The EC launched on 24 Jan. 2013 a call for expression of interest for the selection of experts for the Horizon 2020 advisory groups. These groups will participate in the elaboration of calls under this research programme. The first Horizon 2020 call is expected for late 2013.
"The European Commission is widening its search for experts from all fields to participate in shaping the agenda of Horizon 2020, the European Union's future funding programme for research and innovation. The experts of the advisory groups will provide high quality and timely advice for the preparation of the Horizon 2020 calls for project proposals."
"[...] The call for expressions of interest will stay open for the lifetime of the Horizon 2020 programme. Experts can register at any time; however only those having expressed their interest no later than 6 March 2013 at 17.00, Brussels local time (CET) will be taken into account for the setting up of the first Horizon 2020 Advisory Groups. Expressions of interest received after this date will be taken into account for the renewal of groups at the end of each mandate."
"[...] Individuals in their personal capacity, representatives of collective interest groups and representatives of organisations can express their interest. Each advisory group shall be representative of the broad constituency of stakeholders, including industry and research actors as well as representatives of civil society, for the Horizon 2020 challenges/objectives concerned. The experts of the group will be designated in accordance with the Commission rules on expert groups."
- Call description: http://ec.europa.eu/research/horizon2020/index_en.cfm?pg=h2020-experts
- Full text: http://ec.europa.eu/research/horizon2020/pdf/experts/experts-call-text-january-2013.pdf#view=fit&pagemode=none
- How to express interest: http://ec.europa.eu/research/horizon2020/index_en.cfm?pg=h2020-experts-expression-of-interest
- Expression of interest form: http://ec.europa.eu/research/horizon2020/pdf/experts/expression-of-interest-form-january-2013.pdf#view=fit&pagemode=none