Become an EC reviewer to gain experience, money and collaborators!

The EU’s  Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency is seeking external expertise in the Erasmus+ or Creative Europe (MEDIA, culture) programmes. Don’t worry, they don’t expect you to be an expert in the programme (which hasn’t been released yet) just the general subject areas of PhD student mobility, staff mobility, media, culture etc – the topics the funding calls cover.

Registering to be an expert has lots of value – you could get paid to evaluate and monitor projects or evaluate calls for proposals under the schemes. Indeed, becoming  an EC evaluator is a fantastic experience; it not only helps you learn what the EC are looking for in proposals, but also enables you to travel to Brussels and network with other reviewers to start forming collaborations yourself.

It’s really simple to sign up, you just pop your details in the form (which isn’t very long) and when an appropriate call or proposal comes up, they will ask if you can review it. If you can’t, you simply let them know and you are not obliged to. You also get until December 2020 to sign up to be a reviewer if you aren’t quite ready yet!

You will get paid a day rate to do the review plus travel and subsistence and you can also still apply for the funding scheme if you are registered as a reviewer (although for a specific call you apply to, you would have to declare a conflict of interest).

More info can be found here

3 Responses to “Become an EC reviewer to gain experience, money and collaborators!”

  1. john oliver

    hi corrina, thanks for this post. Its something that would be of interest to me – so I’ll have a look atthe info and get back to you.

  2. corrina

    Great John – Christos G became a reviewer last year and can also testify to what a super experience it is!
    Keep me posted 🙂

  3. Christos Gatzidis

    Indeed, I have done reviews on a couple of different occasions for the EU now and they’ve just asked me back for something before the end of the year.

    It is quite the eye-opener for gaining an insight in how bids (or ongoing projects) are looked at. Great for networking too.

    Happy to share the experiences at some point if required (though there are limits as to what I can cover on something like this because of confidentiality agreements).