Looking for a moderator for the 2019 EIP Water conference – apply by 6 May

Looking for a moderator for the 2019 EIP Water conference – apply by 6 May

Under its service contract “Support to the European Innovation partnership on Water” for the European Commission, DG ENV, Fresh Thoughts Consulting GmbH aims to contract a conference moderator for the 5th conference of the European Innovation Partnership on Water, which will take place in Saragossa, Spain, 12 December 2019. We ask interested candidates to submit their expression of interest, a detailed financial offer per task, and CV to our email account office[at]fresh-thoughts.eu by 6 May 2019. In case you have any questions previously, please approach us under the same email.

Specific tasks required:

  • Moderate the 1-day conference, in English
  • Review and upgrade the existing draft agenda, including conference dynamics and the engagement of participants, by mid-June 2019
  • Prepare a detailed conference script, by mid-November 2019
  • Assure the necessary cooperation with the local hosts and the European Commission’s team regarding the conference agenda and development
  • Coordinate with conference speakers regarding the conference topics and the specific presentations, including review of draft presentations 

Selection criteria:

  • Excellent English language and moderation skills
  • Previous experience in moderating high-level conferences
  • Knowledge of the European water sector is an asset
  • Previous similar work for the European Commission is an asset

Background: This will be the 5th EIP Water Conference, after Brussels (2013), Barcelona (2014), Leeuwarden (2016) and Porto  (2017), and shall build upon the European Innovation Partnership (EIP Water)’s efforts so far to foster innovation in the water sector and overcome the main existing barriers. At the same time, it is a stepping stone into the future, as the current EIP Water is planned to end in 2020, and it will likely be followed by new actions to address water-related challenges and secure enhanced compliance with the EU water acquis, whilst strengthening partnerships for joint efforts. Previous conferences had an attendance of between 350 and 1200 participants.

Overall aim: To raise awareness about the need and urgency to improve water management across the European Union, take stock of key European Commission’s findings based on the 2019 Fitness Check of EU Water Law and promote the exchange of best practices and innovative approaches at technical, governance and policy levels.