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Call for Proposal to support RIS activities in Public Engagement and Education – EIT Food

EIT Food through the different Functional Areas aims to actively promote and support a shift in engagement from consumers as passive recipients, to citizens as change agents.We have introduced the Proof of Concepts (PoC), new Public Engagement activities.
EIT Food South
Deadline: 30 April 2021

As part of the EIT Food 2021 call, there are several tasks identified in RIS activities RIS Professional Development and RIS Public Engagement Proof of Concepts 2021 that needs specific support to be implemented. We are looking for a person responsible to manage, implement and monitor the tasks identified that will be primarily executed during the year by the assigned EIT Food partners on pan-European level. The responsibility includes as well to support on the administrative and communication issues related to these activities, and other ad hoc tasks when necessary.

  • Monitor the execution and performance of the assigned activities as outlined in the annual Business Plan.
  • Manage the full cycle of the assigned activities, including the (amendment) business plan, and end of year reporting tasks.
  • Contribute to the evaluation of the assigned activities and thereby to the development of a strong multi-year portfolio.
  • Answer partner questions and communicate with partners to process any modifications, if needed, into projects, budgets, Key Performance Indicators and work plans. Raise red flags and propose solutions to manage risks. Liaise with the corresponding EIT Food responsible person when needed for supporting Activity Leaders as they progress through the programme on a variety of topics.
  • Support the compliance of EIT Food activities with Horizon Europe eligibility rules.
  • Safeguard that all project materials for dissemination and communication follow the EIT Food brand guidelines.
  • Co-operate closely with RIS Programme and Project Managers in managing the activities, and with the corresponding Communication Manager and other members of the communication team to support on ad hoc basis in areas of communication when required.
  • Promote the activities and planned events in regional and national media, encouraging the involvement of partners for the preparation of promotional material in national languages, including support with blogging and writing of newsletters, posting updates, news, video reports and other assignments to promote and build the activities and engage participants.
  • Support with the recruitment of eligible RIS participants per workshop/event.
  • Cooperate with the EIT Food team coordinating workshops; Assist with the design and delivery of face-to-face events (if COVID-19 permits). Support with the design and facilitation of online workshops and events, maximising engagement between primary and secondary producers, advisors, farmers, factories´ employees as well as managers responsible for the strategy and profitability of their agrifood businesses coming from RIS eligible regions.
  • Keeping documentation on GDPR and forms confirming RIS eligibility of the appropriate number of participants required by EIT Food.
  • Consistently monitor and report on participants’ engagement in the programme, adapting and learning as we go.
  • Capture recordings and photos from the programmes to promote activities in the near future and to make proper justifications if needed.
  • Report periodically about the progress of the work to the RIS Programme Manager within EIT Food.
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