The European Union-Eastern Partnership Culture Programme Call for Short-Term Senior Expert 2016

Publish Date: Jul 14, 2016

Deadline: Jul 20, 2016

Background of the Programme

The European Union-Eastern Partnership Culture Programme 2015-2018 aims at further strengthening of cultural policies, particularly the Cultural and Creative Sectors, and to strengthen the capacities of the culture sector and the culture operators in the EaP countries. It also aims to increase the links between public institutions and private actors and to include civil society in the decision making process, thus enhancing the role of culture as a driving-force for reform, promotion of inter-cultural dialogue and social cohesion. The Programme consists of four main components: (1) Strengthening national capacities in evidence-based policy, (2) Capacity-building in support of modernisation and reform in the cultural sector, (3) Development of international collaboration opportunities and partnerships including through participation in the EU's new major grants programme Creative Europe and (4) Communications and visibility strategy.

The Programme is administered by a consortium led by the British Council with its partners: the Soros Foundation-Moldova, the National Centre for Culture of Poland, and the Goethe-Institut. A Technical Advisory Team based in Kyiv runs the day-to-day management of the Programme with a team of six Country Coordinators.

Assignment Objectives

The Programme will organise three two-day workshops on cultural journalism for the group of 18 pre-selected journalists from 6 countries. The workshops will be organized consequently between September 2016 – March 2017 in Chisinau, Tbilisi and Kyiv.

The workshop objectives are:

  • to increase understanding of the importance and potential of CCSs among journalists as messengers to government and opinion leaders,
  • to share EU experience and case studies in cultural reporting,
  • to familiarize participants with professional digital tools to ensure self-sustainability and to open new opportunities for journalists,
  • to expand the network of Programme’s supporter-multipliers.

Participants will be selected from among journalists representing the key media and specialized cultural publications from 6 countries.

The workshops will be led by a joint team of an senior and junior experts.

Assignment scope

  • Experts will need to develop the course programme, learning materials and practical exercises based on the international best practice.  Experts will need also to demonstrate on how culture can be linked to other sectors (input of culture to sustainable humanitarian, economic and social development) will be used in workshops and invitations to workshops, to show journalists the relevance of cultural issues to their readers and audiences.
  • Senior trainer will also adapt the workshop content to the online course to ensure wider accessibility and dissemination of the knowledge. See more details on online course preparation in Annex 1.
  • The experts will also need to provide feedback on the article submitted as part of practical exercises during the training. 
  • We expect the trainers during a visit to Kyiv in addition to the filming of the course to participate in interviews with national media and for the Programme web site and give a public lecture on their training topic to graduates at a local university. 

Experts Profile

The European Union-Eastern Partnership Culture Programme 2015-2018 does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.

Applicants for the senior expert must meet the following criteria:

  1. At least ten years’ experience of working in the EU countries in cultural journalism;

  2. Experience of developing and running training courses on cultural journalism;

  3. The ability to communicate in English is required.

Application Procedure

The email subject line should say: Application for the position: Non-Key Short-Term Expert Senior: Cultural Journalism

The application must include the following:

  1. A CV in English.

  2. A one-page cover letter in English, which:

    • provides concrete examples of how the applicant’s experience and skills meet the assignment (based on the listed criteria for the Expert profile);

    • provides information about two referees who can be contacted by the British Council;

  3. A one-page proposal with structure (up to 5 topics) and summary of the workshop.

Please pay attention to the following:

  • References must be available on request.

  • All applications will be considered in strictly confidence.

  • The assignment cannot be undertaken by civil servants or other public officials of the Programme’s beneficiary countries, unless by exception and in relation to such individuals’ personal time.

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