Horizon 2020: calls for Chinese experts to join the European Union’s database of peer reviewers in the new EU programme for research and innovation (17/01/2014)

Horizon 2020 calls for Chinese experts to join the European Union’s database of peer reviewers in the new EU programme for research and innovation: Chinese professors and other distinguished specialists are strongly encouraged to join the database of independent experts, through which they can participate in the evaluation of project proposals and monitoring of actions, submitted under Horizon 2020.

Following the recent launch of the first calls for proposals under Horizon 2020, the new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, the EU is now calling for expressions of interest from Chinese experts that would like to get involved in the selection of project proposals as peer reviewers.

Distinguished Chinese researchers and innovators are strongly encouraged to register as prospective experts to the EU database.  Registration is free of charge. The resulting database of experts will be used by the European Commission mainly to select and appoint peer reviewers of project proposals. Appointed experts will receive a daily honorarium and reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs for their occasional short-term assignments.

This call for expression of interest is addressed to experts from various research-related organisations, for instance research institutions and agencies,  universities, standards organisations, enterprises or civil society bodies. Experienced professionals of all profiles are encouraged to subscribe to Horizon 2020 project evaluation and monitoring database.

The desired areas of expertise comprise every research discipline included in the Horizon 2020 calls, such as Personalised health care; Food security and sustainable agriculture; Blue Growth: Unlocking the Potential of Seas and Oceans; Digital security; Smart cities and communities; Competitive low-carbon energy; Energy efficiency; Mobility for Growth; Waste: A Resource to recycle, reuse and recover raw materials; Water innovation: boosting its value for Europe; Overcoming the crisis: new ideas, strategies and governance structures for Europe; Disaster-resilience: safeguarding and securing society, including adapting to climate change; and Industrial Leadership.

In addition, the looked-for areas of expertise also include aspects cross-cutting the entire Horizon 2020, such as: Innovation in SMEs;  Knowledge transfer and intellectual property rights; Research career development, Doctoral training and skills; Sustainable development; International cooperation, and many more.

For further details and the registration procedure, please visit the Horizon 2020 website: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/experts/index.html