Call for experts - Food Policy

Seeking food experts!

Are you a practitioner with direct experience in implementing policy and projects related to food at local level? Are you a lawyer focusing on procurement, a behavioural specialist, a marketing expert or a dietician, an urban planner, or a data expert with a keen interest in food challenges in European cities? Then we are looking for you!

Food Trails is an EU-funded project that aims to translate the Milan Urban Food Policy pact‘s shared vision and commitment into integrated, measurable, long-term progress towards sustainable food systems in Europe. At the heart of the project lies the co-designing and co-implementation of pilot actions in 11 European city regions to develop innovative and integrated urban food policies.

The Food Trails consortium is now looking for external remunerated experts; ideally, practitioners directly involved in urban food projects and policies or related topics (citizens’ engagement, marketing etc.), to be involved in the project’s knowledge-sharing activities.

Such a programme represents a unique opportunity to work with cities and their local stakeholders to shift urban food systems toward healthy, fair, sustainable standards.

Possibilities for experts to be involved are twofold:

  1. Support partner cities by being involved in the Food Trails peer-to-peer learning programme (ca 8 full days of work), including travel
  2. Provision of technical training and targeted support through online knowledge-sharing workshops (ca 4 full days of work)

Eurocities, on behalf of the project, is looking for experts with diverse and complementary competencies and experiences to meet the partners’ learning needs, among others:

  • Awareness raising and citizens’ engagement
  • Behavioural science
  • Nudging and marketing
  • Urban food system assessment and the mapping of the urban food activities
  • Food policy and strategy, and food policy council development.
  • Food dignity and access, and ensuring vulnerable groups’ inclusion in policy-making
  • Public procurement          
  • Supply chains logistics and length
  • Healthy diets and nutrition, including nutrition education
  • Food waste and circularity
  • Urban and peri-urban agriculture
  • Innovation
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation and biodiversity protection
  • Land tenure

Are you interested?

To propose yourself as a candidate, please send your CV and a short Motivation Letter explaining how your participation would support the goals of the Food Trails Project (max 1 page) before 20 June 2022 to the following email address:

Please specify your topics of expertise, interest in one of both activities and your financial retribution expectations for one (1) workday, VAT excluded.

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