expert Area in the Participant Portal


In addition to researchers and academics, the European Commission is aiming to substantially increase the number of specialists from the commercial and business communities. This call is open to those of any nationality with a high level of expertise in the relevant fields of research and innovation.

Each expert registered in our database is being contacted personally by email indicating what they need to do in order to be eligible for selection for Horizon 2020 activities (emails attached below). Given that this involves contacting over 61,000 experts, the campaign will span a period of four weeks over December and January.

Experts previously registered for FP7, just need to tick Horizon 2020 in the ‘programme selection’ page. Furthermore, they are advised to update their ‘area of expertise’ in order to optimise their chances of being selected for Horizon 2020 assignments. Experts who initiated the registration process but left their profile incomplete (invalid) must first validate their profile.

A two-step communication plan is foreseen whereby initially, communication actions are focused on registered experts and in early 2014, actions will focus on targeting new experts with a view to covering the new domains of expertise in Horizon 2020, notably business practitioners and those with expertise in innovation. As part of this second stage, there will be a follow-up appeal to Project Officers to help spread the message in any conferences or events you may attend.

New release of expert management systems planned for January (EMPP-EMI-COMPASS)

This new release will support one of the major changes in the history of expert management in the research family with the expert contract moving from paper to electronic flow.

This new release will allow EMI users to:

Create H2020 pools & enrol experts (already available as of 20 December).
Once the funds are available, approve pools with the support of the COMPASS workflow (already available as of 20 December).

Draft and finalise H2020 contracts.
Send an individual expert or pool of experts request to complete their legal entity/bank account.
Send an individual expert or pool of experts their contract for signature.
The EU authorising officer can sign contracts electronically for an individual expert or in batch.

This new release will allow experts to:

Submit their identity (LEF) and bank account (BAF) online.
View and sign their contracts electronically.

The technical support team (provided by the helpdesks in CONNECT and RTD) can be reached at the following address:

Any general queries can be sent to:

Best wishes to all for 2014!

Kind regards,

Expert Management team