Call for trainers: Hate Speech

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Call for trainers: Hate Speech

Call for Trainers: Hate Speech

01. Background

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 capacity-building training takes place in the fringes of this project.

2. Purpose of the Training

This training is a first general introductory training on this topic for ENoP members. The purpose of the training is to provide ENoP members with an in-depth knowledge on the nature and impact of hate speech and how it relates to freedom of expression. Participants will also address concrete examples, tactics and strategies of how to respond to hate speech. They will familiarise with counter-actions possible within a framework of choices and tools to determine which action is the most suitable in given circumstances.

The training will be online and should be structured in a way to provide awareness and a concrete set of strategies they can tailor to the profile of their work to implement and create an inclusive environment at their activities.

The training should be articulated around the following points: 1) Introduction to the nature of hate speech 2) causes and consequences and 3) counter-actions.

3. Tasks to be performed

The expert will prepare a 2-phase workshop (equal to 1 day) on Hate speech. The workshop should include the following elements:

  • Introduction

-Forms and nature of hate speech

-How it is regulated in Europe

  • Causes and consequences
  • Counter-actions

This list is indicative and non-exhaustive. The trainer should suggest a more detailed and articulated programme. Every component of the training should be backed by a practical exercise with the group aiming to keep the interaction and attention of participants.

4. Target group

The participation of the workshop is limited to 15 participants in order to be able to engage

actively in the practical exercises. ENoP members are political foundations from different EU

member states and political affiliations. The size of the foundations varies to a large extent,

depending on the national context. The members attending the training will possess different

levels of knowledge and experience on the topic.

5. Methods

The training should apply interactive and participatory tools, involving all participants.

It should include practical exercises, which are close to the reality of the participants’ work.

6. Deliverables
  • Receipt of training offer by 25 January 2021
  • Training agenda and presentation of the training concept by 1 February 2021
  • Moderation and facilitation of a one-day online training via Zoom or other interactive online platform used by the Trainer (in total 3 hours of training that should be divided among 2 workdays).
  • Ensuring a recording of the training for the exclusive use of ENoP members (desirable)
7. Date and location

Date: End of February 2021. Please, state the dates of your availability in your offer.

Location: Zoom online platform (or other online platform that the Trainer uses).

8. Language

The workshop language is English.

9. Profile and expertise

ENoP is looking for a trainer with the following profile:

  • Expertise on hate speech and its counter-action strategies
  • Track record of successfully implemented trainings
  • Profound expertise in developing training concepts and in conducting trainings
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent English skills
  • Experience with forms and nature of hate speech in the work environment will be considered as an asset
10. Remuneration and other compensations

Remuneration: offer based

Travel costs: non-applicable

Hotel accommodation: non-applicable

11. 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 of each offer.

12. Procedure for expression of interest

Experts with the above-mentioned profile are kindly invited to send their CV, outlining their relevant experience, and their expected overall fee for the preparation and the facilitation of the one-and-a-half-day training. The applications shall be sent to Aleksandra Starčević by 25 January 2021.