Med Culture: Open call for capacity development experts in the field of culture

Med Culture: Open call for capacity development experts in the field of culture

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Deadline: 31st May, 2015

In the framework of the EU-funded Med Culture programme, a set of capacity development activities have been scheduled to take place in the next two years (2015-2017). These activities target both the authorities and cultural practitioners from the civil society in South Mediterranean countries.  The purpose of this open call is to establish a pool of experts who would be eligible to moderate and/or to contribute both to the content and design of these activities.

Tasks to be accomplished

In close collaboration with the Med Culture Capacity Development Expert, the candidates will be invited to prepare a tailor-made intervention to answer priorities identified throughout the consultation phase of the programme across the region in 2014. The candidates will have to implement the designed activity based on a Peer-to- Peer approach to a group of 15-20 participants. A report will have to be delivered at the end of the assignment.

Technical details

Around 15 actions targeting the authorities and civil society practitioners are planned. These actions will be implemented over a period of 1-3 days each time and will take place in the countries[1] involved in Med Culture programme. The experts are expected to have the flexibility to travel to these countries accordingly.

Themes

  • Pooling resources and new models of partnerships and collaboration
  • Advocacy for culture
  • Employment in the cultural field and business sustainability
  • Broadening the base: working in the peripheries
  • Higher education in cultural policies and management

Selection criteria

This call is open to cultural experts[2] from the civil society or from the public sector, researchers, academics or trainers.

Participants will be selected according to the following criteria:

  • Thematic expertise: a thorough knowledge of the theme to be addressed. A good knowledge of the region is an asset. For the peer to peer sessions to be delivered to public authorities, a deep knowledge of policy-making and public institutions in the region is a must.
  • Professional experience: proven track record in training around the proposed themes. The selection will focus on the quality and the relevance of the experiences. 
  • Content of the applications: the relevance of the approach to the theme chosen by the applicants is a key element in the evaluation of their application.
  • Geographical criteria: Experts from and based in the countries involved in the Med Culture programme[3] as well as applications involving dual partnerships from European and Southern countries will be given priority.
  • Language: strong command of English or French is a must. Knowledge of Arabic language is an asset.

Application procedure

Applications should be sent in one file, 8 pages maximum and should include the following:

  • a cover letter / expression of interest (1 page max)
  • a proposal regarding one or more of the themes she/he wishes to tackle and the methodology she/he suggests to implement (2 pages max)
  • a CV (3 pages max)
  • Examples of previous research or case studies in related fields can be also included (2 pages max).

Please note that documents that are submitted in separate files or applications surpassing the defined number of pages will not be considered.


[1] Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Palestine, and Libya with the exception of Syria where cooperation is currently suspended until further notice from the European Commission.

[2] Could be cultural practitioners who enjoy a specific expertise that fits the listed themes

[3] Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Palestine, and Libya with the exception of Syria where cooperation is currently suspended until further notice from the European Commission.

[4] Individual or dual applications