EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: Evaluators for TrustChain OC#3

Calling all experts with experience in evaluating EU funded projects!

TrustChain aims to set up an External Pool of Evaluators to support the review process of the proposals received from TrustChain Open call #3 – Economics and Democracy.

The External Pool of Evaluators gathers a set of recognized independent experts highly knowledgeable on different NGI relevant topics and application domains at the intersection between the technical field (e.g Software Engineering, Network Security, Semantic Web, Cryptography, Blockchain, Digital Twin, Blockchain Security, Blockchain Protocol, Zero-Knowledge Proofs, Multi-Party Computation, Homomorphic Encryption, Data Privacy, Data Governance), the Social sciences and Humanities (e.g Social Innovation, not-for-profit sector, Social Entrepreneurship, public goods) as well as any others including economics, environment, art, design, which can contribute to NGI TrustChain relevant vision.


Their selection is based on an open process to ensure transparent and consistent evaluation of the applications.

Evaluators’ profile



We are looking for experts with experience in evaluating EU funded projects and a proven track record in the technical and social science areas corresponding to TrustChain Open Call #3 objectives, which is to define and build market mechanisms for data exchange and data trading as well as innovative win-win federated business models open data in compliance with GDPR and other regulations that implements techniques such as:

  • Federated business models that consider fair rewarding of its participants
  • Establish new or enrich the existing marketplaces. Privacy preserving data sharing on third-party platforms
  • Fair data marketplaces: publish, search, discovery, other mechanisms in decentralized environments; negotiation mechanisms for data prices
  • Market competition that is fair and regulated in favour of the innovators.
  • Tokenization of assets and its fair trading, protection against scams such as rug pulls, initial coin offering (ICO) fraud in digital asset trading
  • Establishing the value of the coins based on their quality contents; creating liquidity in the existing data marketplaces.
  • Decentralized governance models that are fair and trustworthy to all the parties in a data exchange ecosystem
  • Use your eIDAS2 on the EU marketplaces
  • Effective data monetization strategies and business models to incentivize data providers to share their data on exchange platforms.

Need more information regarding the open call? Please visit the open call dedicated webpage:



  • Get to know innovative solutions for a better share of knowledge and value on the Internet 
  • Get to know active players in the economics and democracy domains as well in the related business domain
  • Play a role in the selection of innovators 
  • Be reimbursed for evaluation work 
  • Be an important part of the TrustChain project and related ecosystem

Services Required

Services will be provided remotely and will involve evaluation of the applications received, participation in remote consensus meetings as well as in the panel meeting to establish a ranking list of the evaluated proposals. All evaluators will be required to sign a non-conflict of interest declaration and a contract with the TrustChain project coordinator, before being accepted to evaluate a specific application.



Evaluators will be reimbursed for their time and effort based on the number of proposals evaluated, with each proposal corresponding to a value of €50, considering 1 hour to evaluate each proposal.


Call for Expressions of Interest for experts is open from 18 January 2024 until 01 February 2024 (17:00 CET) on F6S platform.



Important notice

Please note that this expression of interest to participate in the TrustChain Open Call #3 – Economics and Democracy evaluation as an external expert is NOT binding and does NOT constitute any commitment to the TrustChain project.  

The selection of the evaluators to support TrustChain in the evaluation of the Open Call will be taken at a later stage, since it depends on the number of received proposals, their origin, the domain that they target as well as the origin of the potential evaluators, their affiliations, their expertise and the balance between various criteria (e.g. gender, background, affiliation type, age, expertise etc.). Furthermore, it is mandatory to frequently change experts that support in the evaluations of proposals. 

Need more information? Feel free to get in touch: and we’ll get back to you shortly!

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