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Open call for trainers to lead Water Academy

Call for trainers to lead the virtual Water Academy workshops in Greece, Italy and Spain within the project Water Scarcity in Southern Europe.
EIT Food South
Spain, Greece, Italy
Deadline: 31 July 2020

About Water Scarcity in Southern Europe

Water scarcity is a growing challenge in Southern Europe and is expected to affect other parts of Europe in just a few decades, especially if no action is undertaken. According to research by the EU Commission, Europe could cut its overall consumption by up to 40 percent. The biggest opportunities to increase water efficiency lie in improving irrigation management, water recycling, as well as repairing leaks in public supply networks. Sustainable water management is essential for several European key sectors such as tourism, agriculture, energy but also for the chemical, paper and food industries.

This is why four of EIT’s Innovation communities join forces to find innovative solutions for water scarcity. This initiative is led by EIT Food in collaboration with EIT Climate, EIT Manufacturing and EIT Raw Materials.

So far, the initiative has conducted a series of workshops with experts to identify the most urgent water scarcity challenges and dedicated “challenge labs” to look closer at some of the innovative solutions for sustainable and efficient water management.

About the Call

As a next step, the project will organise an educational programme gathering a wide range of stakeholders including local decision-makers, authorities, local companies (in particular SMEs), industry, students, farmers and the general public, in order to get them to contribute and help them better understand the complexity of the ecosystem and the global trends.

We are now looking for five skilled workshop animators/trainers to led the virtual Water Academy workshops in Greece (October 26), Italy (November 5), Spain (November 18). Basic requirements are general knowledge of any of the five sectors related to Water Scarcity (agriculture and food, climate, manufacturing, raw materials), paired with good communication, presentation and animation/teaching skills. Selected trainers should be proficient in at least one local language, i.e. Greek, Italian, Spanish.

The Water Academy will consist of three sessions (General session in the morning from 9:00 am – 12:00 am; three parallel break-out sessions from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm; closing session from 3:30 to 4:00 pm). The general session will emphasize the importance of the change needed for the whole business ecosystem. For the afternoon sessions, the participants will be split into groups based on their sector of activity. For the closing session, trainers from the break-out sessions will be available for all the stakeholders to ask additional questions.

To apply

The application process will consist of 2 steps, both steps have to be completed before 31 July 2020:

1. Send a CV to the following email addresses with the subject “Application for the Water Academy Trainer”

2. Fill in the application form available here.

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