Horizon Europe: a new initiative for Young Observers in evaluations

What is a Horizon Europe Young Observer?

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.

This means you will see how the EU selects projects for funding.

What’s in it for you?

  • You will observe the work of independent experts evaluating proposals. This is a unique opportunity to experience directly how the EU budget for Horizon Europe is used, by selecting the best proposals in a fair and impartial evaluation process within a fiercely competitive environment.
  • You 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, that you may use later in your career.
  • If you are selected and participate successfully, you will receive a ‘Young Observer’ certificate, awarded by the European Commission.
  • You will play a pivotal role in testing this new initiative, by giving feedback to the European Commission and taking part in follow-up actions to inspire young people to engage with research.


Participant portal:

Become a Horizon Europe Young Observer | European Commission (europa.eu)


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