23 Aug 2021
REA is looking for experts for Horizon Europe proposal evaluation
The European Research Executive Agency (REA) has recently launched a call inviting experts from a wide range of fields to register in the European Commission’s experts database, from which the agency selects 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.
REA is looking in particular 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.
- 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;
- e-Government, open government;
- 3D printing, 3D modelling;
- Augmented reality, virtual reality;
- 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;
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