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Youth Mission

​Young people are a critical part of our future. They will deliver the deep change our world requires.

Youth Mission is EIT Food’s Umbrella programme aiming to pique youth’s interest in the food that reaches their plates and become the agrifood leaders of tomorrow.

2022

The EIT Food Youth Mission is an umbrella project aiming at developing awareness and better attitude towards foods, sustainability and bringing the career opportunities, in the agrifood sector, closer to primary and secondary schoolchildren.

With society facing major challenges such as obesity, food waste and environment degradation, the need for the next generation to make better food choices has never been more important. Unfortunately, we are currently facing, particularly among our youth, decreasing levels of engagement and knowledge about our food. WIthout knowledge and engagement, the very needed change will not happen.

Through this programme, EIT Food is not only harvesting new insights on how to deepen learning experiences around food, its critical role for health and sustainability but also motivating the generations to come on potential career choices in the agrifood sector. We know that the age between 9 and 18 is crucial to inspire leadership, entrepreneurial mindset, and vocational possibilities.

The age between 9 and 18 is crucial to inspire leadership, entrepreneurial mindset, and vocational possibilities. This is why through the Youth Mission EIT Food will harvest news insights around food, its critical role for health and sustainability and will motivate the generations to come on potential career choices in the agrifood sector.



Partners

Project lead

Vivien Bodereau

Vivien Bodereau

Education Programme Manager
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Viktoria Soos

Communication Expert at Climate Smart Elephant
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Elena Santa Cruz

Consumer Researcher at Sensory & Consumer lab at AZTI
Miriam SASTRE

Miriam Sastre EIT Food South

RIS Communication Manager
Dr Karen Miller

Dr Karen Miller

Activity Leader
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Dr. Eliška Selinger

Assistant Lecturer at III Faculty of Medicine Charles University in Prague / National / Medical Doctor & Public Health Specialist at National Institute of Public Health
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Maria Neocleous Maliotou

Food Scientist & Food Educator
Bent Egberg Mikkelsen

Bent Egberg Mikkelsen

Professor of Urban Food Systems Transformation at Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management at University of Copenhagen

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