[Call for trainers] Training on Media
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[Call for trainers] Training on Media

Background 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.

Objective of the training

The objective of the training is to provide participants with knowledge and set of tools for successful communication with media and formulating messages. The training will support staff (incl. local staff) from ENoP member foundations by introducing them to communication with media. They will learn the methods on how to approach target group most effectively and the tools for formulating effective messages. 

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.

The training will equip participants with a variety of practical dos and don’ts when communicating messages to the press.

Scope and methodology of the training

Content

  • 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.

Form

  • Methodological mix: Combining input by the trainer with interactive elements such as group work, mini-surveys 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
  • 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
Deliverables
  • Receipt of training offer by 07 October 2022
  • Moderation and facilitation of a 2-day à 3 hours online training via Zoom (in total 6 hours of training that should 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 07 October 2022.

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

[Call for trainers] Training on Policy Brief Writing
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[Call for trainers] Training on Policy Brief Writing

Background of the training

Policy briefs are a key tool to present research and recommendations to a non-specialized audience. They serve as a vehicle for providing evidence-based policy advice to help readers make informed decisions. A strong policy brief presents research findings in effective and well-adapted language, and draws clear links to policy initiatives. Successful policy briefs are clear and concise stand-alone documents that focus on a single topic.

Objective of the training

The objective of the training is to provide participants with knowledge and set of tools to write well-structured and strong policy brief. Participants will learn how to target the audience and communicate key messages with the right level of detail in order to have the biggest effect on targeted stakeholders. After the training, participants will be able to write an effective policy brief that proposes a solution to a well-defined problem that can be addressed at the level of policy.

Scope and methodology of the training

Content

  • Understanding the basic elements of a policy brief;
  • Targeting the audience;
  • How to frame the issue;
  • How to present research;
  • Recommendations & conclusion.

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.

Form

  • Methodological mix: Combining input by the trainer with interactive elements such as group work, mini-surveys 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
  • Expertise on working with policy analysis and policy writing, in particular 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
Deliverables
  • Receipt of training offer by 22 September 2022
  • Moderation and facilitation of a 4 hours online training via Zoom (or other online platform provided by trainer).
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 22 September 2022.

 

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

[Call for trainers] Training on Effective Policy Communication
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[Call for trainers] Training on Effective Policy Communication

Background of the training

The goal of policy communication can be thought of as informing citizens of the existence of a policy and persuading them to participate in and/or comply with the policy requirements.  Target-based communication enhances policy effectiveness and contributes to strengthen the public’s trust, which is crucial to guarantee the credibility of their policies. To do effective outreach to policy makers, it is important to understand what they care about and what motivates them and to structure of the arguments in a way that will resonate with targeted beneficiaries.

Objective of the training

The objective of the training is to provide participants with knowledge and set of tools for presenting and effectively communicating their policy work. Participants will learn how to target the audience and communicate key messages with the right level of detail in order to have the biggest effect on targeted stakeholders. After the training, participants will be able to critically assess the methods and approaches to lobbyists and other stakeholders in policymaking process.

Scope and methodology of the training

Content

  • Stakeholder mapping and analysis;
  • Understanding the principles of lobbying and approaches on the policymaking process;
  • Setting goals/outcomes;
  • Formulating the communication;
  • The seven C’s of communication: clear, correct, complete, concrete, concise, considered and courteous;
  • Storytelling and narratives in policy communication;
  • Tools and channels for effective policy communication.

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.

Form

  • Methodological mix: Combining input by the trainer with interactive elements such as group work, mini-surveys 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
  • Expertise on working with policy analysis, in particular 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
Deliverables
  • Receipt of training offer by 15 September 2022
  • Moderation and facilitation of a 4 hours online training via Zoom (or other online platform provided by trainer).
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 16 September 2022.

 

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

[Call for country authors] Study on Democracy and Climate Action
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[Call for country authors] Study on Democracy and Climate Action

Background and purpose of the call

The European Network of Political Foundations – ENoP and its Working Group on Sustainable Development are coordinating the development of a Study on the correlation of democratic development/categories of regime and a country’s effort in addressing issues of climate change. Therefore, we are looking for six country experts to deliver case studies on the selected target countries and work with our lead author on the conclusions and policy recommendations.

The Study will target the following six countries, divided by categories used in the Economist Intelligence Unit Democracy Index:

  • Full Democracy: The Netherlands and Canada
  • Flawed Democracy: Brazil, Indonesia and South Africa
  • Authoritarian: China

These case studies will provide a general account and specific examples of how the relevant country addresses climate change issues through land use planning decisions; they will be prepared in line with a structured template and methodology provided by the lead author and approved by the ENoP Secretariat and Working Group Sustainable Development.

Tasks to be performed
  • Working with the lead author, following his outlined methodology;
  • Developing the first draft of the case study for their target country by agreed deadline;
  • Applying recommendations given by the lead author for improving the first draft of the case study;
  • Preparing the final version of the case study of their target country by agreed deadline;
  • Developing key policy recommendations together with the lead author.
Profile and Expertise

Essential competencies and experience of country authors:

  • Proven expertise in governance structures and practice in the relevant country, in particular in relation to land use planning and environmental decision making.
  • Proven expertise in national climate policymaking, including both mitigation of climate emissions, and adaptation to climate impacts.
  • A demonstrated track record of writing in English to a high standard.

Expertise must be demonstrated by relevant post-graduate qualifications, or at least 3 years of relevant professional experience. Writing proficiency in English should be demonstrated by providing up to two studies, articles, or other pieces of work, which must have been written exclusively or primarily by the applicant. 

Desirable expertise of the country authors:

  • Relevant legal qualifications, particularly if they have a focus on the issues of environmental governance and climate change.
  • Experience in the preparation of environmental impact assessments, particularly for infrastructure projects.
  • Expertise in two or more of the following areas:
    • climate mitigation and/or adaptation in the field of transport infrastructure;
    • domestic energy supply issues, with a particular emphasis on climate mitigation and energy efficiency;
    • renewable energy infrastructure.

Expertise in these areas can be demonstrated by relevant postgraduate qualifications, or by evidence of project work on the relevant subjects (ideally by reference to published studies or articles authored or co-authored by the applicant).

Time Frame

Start of the assignment: 24 October 2022

First draft delivery: 25 November 2022

Case study delivery deadline: 30 December 2022

Presentation of Study on Launch Event: 28 February 2023

Study Components

Number of Days

 Initial call with author and first draft of the case study

2 days

 Reviewing lead author comments and final version of the case study

2 days

Mission’s Total Days

4 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 Publications Editor Jasmina Mršo by email to: jasmina.mrso@enop.eu

Application deadline: 30 September 2022

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