Public call for applications
The consortium consisting of DW Akademie (lead organization), BBC MA, OSIAF (executed by OSF-Armenia) and two Armenian media organisations Hetq and Factor, were awarded from the European Commission to implement the EU co-funded project "European Media Facility in Armenia – Building sustainable and professional media". The overall aim of the Project is to contribute to a vibrant Armenian media sector that is able to fulfil its role as a watchdog for Armenian society. In particular, the Project aims to support independent Armenian media to become more professional and financially sustainable. The Project foresees a whole set of activities, for instance the set up of an E-School for media management, capacity building for fact-checking and investigative reporting, strengthening networks within Armenia as well as with Eastern Neighborhood and European counterparts, and the financial support to regional media organisations. For further information for this project, please find updates on the Project on the Company' s social media page: https://www.facebook.com/DWAkademie.EuropeAndCentralAsia/
. Please click the link for full information about the call for proposal: https://share.ard-zdf-box.de/s/p5AEPJQ3iBXe6em
This call for application is to award one independent Armenian organization for the successful establishment of an E-School for media, supporting the professionalization of Armenian media managers. By this, the Project contributes to the specific objective to support independent Armenian media to become more professional and financially sustainable. The financial support will be employed to achieve the objectives of the Project by selecting a local organization that develops and implements the activities related to the establishment of the E-School. A detailed timetable of envisaged activities leading to clear results with objectively verifiable indicators will be elaborated together with the contractual party DW Academy after the award. The activities to be implemented during the three-year project lifetime are:
- Selection of 10 trainers (taking into consideration gender equality) for E-School training;
- Conduct 6 Training of Trainers for 10 suitable trainers (2 trainings per year, 3 days each) in cooperation with DW Academy;
- Conduct need assessment of Armenian media managers in cooperation with DW Academy;
- Develop an E-School concept/ program based on the outcomes of the needs assessment and taking into consideration learning methods such as Blended Learning, in-class events and alternate online classes (in cooperation with DW Academy);
- Selection of 60 media managers to participate in E-School program (beginning of each year – approx. 3 months each) in cooperation with DW Academy;
- Coordinate and organize four E-School modules through trained trainers and in cooperation with DW Academy. The four modules are: marketing, strategic management, finance management, digital strategies;
- Award ceremony for E-School graduates in cooperation with DW Academy;
- Develop appropriate tools (e.g. website, social media channels) for E-School promotion and strengthening media networks;
- Photo documentation, publication of results of financial support;
- Internal progress reporting on outputs and deliverables.
A maximum of 120.000 Euro will be assigned to the successful applicant.
In order to be eligible to submit the application, the applicant must be:
a) A registered independent legal non-profit or media entity in Armenia that can accept international funds;
b) Operative since at least 2 years from its day of registration;
c) The applicant organisation must have a clear accounting system and procedure including proper documentation of financial transactions;
d) Proven experience in the field of journalistic education and training, media development;
e) Institutional capacity (consisting of at least 5 permanent staff members) to build strong partnerships with local organisations working in the fields of academic and professional training, education, and development;
f) Proven experience in the implementation of international grant-support projects (including proposal and budget planning, project management, project evaluation and accountability).
Priority will be given to a local organization as they can provide a deeper understanding of local media, which will directly benefit the media managers and their respective media outlets and help understanding local needs, especially in social relevant topics such as environmental issues, marginalized groups, people with disabilities, and/ or women.
The E-School is targeting media managers throughout Armenia. However, a strong focus should be given to media managers operating in the rural areas of Armenia. This should be taken into consideration when applying to the establishment of the E-School.
The financial support will start as soon as the contract between the applicant and DW Academy has been signed and timetable, deliverables and reporting mechanisms have been agreed upon. The contract will automatically end with the end of the project that is on 31 July 2023. Each applicant can submit only one application.
ПРОЦЕДУРА ПОДАЧИ ЗАЯВОК:
Step 1: Submission of application (Annex I) as well as supporting documents (certificate of registration, annual financial report, list with reference projects, organizational chart). Please use the provided template for Annex I:(https://share.ard-zdf-box.de/s/p5AEPJQ3iBXe6em
The Project proposals can be submitted via email to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 2: Award of grants and contract signing. Grantee contract template is available here for information (https://share.ard-zdf-box.de/s/p5AEPJQ3iBXe6em
The Application must be written in English language using Annex I attached to this document. Hand-written applications will not be accepted. The narrative should respect the number of pages as indicated in the Annex. At this point of stage, no budget shall be submitted.
Additionally, applicants should submit by email together with the application and additional Annexes the following scanned or photocopy of original documents:
a) Certificate of registration;
b) Latest annual financial report;
c) List with reference projects following table provided in Annex I;
d) Organisational chart (permanent and non-permanent staff).
The applicant has the right to send a request for clarification until 14 May 2021 days before the deadline to the following email address: email@example.com
. All questions will be answered, summarized and shared in a compiled document on the online platform of the call and via email with all applicants no later than 19 May 2021 before the deadline.
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Public Call - Establishment of an E-School in Armenia.pdf - .
Annex I Application - Establishment of an E-School in Armenia.docx - .
Annex II Draft Contract - Establishment of an E-School in Armenia.docx - .
Annex III General Conditions - Establishment of an E-School in Armenia.pdf - .