Call for Trainers

Call for Trainers

Call for Trainers on
"Gender mainstreaming in EU project proposals"

ENoP is currently an implementer of an EU co-funded project and part of our objective is to strengthen the capacities of our members, including in the areas of EU funding, project applications and development of calls for proposals.



The main objective of the training is to explain the importance of a gender perspective and gender mainstreaming in EuropeAid applications/projects and to illustrate how to best include it even if the project’s main objective is not explicitly geared towards improving gender equality. The training will equip participants with a variety of practical ideas to promote gender equality in the design and implementation of EU projects.  

The training shall be organised in 2 consecutive working days and each session shall be of 3 hours. The dates for implementing the training would be in November and would depend on the availability of the trainer. Therefore, when submitting your quotation, please also include the dates that would work for you. 
Procedure for expression of interest
Should you be interested in this call, please send us your:
  • Content Offer & Price quote 
  • CV
For more details on the conditions and timeframe, please find below the Terms of Reference (ToR).
Application deadline: 23 October 2020 
ENoP joint statement on NDICI October 2020

ENoP joint statement on NDICI October 2020

In view of the next round of negotiations between the EU institutions on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027, ENoP together with 7 civil society organisations and networks, have signed a joint statement, calling on EU Member States and the European Parliament to reverse cuts to the NDICI and to reinforce the humanitarian aid budget in the EU budget talks. 

The undersigned organisations and networks call on EU Member States and the European Parliament to:

  • Reverse the cuts to the NDICI by bringing it back to the EC’s 2018 proposal of €78.994 billion in 2018 prices;
  • Reinforce the humanitarian aid budget;  
  • Increase substantially the funding for the thematic and rapid response actions pillars of the NDICI by reducing the allocation to the “emerging challenges and priorities cushion”. More specifically, the thematic pillar should be  increased to at least 11.49% of the NDICI budget, while the rapid response pillar should be increased to at least 3.76% of the NDICI budget.
The statement is undersigned by:
Call for Tender

Call for Tender

Consultancy Services in the area of Public Affairs and visual communication consultancy, content design and corporate identity development, content creation and graphic design


The European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP) is a cooperation structure, serving as a communication and dialogue tool between the European political foundations and the Institutions of the European Union (EU), as well as civil society actors in the fields of democracy support and development cooperation. Furthermore, the Network provides services to its members to facilitate their participation in the respective programmes of the EU.
The Network counts over 50 member foundations from 23 EU Member States. The members are affiliated to six political party families represented in the European Parliament (Renew Europe, EPP, S&D, ECR, Greens/EFA, GUE/NGL), but are independent in their decision-making and financing of international projects.
The activities of political foundations in the fields of democracy support and development cooperation include public campaigning and awareness raising, advocacy work vis-à-vis political institutions and decision makers in their respective home countries, as well as the EU level. The main focus, however, is on the implementation of democracy support and development projects with local partners in more than 100 developing and transition countries throughout the world.
Since March 2019 ENoP is implementing an EU co-funded action grant, called “Strengthening ENoP as actor in support of democratic and pluralistic societies”.
The current project of enhancing communication efforts both in the area of content and visual communication takes place in the fringes of this Action.

Purpose of the Project

In the scope of the Action, ENoP acts as a services provider for its members, both in executing the projects and serving as a communication platform for members. The purpose of this project is to align and to further develop the existing tools and activities.
The goals should be:
– Update of the visual brand, including rebranding exercise, update of visual elements, implementing the results through existing and future materials.
– Support in creating existing tools engagement and development of new ones, both for members and the public.
– Support in creating a strategic action plan for outreach activities.


Tasks to be performed

LOT 1: Strategy and Content
a) Workshop
   – Preparation and delivery of a 1-day workshop with the goal of developing a strategic action plan;
   – Assessment and evaluation of existing materials and tools in regard to content and presentation;
   – Development of new communication and visibility tools.
b) Rebranding
Updating visual brand: colour, fonts, poster, as well as picture language and illustrations, including a design manual.
LOT 2: Collateral
a) Adapting existing material to updated visual brand, including website, positioning papers, brochures, presentations, posters, business stationary.
b) Ongoing graphic services, including print-ready and web-optimized files, web design, diagrams and graphics, layout processing of text and images. Additional to existing material, design may include reports, papers, posters, brochures, postcards, and others.
c) Services for the provision of copywriting, editing and proof checking. The services shall include adapting the tone and style of different publications as they will vary according to target audience and medium.


  •  Workshop mid-October 2020 as a kick-off
  • Rebranding exercise until end of November 2020
  • Adapting existing material until end of 2020
  • Graphic and editorial services throughout duration of contract on request
  • Strategic support and advice throughout duration of contact on request

Time frame

Services are to be delivered as from 12 October 2020 until the end of 2020. An extension of contract is possible.


The language for communication and service delivery is English.

Profile and expertise

ENoP is looking for a service provider with the following profile:

  • Particular expertise on Public Affairs and communication campaigns
  • Profound expertise in policy consultancy and understanding of political processes on European and Member State level
  • Full graphic design offer, including web, print, illustrations and stationery
  • Full service editorial offering, including editing, copywriting and proof-checking
  • Excellent English skills
  • Proven record of cooperation with political associations is an asset

Remuneration and other compensations

Remuneration will be done in two lots:
LOT 1: Offer for workshop, rebranding and updating existing material
LOT 2: Hourly rates for additional graphic work on request

Award criteria

Best value for money. The evaluation team will place an average weight of 30% to the price component and 70% to experience and content.

Procedure for expression of interest

Service providers with the above-mentioned profile are kindly invited to send a company deck, outlining their relevant experience, the expected fees for LOT 1 and their expected hourly rates for:

  • Consultancy Services
  • Graphic Services

The applications shall be sent to Aleksandra Starčević by 05 October 2020.

Closed: Lead author for a Study

Closed: Lead author for a Study

Lead Author for a Study

“The role of political parties and civil society organizations in ensuring political participation of citizens in representative democracies.”

The European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP) is a platform for communication and dialogue between political foundations in Europe, the EU institutions, and civil society organisations (CSOs) in the fields of democracy support, development cooperation and political dialogue. The network consists of 54 member foundations and one affiliated entity, coming from 23 countries within the EU. The members are close to six party families – ECR, EPP, Greens/EFA, GUE/NGL, Renew Europe and S&D – represented in the European Parliament, and belonging to the democratic spectrum.

The main focus of ENoP is reflected in the activities of four working groups: “Sustainable Development”, “Democracy”, “The Future of Europe” and “EU Funding” as well as in the implementation of relevant projects with local partners in more than 100 countries around the world. In 2016, ENoP has signed a Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) with the European Commission and since 2019 it is an implementer of an EU co-funded project, aimed at strengthening the organisation as an actor in support of democratic and pluralistic societies.  

In this context, ENoP is looking to hire a lead author and commission him/her to develop a study on: The role of political parties and civil society organizations in ensuring political participation of citizens in representative democracies.” The study will cover all of the following countries:

  • Southeast Asia: Philippines, Cambodia
  • Africa: Tunisia, Benin, Kenya
  • Latin America: Bolivia

Lead author

The Lead author should ensure the timely delivery and quality content of the study, reflecting country examples from all of the above-mentioned six countries.    

Main responsibilities & tasks include:

  • Develop a questionnaire for the country experts aimed at obtaining detailed first-hand data for the study from each of the respective countries;
  • Draft country summaries for each of the six countries, based on the input collected from the country experts;
  • Act as contact person and coordinate the work of all country experts;
  • Develop the content of the study based on the structure and predefined questions in the Terms of Reference (ToR);
  • Integrate the country analysis and add all chapters together in a coherent manner; 
  • Provide timely feedback to ENoP at any stage of the drafting process;
  • Deliver the interim and final products in a timely manner.


  • Senior expert on international development cooperation, with at least 7 years of relevant professional experience on political party cooperation in third countries;
  • Understanding of the EU’s development and democracy support policies, with a strong focus on cooperation with civil society and political parties in partner countries;
  • Previous engagement in cooperation with civil society organizations, including through strengthening CSOs is a strong asset;
  • Experience with political party advisory in partner countries is an asset;
  • Participation in international or regional policy meetings, such as diplomatic forums, working groups, high-level political meetings, policy workshops, etc. is considered an asset;
  • Fluent in English (both, spoken and written)

Application Procedure

  • Candidates should address their applications to ENoP Executive Director Mana Livardjani by email to:
  • Deadline: 30 September 2020 12:00 (midday)
  • Applications should include:
    • CV
    • Cover letter
    • Links to published articles and studies
    • 3 recent relevant publications in pdf format
    • Detailed service price quote for the assignment

For more details, please find enclosed the complete Terms of Reference (ToR).

ENoP Statement on EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy July 2020

ENoP Statement on EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy July 2020

The European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP) welcomes the Joint Communication of the European Commission and High Representative to the Council on the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy 2020-2024.
With the adoption of the Council Conclusions on Democracy in October 2019, the European Union delivered a strong political message about its ambitions for democracy in external relations.
We therefore believe that the new EU Action Plan should operationalise these ambitions both by emphasizing democracy and human rights equally in the document and by including the relevant civic and political actors in the process of implementation.
Our statement highlights these important issues and provides concrete recommendations to the implementation of the Action Plan.