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Experts sought to advise on future of EU R&D programmes


Group will produce a report on extent to which current programme Horizon Europe is meeting its goals

The European Commission is seeking independent experts to advise it on the future of the EU’s research and innovation programme.

The Expert Group on the Interim Evaluation of Horizon Europe will make “strategic recommendations on maximising the impact” of successors to the 2021-27 Horizon Europe R&I programme, according to the Commission.

It will base its work on an interim evaluation of Horizon Europe, an evaluation of the predecessor programme, Horizon 2020, and results of a policy foresight exercise.

The group will compile a report on the extent to which Horizon Europe “is on track to deliver seamless funding of R&I that covers the whole value chain, addresses market failures and contributes to the EU’s major policy objectives”, among other things.

Applicants should have competence in R&I programme design or evaluation, policymaking and climate change, as well as good knowledge of the English language.

Up to 15 people will be appointed in a personal capacity for up to 16 months, and the deadline for applications is 20 June.