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EIT Food Government Executive Academy
EIT Food Government Executive Academy

EIT Food Government Executive Academy

EIT Food Government Executive Academy brings together public sector representatives from 28 RIS countries, researchers working in the field of agrifood innovations from industry, academia and European institutions.

Overview

The Academy is an advisory and capability-building programme that offers insights into 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 programmes based on the EU Structural and Investment Funds.

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 Bioazul.

Key features

  • 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 the 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 the agri-food industry and innovation management;
  • participants do not pay tuition fee;
  • excellent opportunities to build an international network of policymakers working on the agri-food related Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3), exchanging experiences to continuously improve the national and regional policies.

Deadlines

EIT Food GEA will be held online on 15, 16 and 22 June 2021 with subsequent mentored teamwork and final session in October-November 2021.

Deadline for application to the EIT Food RIS Government Executive Academy for applicants from: Cyprus, Hungary, Latvia, Malta, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania has been extended to April 23th. Please apply at EIT Food Application Portal.

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

    Programme

    An intensive programme of lectures and workshops offering state-of-the-art knowledge on the complexity of food systems, management of innovations and regulation issues. A crucial part of the programme are workshops presenting real-life challenges experienced by global food industry players (e.g. Danone, Bioazul, etc.) and the actual needs of customers.

    The programme is comprised of three days of classes, workshops, and meetings delivered by leading European experts in agrifood industry, innovation management, regulation and MBA level leadership programmes. It is highly interactive and features a variety of teaching tools (simulations, case-studies, etc.). The program ends with a collaborative team project.

    More about GEA 2021

    You can expect:

    The Academy will supply you with expert knowledge on challenges faced by the global agrifood industry, state-of-the-art technologies relevant to the contemporary food system and best practices in innovation management. With our guests and experts from the field, you can expect to strengthen the innovation eco-systems in your country, increase the internationalization of your country’s agrifood companies and increase success rates of new product launches to leverage the benefits of public funding distributed for Research & Innovations. You will also have an opportunity to share good practices, benefit from lessons learned from other countries and participate in an international network of policy experts involved in the updates of RIS3 and the development of future operational programmes based on European Structural and Investment Funds, 2021-2027. 

    You will meet:

    You will be part of a cohort of 34 government representatives from 28 RIS countries (Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Faroe Islands, North Macedonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine) involved in the design, implementation and/or monitoring of Research & Innovation Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3) and programmes related to agrifood industry, or in defining regulatory policies related to agrifood industry.

    During the Academy, you will meet government executives, directors, managers, scientists and other experts working in the agrifood industry, non-governmental sector, European institutions and media.

    Past editions

    Here you can download the EIT Food GEA Agenda for 2018 and 2019.

    Apply

    The organizers aim at outstanding public sector representatives (including regional and central government officials as well as professionals working in state agencies, regulatory bodies or research universities) from 28 RIS countries (Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Faroe Islands, North Macedonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine).

    The ideal applicant should:

    • Be involved in the design, implementation and/or monitoring of Research & Innovation Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3) related to agri-food industry or in defining development projects of regulatory policies related to agri-food industry in her or his country;
    • Have relevant knowledge and experience in public policy development on a regional or national level;
    • Have a leadership potential which means she or he has a track record in coordinating projects or contributing to new initiatives in RIS3;
    • Have an entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving and willingness to share her or his knowledge with other participants of the EIT Food GEA;
    • Bring diversity. We strongly encourage applications from various geographical regions and women submitted by specialists in multiple fields.

    All workshops will be held in English. Therefore at least a working knowledge of this language is required.

    APPLY HERE

    Partners

    University of Warsaw
    Danone Research
    VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
    BIOAZUL

    Project Lead

    Piotr Nawrocki
    Institution

    University of Warsaw

    Role

    Project Coordinator

    Contact details

    pnawrocki@wz.uw.edu.pl

    Mansour Esmaeil Zaei
    Institution

    University of Warsaw

    Role

    Project Coordinator

    Contact details

    mez@wz.uw.edu.pl

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