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EIT Food Government Executive Academy 2020

13 February 2020 North-East, South, Albania EIT Food Government Executive Academy brings together public sector representatives, including regional and central government officials, from 28 RIS countries, researchers working in the field of agri-food innovations from industry, academia and European institutions.

EIT Food Government Executive Academy 2020

Deadline: 05/04/2020

The Academy is an advisory and capability-building program that offers insights into the challenges related to food system innovations and regulations. It is also an opportunity to exchange best practices that will contribute to further improvements of Research & Innovation Smart Specialisation Strategies and future development of operational programs based on the EU Structural and Investment Funds as well as a chance to build networks of government representatives crucial for new EU funded programs.

The Academy is delivered by University of Warsaw, EIT Food CLC North-East and EIT Food CLC South with a group of industrial partners: Danone, VTT, and PepsiCo.


This activity will take place between the 17th and 19th of June 2020 in Warsaw, Poland.

Applications are open from the 24th of January till the 5th of April 2020. Please apply at EIT Food Application Portal.

Please, visit the website of the Academy to find out more about the program and organization of the event.

Key features of the Academy

  • workshops focused on real-life challenges experienced by global food industry players and actual needs of industry and customers
  • lectures offering insights into the complexity of food system, state-of-the-art technologies and innovations developed by the agri-food industry
  • highly interactive learning program based on case-studies and real-life examples
  • working with European experts in agri-food industry and innovation management
  • participants do not pay tuition fee and have travel and personal costs reimbursed (up to the level of €1,000 gross refunded in accordance with EIT/Horizon 2020 rules)
  • excellent opportunities to build an international network of policy‐makers working on the agri-food related Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3), exchanging experiences to continuously improve the national and regional policies.

Learn more about the Academy here.

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