EU Policy Manager, EVU
Directly: EVU President (Felix Hnat), and indirectly: Board member Jasmijn de Boo
Internal: EVU staff, EVU member organisations, EVU leadership
External: decision-makers, other NGOs, EAPF, food industry representatives
Ideally Brussels (or remote, ideally within easy travel distance from Brussels)
Full-time; part-time options will be considered
Dependent on experience
Are you passionate about food system transformation? Are you interested in plant-based solutions in this transformation? Then join us at the European Vegetarian Union (EVU)!
We are a small, but dedicated team advocating for plant-based foods as a vital part of the transition towards more sustainable and healthy food systems in the EU, giving a voice to the growing number of Europeans choosing more plant-based products over animal-based nutrition.
Together with our policy manager and our 43 member organisations in 28 countries you will be able to exert a wide range of tasks to push the plant-based movement forward in Brussels: from classic political advocacy and lobbying to PR and media engagement to legal work. If you have experience in one or more of these, this is your opportunity to join us and use your expertise to make the EU more sustainable.
EVU is the umbrella organisation of vegan and vegetarian associations and societies throughout Europe. We are active in European policy networks of NGOs, food industry, other umbrella organisations such as EAPF, and campaigns advocating to increase the production and consumption of plant-based foods and other alternatives to animal products. This is done through improving the level playing field for plant-based and alternative foods, increasing policy incentives for these sectors, improving consumer information related to plant-based and alternative proteins, supporting sustainability initiatives, as well as removing barriers that impede the availability and affordability of plant-based and alternative products to animal foods.
The EU Policy Manager will be responsible for building on and expanding the policy and public affairs environment to ensure that the strategic and operational plans support EVU’s objectives.
The EU Policy manager will develop and promote policies and outreach plans that enable the growth of the plant-based and cultured food industry and reduce animal consumption, and influence relevant agriculture, consumer, environmental and health agendas primarily at EU level. The position works with plant-based alliances, such as EAPF, and other relevant partners, to:
Strategy and planning
Integration, collaboration and alignment
External collaboration and representation
Benefits of working with us
Please send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your letter should detail the following:
The closing date for applications: 12 February 2023
First interviews: 16-17 February. Successful applicants will be invited to complete an (online) task.
Second interviews: 24 February
Please indicate in your cover letter if you are unable to attend within these timeframes.
For further enquiries about this role please contact email@example.com.
By applying for this position, you agree that your data will be shared with EVU staff and the EVU board.
If an employment contract is concluded between you and EVU, your application documents will be included in the personnel file at EVU’s system and stored for at least the duration of the employment relationship and any subsequent storage obligations.