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News article2 February 2021

Call for recruitment: citizen engagement experts - Pollinators' decline

Visual of a wild bee on a flower - image for the Call of Recruitment

Insect pollinators are under threat.

In the EU, the abundance and diversity of wild pollinators have declined, with over 40% of insect species at risk of extinction.

In June 2018, the Commission adopted the first-ever EU initiative for tackling the decline of wild pollinators, including engaging citizens towards their conservation.

We are launching a Call for Recruitment for practitioners and experts in citizen engagement who will carry out participatory and material deliberation activities with farmers and citizens in four EU Member States (Belgium, Italy, Poland and Romania).


Apply online

Deadline 28 February 2021, at 23:59 CET

We will inform the successful candidates by email and hold interviews in March 2021.

Application criteria

  • Candidates are required to apply of at least for one of the four member states (Belgium, Italy, Poland, Romania).
  • Candidates are required to have work experience in conducting citizen engagement activities.
  • Experience in the field of Pollinators' decline and conservation is an asset.

The evaluation committee includes JRC staff specifically appointed for this call.

All contacts will be made via email.

Description of work of experts

The expert will conduct citizen engagement activities focusing on the decline and conservation of pollinators.

The JRC has designed a number of citizen engagement activities and will provide supervision for their implementation. Citizen engagement activities will target ordinary citizens and local farmers.

The expert will be responsible for:

  • Taking stock of local citizen engagement initiatives
  • Recruiting participants and scientific experts
  • Moderating the activities
  • Defining the location for the activities and the events
  • Reporting on the process and the outcomes of the activities


For more information, please email


Publication date
2 February 2021