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European Alternatives is looking for a Project Manager to join our team

The Role  

By joining European Alternatives, you will take on the role of Project Manager for the project “Democratic Odyssey”. 

We are seeking an experienced and passionate Project Manager to join our transnational dynamic team, in this project which is entering its operational phase after two years of preparation with partners at European University Institute, Particip-action and Mehr Democratie amongst others. The Democratic Odyssey is a crowdsourced, decentralized and collaborative campaign developing a concept and strategy to institutionalise a permanent peoples’ assembly in the European Union. The campaign is led by scientific coordinator at the European University Institute and co-managed by a consortium of over 25 academic, civil society, campaigning, practitioner and other organizations, including EA. Together the consortium organizes workshops, webinars, trainings, publications and comms campaigns; all linked to a holistic vision of democratic renewal.

The Project Manager at European Alternatives will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating an EU ‘CERV’ grant as part of the  “Democratic Odyssey” project, working with three partners delivering the project, ensuring the project’s milestones are completed on time, within scope, and within budget. This role requires excellent leadership, organisational, and communication skills, along with a strong commitment to our mission & values.

The Project manager will work on a daily basis with the Co-Directors, the Deputy Director, the Head of Communications and the partners of the project (Mehr Demokratie, the European University Institute, Particip-Action). They should be located in Paris or Florence.

Working conditions 

  • Full-time or 4 days/week
  • 16 months contract 
  • Salary: 29.000-32.000 gross for full time depending on experience 
  • European Alternatives has its headquarters in Paris. A working space in Florence with the EUI team of the project can also be organised. The person recruited is expected to spend at least 3 days/week physically in the office. 
  • Frequent travel is to be anticipated: up to 30% of working time 

How to apply? 

Send your CV and application letter to info@euroalter.com with the object “Project manager Democratic Odyssey application”  by the 20th of June 2024. 

The first round of interviews will be held in the week of the 24th of June, online. 

Diversity & Inclusion 

European Alternatives is an organisation actively seeking to move through an anti-racist and anti-oppressive journey in every aspect of its work. We acknowledge that people from under-represented backgrounds aren’t included enough in the NGO sector and we are strongly committed to doing what we can to correct this. We especially want to hear from you if you feel that opportunities like this are less available to you. European Alternatives is an equal opportunities employer and particularly encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, education and working experiences. 


Type of contract: you can either be employed directly in France or in Italy OR be on a freelance contract.