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We are attracting, developing and empowering bright minds to lead the transformation of the food system into an innovative sector that produces healthy and sustainable food, and is trusted by society.

Our mission

We strive to promote social change, drive economic growth and nurture a highly qualified workforce.

Our Education Programmes align with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and EU Strategies.

EIT Food Education – Learning Services : setting new Professional Standards for Professional Education

EIT Food Learning Services is a globally recognized standard for professional education, focusing on competency-based learning for the food system. We aim to develop innovators capable of making tangible impacts across Europe and beyond, equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge for a sustainable food system. Our programmes emphasize affordability, fairness, and equity in food production.

EIT Food Education Learning Services are underpinned by our proprietary Competency Framework, offering clear pathways for professional development.

Employers can use to identify skills gaps in their workforce and select high-quality learning materials for career advancement.

By setting this standard, we empower learners to articulate their skills and knowledge, fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in the agrifood sector.

Explore our programmes


2022 > 2023
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Providing tried and tested food education learning materials to teachers and schools across Europe, reaching thousands of children and young people each year.

Career Days

2022 > 2023
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The main objective of the Career Days (CDs) is to raise awareness of the significance of food in modern life, and to demonstrate their relevance to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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The agri-food industry has a variety of exciting jobs on offer throughout the food value chain. This video series aims to inspire young audiences to consider a career within the agri-food sector.

Read Education impact stories

In a testament to its commitment to empower the brightest minds all over Europe and beyond, arming them with skills and expertise, to drive innovation and positive change in the food industry, EIT Food Education proudly announces…
Paola Varela, from Mexico, tells us about the impact of the Food Solutions Programme on her journey as an entrepreneur, operating at the intersection of social entrepreneurship and bioeconomy. 
The agri-food ecosystem is one of the 14 key industrial ecosystems identified in the EU's Industrial Strategy. This strategy announced the co-creation of transition pathways with stakeholders to help accelerate the green and digital…

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