General enquiries regarding research and innovation, and funding and tender opportunities
Before submitting a query, please consult the Funding & Tenders’ Portal, and in particular its Online Manual and FAQs section. The Portal includes information on past and ongoing calls for proposals or tenders, project partner search and results of certain EU projects. The Online Manual provides detailed guidance on the application process, the grant signature and grant management. It also has a section dedicated to expert evaluators.
For detailed information on EU-funded projects in the field of research, and their results, please consult the Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS) website.
Should you still have questions related to European research, available funding instruments in the field of research, or the validation of participants, please contact the Research Enquiry Service. For additional information on funding opportunities or project partner search, you may also get in touch with your National Contact Point.
Validation related enquiries from project and tender participants
Please contact the Central Validation Service via the ‘Messages’ function in the Participant Identification Code (PIC) account in the Participant Register.
Enquiries or concerns from Research and Innovation project applicants
For calls’ related queries, please contact the Research Enquiry Service.
Enquiries from project applicants and contractors concerning the Promotion of Agriculture Products’ programme
Please contact REA-AGRI-CALLS@ec.europa.eu
Enquiries or concerns from participants in current and past Research and Innovation projects
Running projects: please contact your Project Officer via the Communication Centre tool in the Funding and Tenders Portal (log in at the top right corner). Should you be unable to do so, please contact the Research Enquiry Service.
Requests for FP7 or Horizon Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship Certificates: consult this page for detailed information. If you experience issues with an online certificate request, please contact the Research Enquiry Service.
Enquiries from REA experts and experts who wish to work for the REA
If you are an expert with a contract signed by the REA and have questions linked to contracting and payment terms, including VAT exemption certificates, please contact us via the email address mentioned under Article 21.3 of your contract.
If you are coming to Brussels for evaluations, please consult our hotel guide for accommodation near our premises at special, negotiated conditions.
If you are interested in working as an expert, assisting the REA (or other EU institutions) in the evaluation of grant applications and projects, please consult this page.
Please contact the pertinent Spokespersons' Service.
Requests for Access to REA Documents
For requests for access to REA documents under Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2001, regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, please contact REA-ACCESS-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, indicating your name and postal address.
Enquiries related to data protection and processing
REA is committed to personal data protection. Any personal data is processed in line with Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018, on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data.
For enquiries related to the protection and processing of personal data at REA, please contact: María Francisca Brunet Company, REA Data Protection Officer, at REA-DATA-PROTECTION-OFFICER@ec.europa.eu.
Recruitment related enquiries
Please note that the REA does not consider unsolicited/spontaneous applications or CVs. Only applications for published vacancies will be taken into consideration. Please consult our dedicated webpage for recruitment related information and vacancies, as they arise.
VAT number related enquiries
Please note that the European Commission and other EU institutions, such as the Research Executive Agency, do not have an economic activity and are therefore not taxable under Article 9 of the VAT Directive (2006/112/EC). Consequently, they do not have a VAT or tax number. For further questions, please contact the EUROPE DIRECT Contact Centre.
Should you still have queries related to REA’s activities that fall outside the afore-mentioned areas, please contact us via the below form: