Apply to the Call for Applications to join the Panel of External Experts for the Strategic Assessment of the UIA fifth Call for Proposals by 15 November 2019.

The Conseil Regional Hauts-de-France (Entrusted Entity for the implementation of the UIA Initiative), is issuing a Call for Applications for the constitution of a Panel of External Experts (Assessors) for the Strategic assessment of project proposals submitted in the framework of the fifth UIA Call for Proposals. 
The present Call for Applications is open for the recruitment of a Panel of External Experts. The panel will be composed of four Topic Coordinators (one for each topic) and around 15 assessors (5 for each topic, depending on the number of project proposals received for each topic) on the four main topics identified for the fourth Call for Proposals:

•    Demographic change
•    Circular economy
•    Air Quality
•    Culture and Cultural heritage 

The Strategic assessment is a key step of the selection process of the UIA projects. It accounts for 80% of the weighting given to the overall project assessment and consists the following criteria:

  •  Innovativeness (40% of weighting) – To what extent is the applicant able to demonstrate that the project proposal is new and that has a clear potential to add value
  • Partnership (15% of weighting) – To what extent is the involvement of key Stakeholders relevant for the implementation of the project
  • Measurability (15% of weighting) – To what extent will the project deliver measurable results
  • Transferability  (10% of weighting) - To what extent will the project be transferable to other urban areas across Europe

UIA is looking for experts with in depth knowledge of the topic (and sub-topics) addressed by the fifth Call for Proposals (listed above) as well as proven track record of assessment of innovative urban projects.
Interested candidates are invited to read carefully the Terms of Reference of the Call for Applicants as well as the Terms of Reference of the 5th Call for Proposals and the updated version of the UIA Guidance.

Candidates shall submit within the deadline the Application Form filled in (template available on this page) as well as a detailed CV at 
The deadline for the submission of the requested documents is 15th of November 2019.
All applications received will be assessed by an external consultancy that will provide the Permanent Secretariat with an initial shortlist.
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed (via teleconference) in the week of 9th of December 2019.
The Strategic assessment will be performed by selected experts of the Panel between January and March 2020. The total allocation of days for selected experts will be around 20 working days.

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Section 3.2 of the Application Form has been updated on 20.09.2019. Application forms downloaded before this date will be considered as eligible.