As part of the European Year of Youth 2022, master’s students in the EU are invited to become “Young Observers” in Horizon Europe proposal evaluations and be part of the selection process for EU funding.
Who can apply
Students currently enrolled in a master’s programme, in any discipline, at a university in an EU Member State.
Students from disadvantaged and diverse backgrounds or belonging to vulnerable and marginalised groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
How to apply
Interested participants need to include a short description of their motivation to become a Young Observer explaining why they should be selected, as well as enclose a recommendation letter from their supervisor/ professor. The selection process is continuous. Young Observers will be invited at different times, according to the timetable of the evaluations.
Young observers role
Selected Young Observers will be invited to participate in Horizon Europe call evaluations taking place from September 2022.
The evaluations cover all fields of science in the broad sense, ranging from social sciences and humanities to natural sciences and engineering.
Yoiung observers will gain knowledge and support to develop skills relevant for assessing proposals, getting an insider’s view and awareness of the opportunities of the EU funding programmes.
They will also receive a ‘Young Observer’ certificate, awarded by the European Commission.
During the evaluation, observers will:
- observe the conduct of the evaluation process
- participate in a dedicated seminar on the evaluation process
- take part in consensus and panel meetings, as observers
- draft a short report, describing their perspective of the evaluation as Young Observers
- After the evaluation, they may be invited to participate in follow-up activities.
Deadline: 14 December 2022.
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