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EIT Food to launch open call “Grow Workshops”

EIT Food has launched an open call for projects in the EIT Food Focus Area ‘Sustainable Agriculture’, underlining the strategic importance of engaging the farming community. The main spotlight of this call will be on support for, and engagement with, farmers, and possibly SMEs in the first stage of production.

Grow workshops are educational workshops/symposia on emerging trends and technologies that should also contain a network building exercise to establish regional and European networks of farmers and first stage food production SMEs, as well as encourage the adoption of new technologies by these stakeholders.

Strong links to the strategic objectives and demonstration of societal/market needs are expected to be shown, as well as clear descriptions of the competencies and skills participants will take home. Each proposal will need clearly outlined and well-shaped communication and dissemination plans.

The call is open to both existing EIT Food partners as well as external organisations and it will follow the below steps and deadlines:

  • Deadline for the expression of interest: 15/01/2021 at 23:59 (Midnight, CET). An e-mail is expected to be sent to grow-workshop@eitfood.eu.  
  • Deadline for the submission of applications: 21/02/2021 at 23:59 (Midnight, CET). All applicants need to submit an online application form with fields available in the Annex 3 of the Grow Call Guidelines.
  • Expert Reviews: 22/02/2021-11/03/2021. All proposals considered eligible will be reviewed by panels of well-qualified and experienced reviewers.
  • Approval and Feedback: 12/03/2021. Proposers will be notified of the results of the review – aggregate score. 

Details about the call are explained in these Grow Call Guidelines.

Applications will have to be submitted via the EIT Food Application Portal which will become available in the week of 18 January 2021.

Should you have any queries related to this call for proposals, please contact grow-workshop@eitfood.eu.