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News article4 December 2023European Research Executive Agency1 min read

Are you an agri-food or marketing expert? Become an evaluator!

The European Research Executive Agency (REA) is looking for experts to evaluate funding proposals on agri-food promotional campaigns. Discover more about the eligibility criteria, benefits and application process.

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The European Commission co-funds campaigns to promote its farm products in the EU and worldwide, in line with the EU promotion policy. To evaluate the proposals applying for EU funding in 2024, REA needs the expertise and experience of independent professionals in the field.

Expertise needed

We are looking for experts from private and public organisations, especially from universities and relevant educational establishments that are:

  • experienced in marketing and communications with a background in the agri-food sector;
  • knowledgeable in quality schemes, organic products, and consumer behaviour;
  • familiar with aspects of sustainability of production and consumption related to agri-food;
  • experienced in market analysis and campaign evaluations as well as budgetary analysis;
  • knowledgeable in EU and third country agri-food markets.

Nature of the assignment

Selected experts will evaluate proposals submitted under the 2024 Promotion of agricultural products call for proposals. As a proposal evaluator, you will be part of a peer-review panel that assesses funding proposals based on defined selection criteria. The panel’s assessment will be the basis of the European Commission's funding decision.

In most cases, you will carry out your work online. However, you may also be invited to attend an on-site evaluation in Brussels. In this instance, you may be eligible for accommodation and subsistence allowances, as well as the reimbursement of your travel costs.

For more information, please see our “Work as an expert” page and the model contract for experts.

How to register

If you are interested, please register in the European Commission’s experts’ database. To improve the findability of your profile, please include relevant keywords mentioned above when describing your expertise.

For further advice on registering your profile, please consult the FAQs for experts and the IT manual.

Next steps

If selected, we will contact you in April 2024 to propose a task assignment and check your availability. The evaluation panels are planned for May - July 2024.


Publication date
4 December 2023
European Research Executive Agency