Policy Advisor Cooperative advocacy

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20 Oct 2021

The Secretariat of Copa-Cogeca

which represents European farmers and European agri-cooperatives

is recruiting

1 Policy Advisor  

Copa and Cogeca are looking for a policy expert for cooperative advocacy, analysis, communication and policy work.

Main duties will include:

  • Promotion of the cooperative model of enterprise, both from an economic and market perspective.
  • Monitoring and analysis of the EU legislative developments impacting the agri-food and forestry sectors, with a special focus on cooperative issues and strategic developments.
  • Support and development of a European cooperative business networks.
  • Enhance the knowledge on cooperative issues among the EU Institutions as well as all other relevant policy actors.


  • University degree (B.Sc. or M.Sc.) in agronomy, economics, political science, or law.
  • Professional experience in policy, and public affairs at EU level gained in cooperatives, cooperative organisations and/or EU institutions.
  • Strong knowledge of the functioning of the EU and its legislative procedure.
  • Good knowledge of and keen interest in EU policies related to the agri-food and forestry sectors and their value chains
  • Extensive knowledge of the cooperative sector, governance and purpose.
  • Highly developed team spirit, strong analytical skills, strong interpersonal skills, ability and desire to learn fast and great communication skill set.
  • Language skills: Fluency in English and French are required. Other European Union language(s) is/are an advantage.

Please send your application (CV + covering letter in EN) by 22nd October 2021 to:

Mr. Umberto Di Pasquo: umberto.dipasquo@copa-cogeca.eu

Please note that only selected candidates will be contacted


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