Call for 6 Country Experts for ENoP Study
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Call for 6 Country Experts for ENoP Study

6 country experts NEEDED

For ENoP Study on "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 implementing 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 6 country experts to contribute to a study on: The role of political parties and civil society organizations in ensuring political participation of citizens in representative democracies.” The experts will contribute with content on the specific country chapters that he/she is assigned to, while all chapters will be put together and into a coherent publication by a lead author. The study will cover all of the following countries:

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

We seek to hire 1 expert per country, linked to the 6 above-mentioned countries. Thus 6 country experts in total.

Main responsibilities & tasks of the experts

The purpose of the study is to describe and compare the different roles and capacities of political parties and civil society groups in guaranteeing citizens’ political participation in representative democracies, and to look into potential conflicts and forms of cooperation between them. Each country expert is expected to:

  • To provide a detailed response to a questionnaire prepared in advance by the lead author;
  • To prepare a concise overview of the key functions, approaches and activities of civil society organizations and political parties in fostering political participation in the specific country, including recommendations for the general conclusions of the study drafted by the lead author.
  • Deliver the interim and final products in a timely manner.

Qualifications/Requirements:

The country experts will be selected on the basis of the following set of key competencies and experiences:

  • Thorough knowledge of the political and CSO landscape in the specific country;
  • Expert with at least 4 years of relevant professional experience on political party cooperation in the specific country;
  • Experience in cooperation with civil society organizations, including through strengthening CSOs in the respective country;
  • Experience with political party advisory in the respective partner country is an asset;
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to identify relations between different processes;
  • Ability to express themselves in a clear and concise manner;
  • Experience in a similar assignment is an asset;
  • Fluency in English (both, spoken and written).

Application Procedure

  • Candidates should address their applications to ENoP Executive Director Mana Livardjani by email to: recruitment@enop.eu
  • Deadline: 15 February 2020 12:00 (midday)
  • Applications should include:
    • CV
    • Cover letter
    • 3 recent relevant publications or studies in pdf format (in ENG)
    • Detailed service price quote per work day for the assignment (We estimate an average of 4 working days for the assignment).

When submitting your application, please specify the country for which you are applying.

For more details on this offer, please find below the detailed Terms of Reference (ToR):

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 aleksandra.starcevic@enop.eu by 25 January 2021.

Call for Trainer: Training on Diversity and inclusion
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Call for Trainer: Training on Diversity and inclusion

Call for Trainer: Training on Diversity and inclusion

1.  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 understanding of the principles of
diversity and inclusion as well as strategies and practices to achieve a diverse and inclusive
environment.

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 a diverse and
inclusive environment at their activities.

The training should be articulated around the following points: 1) Introduction to the principles of
diversity and inclusion 2) Inclusiveness in activities and 3) best practices.

3.  Tasks to be performed

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

  • Introduction
  • What is inclusion?
  • Civility and sensitivity
  • Inclusion in activities (outreach, selection of speakers…)
  • Exchange of good practices (include examples of online events)

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 6 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:

  • Particular expertise on diversity and inclusion principles and 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 diversity and inclusion 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.  Awarding criteria

Best value for money. The evaluation team will place an average weight of 60% to the price
component and 40% 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
aleksandra.starcevic@enop.eu by 25 January 2021.

 
Call for Trainers: Training on Media
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Call for Trainers: Training on Media

Call for trainers: training on media

1.  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 broad understanding of today’s media world.  Participants will develop understanding of types and demands of different media, as well as approaches to critically consume media and information.

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.

The training should be articulated around the following points: 1) Types and demands of different media 2) Media and information landscape in the European public sphere 3) Dos and don’ts of communication your messages to the press.

3.  Tasks to be performed

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

  • Media landscape and challenges in the European public sphere
  • How to build media relations
  • Dos and don’ts of communication your messages to the press

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 6 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: By the end of April 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 working with Media and in the European public sphere
  • Track record of successfully implemented trainings
  • Profound expertise in developing training concepts and in conducting trainings
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent English skills
  • Experience with audiovisual policy and media freedom in the EU 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 aleksandra.starcevic@enop.eu by 25 January 2021.

Call for Trainers
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Call for Trainers

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

Background
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.

 

PURPOSE OF THE TRAINING

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 
Call for Tender
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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

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 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.

Deliverables

  •  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.

Language

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 aleksandra.starcevic@enop.eu by 05 October 2020.