Call for expression of interest for the selection of experts for Horizon 2020 advisory groups

We would like to inform you that the call for expression of interest for the selection of experts for Horizon 2020 advisory groups was launched yesterday at 12pm; please see attached the press release. Experts can register their interest through the dedicated webpage on the Horizon 2020 website at the following link:

More detailed information is provided there (e.g. full call text, guidance on how to register…).

One of the areas where the expertise is called is linked to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions on skills, training and career development.

We would like to encourage you to inform your stakeholders about this call. You might also like to publicise the call on your websites, in your newsletters and to inform stakeholders at your events. The text in the press release can be used as a standard message to your networks.

As noted in the full text of expression of interest:

'Any potential expert can express his or her interest, but please note that the Horizon 2020 Advisory Groups are expected to have a predominance of experts coming from the Member States of the European Union and Associated Countries'.

And also:

Participation in the groups will not be compatible with:

-       Assisting the Commission in evaluating proposals and monitoring projects, in the implementation of activities in the specific areas of research, innovation and technological development covered by the Advisory Group in question;

-       Acting as Member State delegates/representatives or experts/advisers accompanying Member States delegates/representatives, or Associated State observers, in the Programme Committee assisting the Commission.

Please note that this is an open call to be used throughout Horizon 2020. Experts can register at any time; however only candidates having registered no later than Wednesday 6 March 2013 at 17:00, Brussels local time, will be taken into account for the setting up of the first Horizon 2020 Advisory Groups. Registrations received after this date may be considered for the replacement of resigning experts and the overall renewal of the Advisory Groups at the end of each mandate.

For any further information, please contact Mr. Jimmy Bruun Felthaus, DG Research & Innovation, Telephone: (+32-2) 29-80514, e-mail: