Terms of Reference
Service contract: Trainings module for local authorities and civil society in participative democracy: LAP Programme within the project Mostar – Spaces to Activate and Rejuvenate
Our ref: CPG/6274/2021
Project Mostar: Spaces to Activate and Rejuvenate
Local Democracy Agency Mostar was established in 2004 within the Program of the Local Democracy Agencies of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe that aims to foster the democratic process and respect of human rights in the Western Balkans. LDA Mostar works to support the local democracy and respect of human rights in Mostar area consistently applying the method of decentralized multilateral cooperation. Since the establishment, our primary goal is the promotion of local initiatives focusing on active civil society, transparent and accountable public authorities and exchange of best practices through development cooperation, good governance and sustainable local development.
Working in the city of Mostar known as the divided city, makes our core mission to create stronger links among citizens of different ethnic background even more important. LDA Mostar is consistently engaging the local community members in public policy process, reaching out to society as a whole including marginalized groups in grass-root initiatives and encouraging civic activism and increased public participation in policy-making. We are proud to have been able to develop a wide range of training methods and user- friendly tools to empower citizens for participation and to promote good governance principles, among which the most successful ones are:
Mostar – Spaces to Activate and Rejuvenate is a three-year project, which aims to improve the contents and use of public spaces in Mostar through the active involvement of citizens and support for their initiatives that contribute to the quality of civic, cultural and economic life in the city of Mostar. The project intends to support citizens and local authorities to effectively use new skills, tools and mechanisms to address priorities in an inclusive, gender-sensitive, participatory and systematic manner.
Partners from the local community will implement a series of innovative activities to initiate and involve citizens with the aim of establishing a dialogue between communities, regarding common priorities, within their spheres of activity.
In addition, the Project will directly allocate funds (grant) for the financing of infrastructure projects and interventions in public space, as well as initiatives that will be led and designed by citizens, and which relate to common public space and common activities.
The Leadership Academy Programme (LAP) course is an interactive training programme for public authorities of all levels that seeks to develop leadership for organisations, leadership for strategy and leadership for capacity building. The program is being introduced for the first time in BiH by LDA Mostar in cooperation with CRH Trebinje and certified LAP trainers.
The project leading partner is People in Need (PIN), a Czech non-profit, non-governmental organization that provides humanitarian and development aid in more than 30 countries around the world. Along with PIN, the consortium's equal members are Everyday Peace Indicators (EPI), Youth Cultural Center Abrašević (OKC Abrašević), Local Democracy Agency Mostar (LDA Mostar) and Nešto Više (NV).
The project is financed by the Government of the United Kingdom.
Objective and Scope of the work
The purposes of this contract are as follows:
The overall goal of the project is aims to improve the contents and use of public spaces in Mostar through the active involvement of citizens and support for their initiatives that contribute to the quality of civic, cultural and economic life in the city of Mostar.
In that context, Local Democracy Agency (LDA) Mostar is looking for two providers/trainers with Leadership Academy Programme training expertise and experience, to provide service on implementation of training Leadership Academy Programme modules for local authorities and civil society in participative democracy – for city of Mostar: 20 representatives of City of Mostar and 20 grass root civil society organizations from Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The aim of this activity is the representatives of local authorities and civil society to strengthen the capacities in assessing and monitoring the local level of good governance and using participatory methods, in order to be able to identify more sustainable, fair and inclusive solutions.
Deadline for submitting the application: 16.09.2020. until 4:00PM (CET)