|EIT RIS Programmes, online
|sessions (May) with extension for project works and final assignment in November
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
The deadline for applicants from:
Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Ukraine
has been extended to March 31st, 2022
EIT Food Government Executive Academy is an executive-level training program for public sector representatives from Southern and Eastern European countries, deepening their knowledge of agri-food innovations and sectoral regulation, and helping address societal challenges across Europe through mission-based policies and Smart Specialization Strategies.
EIT Food Government Executive Academy brings together public sector representatives from countries in Southern and Eastern Europe, covered by EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS), with professionals working in the field of agri-food innovations from industry, academia and European institutions.
The Academy is an advisory and capability building program 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 Specialization Strategies (RIS3) and inspire the future development of operational programs based on the EU Structural and Investment Funds as well as networking opportunities for public sector representatives from different regions and countries.
You will meet:
You will be part of a cohort including public sector representatives from countries of the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme, involved in the design, implementation and/or monitoring of Research & Innovation Smart Specialization Strategies (RIS3) related to the agri-food industry or in defining regulatory policies related to the agri-food industry. During the Academy, you will meet government executives, directors, managers, scientists and other experts working in the agri-food industry, non-governmental sector, European institutions and media.
You can expect:
The Academy will provide you with expert knowledge on challenges faced by the global agri-food 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 agri-food 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 of other countries and participate in an international network of policy experts involved in the updates of RIS3 and the development of the future operational programs based on European Structural and Investment Funds, 2021-2027.
1. Workshops focused of real-life challenges experienced by food industry players and actual needs of industry and customers.
2. Lectures offering insights into the complexity of food system, state-of-the-art technologies and innovations developed by the agri-food industry.
3. Highly interactive learning program based on case-studies and real-life examples working with European experts in agri-food industry and innovation management
4. Excellent opportunities to build an international network of policy makers working on the agri-food related Research & Innovation Smart Specialization Strategies (RIS3), exchanging experiences to continuously improve the national and regional policies.