[Call for Lead Author] Compilation on good practice examples of deliberative democracy
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[Call for Lead Author] Compilation on good practice examples of deliberative democracy

A new form of politics is gaining steam. Providing an alternative to traditional representative routes, citizen assemblies and other forms of deliberative democracy try to help governments through discussing and developing recommendations on needed steps to safeguard a healthy and stable world.

Practical examples on direct involvement of citizens in democratic processes enable an open discussion on particular policy challenges and giving recommendations to elected governments. Involved citizens are randomly selected to reflect the demographic diversity of the population. The process is typically facilitated by an independent and apolitical organisation, which brings in experts across a wide range of disciplines, as well as competing interest groups and the voices of those personally affected by the issue in question.

Building up on this, the European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP) and the Association of European Regions (AER) are initiating a project that would capitalise on successful examples and good practices, while at the same time discussing the full potential and future of such direct involvement of citizens in democratic processes.

Therefore, ENoP and AER are looking for a lead author that will develop a publication – a compilation on good practice examples of deliberative democracy on three different levels of government (national, regional and local level).

The lead author will have the following tasks:

  • Attending the ENoP – AER Forum on deliberative democracy, 1-2 June, in Brussels
  • During the above-mentioned Forum, the cases for the study will be presented, so the author is to listen and take notes
  • Reaching out to representatives of organisations and government officials involved in the selected cases
  • Doing research on the success, challenges and future of deliberative democracy, based on the experience of the selected cases
  • Developing the publication – a compilation of good practice examples of deliberative democracy based on the guiding principles and questions found in the Terms of Reference.
Required key competencies and experience of author:
  • Senior expert on deliberative democracy, with at least 7 years of relevant professional or academic experience on the topic of deliberative democracy and citizens’ assemblies
  • Experience with developing publications, papers and/or articles on topics related to democracy-related topics
  • Previous engagement and/or cooperation with civil society and other organisations organisations that have experience with deliberative democracies
  • Participation in international, regional or national events related to forms of deliberative democracy, such as forums, working groups, high-level political meetings, workshops, etc. is considered an asset
  • 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 is an asset
  • Fluent in English (both, spoken and written).
Tentative dates and duration of assignment:
  • Start of the assignment: 01 June 2022
  • First draft delivery: 14  September 2022
  • Study delivery deadline: 14 October 2022
  • Presentation of Study on Launch Event: October – November 2022

Please note that while the duration and dates of the assignment are tentative, the number of days allocated to the publication should not exceed 45 days, as indicated in the table below.

 

Study Components

Number of Days

Participation at the ENoP – AER Forum

2 days

Research, interviews and writing (including draft, revisions and

final version)

42 days

Publication launch event

1 day

Mission’s Total Days

45 days

Application Procedure:

Applications should include:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Links to published articles and studies
  • 3 recent relevant publications in pdf format or as a URL link
  • pdfs or URL links of additional publication would be considered an asset
  • Detailed service price quote for the assignment

Candidates should address their applications to ENoP acting Policy & Liaison Officer Jasmina Mršo by email to: jasmina.mrso@enop.eu

Application deadline: 26 May 2022 

For more information on the project and details regarding the study outline and structure, please consult the below enclosed Terms of Reference.

[Call for tender] Proofreading services
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[Call for tender] Proofreading services

Background and purpose of the call

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”.

In the scope of this, ENoP and its members regularly produce a variety of publications, ranging from position papers and statements, to large-scale studies. In order to ensure the quality of the final products, ENoP is looking to engage a tender to provide proofreading services.

Tasks to be performed

The expert is expected to deliver the following services:

  • Grammar, spelling, punctuation check;
  • Improvement in style, consistency and readability;
  • Ensuring the correct use of UK English;
  • Checking the formatting, page numbering, table of contents on request;
  • Plagiarism Check on request;
Deliverables

Timely delivery of the above services upon request.

Profile and Expertise

The service provider should match the following profile:

  • Proven expertise in proofreading and editing of texts in English;
  • Native UK English speaker/s;
  • Experience in the field of EU affairs and policy areas linked to ENoP’s work is an asset.
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 and hourly rates for services requested.

The applications shall be sent to Elka Hubenova elka.hubenova@enop.eu by 20 May 2022.

For further details please refer to the full Terms of Reference below:

[Call for trainers] Training on EU Project Management: Communication & Visibility for EuropeAid Projects
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[Call for trainers] Training on EU Project Management: Communication & Visibility for EuropeAid Projects

Background of the training

Together with local partners, ENoP member foundations implement a variety of EU co-funded grant projects around the world (mainly in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the MENA region), thereby contributing to EU democracy support and sustainable development. The EU puts great emphasis on ensuring that EU development policy, in particular EU co-funded projects, are professionally communicated and enjoy high visibility in the respective partner countries. This training is therefore intended to provide an opportunity for staff from ENoP member foundations to get acquainted with the EU requirements for visibility and communication and best practice-examples for innovative and effective communication and visibility activities.

Objective of the training

The main objective of the training is to explain the most important Communication & visibility requirements for EuropeAid grant projects and give participants concrete tips on how to ensure visibility of their projects. The training will support staff (incl. local staff) from ENoP member foundations who manage EU co-funded projects and conceptualize new projects or from members that plan to do so in the future. After completion of the training, participants have learned the most important aspects C&V requirements, have learned about innovative and effective visibility activities and are well equipped to draft a convincing Communication and Visibility Plan.  

