Blue Book Trainee
European Commission - Brussels, Belgium
Traineeship undertaken at REA (Research Executive Agency) of the European Commission. REA is a funding body for research and innovation. It manages EU research grants.
Responsibilities (research and innovation):
- Help manage parts of Horizon 2020, the EU's framework programme for research and innovation;
- Run research projects supported under Horizon 2020 and FP7, its predecessor;
- Provide support to its clients - funding applicants, beneficiaries and independent experts;
- Keep close contact with beneficiaries of EU funds;
- Manage the European Commission research enquiry service, which answers questions from grant applicants, EU-funded researchers and the public;
- Support independent experts evaluating project proposals competing for EU research funds, and helps with the legal and financial validation of programme participants.