Scope and methodology of the training

Content

  • Overview of the communication and visibility requirements as outlined in the Communication and Visibility manual for External Actions (use of Logos, disclaimers, online communication)
  • Best practices & examples for creative visibility activities in EuropeAid grant projects
  • Special Focus: How to design visibility activities in the digital sphere? Best practices & ideas for creative online visibility activities in the Covid-era.
  • Tips for drafting a convincing communication and visibility plan and developing indicators to measure success.
  • Exchange of participants’ experiences with communication and visibility (e.g. feedback received from EU delegations)

Form

  • Methodological mix: Combining input by the trainer with interactive elements such as group work, practical examples, experience sharing etc. 
  • Leaving room for individual questions of participants and exchange of experience among participants
  • Providing Power Point Presentation & list of online resources that participants can use after the training
Required profile of the trainer
  • Substantial expertise and experience in the management of EuropeAid grants, in particular the General Conditions, the PRAG and the INTPA Companion;
  • Experience of conducting trainings on EU funding in international contexts;
  • Substantial experience in consulting for / writing / reviewing / conceptualizing / implementing successful EuropeAid grant projects;
  • Fluency in English both written and oral;
  • Experience in conducting online trainings.
Deliverables
  • Receipt of training offer by 8 April 2022
  • Moderation and facilitation of a 2-day à 3,5 hours online training via Zoom (in total 7 hours of training that can be divided among 2 days in one week).
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 training as well as proposed program of the training. Applications shall be sent to Aleksandra Starčević aleksandra.starcevic@enop.eu by 8 April 2022.

For further details please refer to the full Terms of Reference below:

[Call for tender] Website & Visual Identity Development
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[Call for tender] Website & Visual Identity Development

Background and purpose of the call

Dating back to 2013, International Democracy Week is an annual event organised in the fringes of International Day of Democracy by the European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP), European Partnership for Democracy (EPD), International IDEA, European Endowment for Democracy (EED) and Carnegie Europe.

In the scope of this flagship event, we are looking to engage an expert for the development of a visual identity and website.

Tasks to be performed

The expert is expected to deliver following services:

  • Development of the International Democracy Week visual brand;
  • Development of the International Democracy Week WordPress website;
  • Support with any other branding tasks and website management related to the above-mentioned event.
Deliverables
  • Visual identity proposals by 25 April 2022;
  • Website development by end of June 2022;
  • Graphic and editorial services throughout duration of contract on request;
  • Strategic support and advice throughout duration of contact on request.
Profile and Expertise

The service provider should match the following profile:

  • Expertise in website development;
  • Expertise in visual identity and branding development;
  • Full graphic design offer, including web, print and illustrations;
  • Excellent English skills;
  • Proven record of cooperation with political associations is an asset
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 and hourly rates for services requested.

The applications shall be sent to Elka Hubenova elka.hubenova@enop.eu by 07 April 2022.

For further details please refer to the full Terms of Reference below:

[Call for services] Engagement & Outreach Consultancy
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[Call for services] Engagement & Outreach Consultancy

Purpose of the call

The overall goal of the Action is to further develop and strengthen the ENoP network and ENoP member organisations, with the objectives of:

  • Increase acknowledgement of ENoP and its members in development cooperation and democracy support in policy making spheres and processes at national, EU and international level.
  • Enhancing and deepening cooperation between ENoP and other relevant networks in the field of development cooperation and democracy support
  • Strengthened awareness of the political foundations’ views on relevant policy issues among EU institutions and other stakeholders

In order to achieve that, engagement and outreach have been identified as key elements, particularly closely linked to following indicators:

  • Number of relevant stakeholders reached through communication and visibility digital actions
  • Number of relevant stakeholders engaging in dialogue and systematic collaboration

As a reflection of this, ENoP is therefore looking for service provider to enhance and to leverage these collaborative efforts in close cooperation with ENoP Secretariat, in order to achieve above-mentioned objectives.

Services to be delivered

The service should include the following elements:

Outreach

  • Expansion the external contacts database and identify new relevant stakeholders for potential cooperation;
  • Mapping and analysis of target groups;

Content promotion

  • Conception, development and implementation of an integrated strategy of promotion for ENoP publications and events;
  • Support for the dissemination of policy papers, strategies, briefings, reports, and other external documents;
  • Development of engagement and outreach strategies for targeted groups, including relevant tools and platforms to engage with ENoP members;
  • Identification and recommendation of relevant outreach and engagement actions for ENoP members and external stakeholders;

International Day of Democracy 2022

  • Oversight of the development of International Democracy Week website in close cooperation with partner organisations;

Branding and Visibility

  • Consultation Services;
  • Support and guidance for any other relevant services linked to ENoP visibility and outreach actions linked to events and publications.

This list is indicative and non-exhaustive.

Profile and expertise

Consultant should have following expertise and experiences:

  • Experience in coherent strategy and effective implementation of public relations, media relations, event management
  • Experience in working engagement and outreach strategies, including branding promotion;
  • Proven knowledge of EU institutions decision makers, stakeholders and relevant actors in the fields relevant for ENoP;
  • Excellent knowledge of development cooperation and democracy support community;
  • Excellent communications skills and ability to adapt to different target audiences;
  • Experience in conceptualisation, planning and coordination of communication campaigns and integrated communications services
  • Experience in working in an international environment will be considered as an asset;
  • Excellent oral and written command of English;
Expression of interest

Consultancy companies with the above-mentioned expertise and experience are kindly invited to send offer and CV to Aleksandra Starčević aleksandra.starcevic@enop.eu by 04 April 2022.

For further details please refer to the full Terms of Reference below: