HPiB Project presented at the “Youth for community, a new momentum for civic activism” conference

Our project “Hacking Participation in Balkans – Innovative ways of empowering Balkans youth to impact policy making processes” – (HPiB) was presented at the “Youth for community, a new momentum for civic activism” conference organised by the National Youth Congress in Tirana on the 26 October 2018 with the support of Hanns Seidel Foundation.

Our mentor, Mrs Orkidea Xhaferaj, introduced participants to how we are working with young people in Albania and Serbia to increase participation in policy making and fostering digital mobility as a long-term cooperation tool among WB6 youth. About 70 young people were part of the event as well as representatives of civil society, international organisations and policy sector. A manual for youth activism in policy making was also presented.

Opening of the tender process BID 5/2018

Center for Comparative and International Studies (CCIS) for the needs of the of the project ‘Microenterprise development project for women in the cross-border area’, which is being realized within the framework of the ‘Cross-border cooperation program with Albania for 2014 and 2015’, which is implemented by a consortium led by the Center for Change Management (CCM). Is opening a tendering process as regarding the below:

The project envisages realization of 12 full-day trainings for a maximum of 30 participants in Elbasan region. The trainings will be implemented in the period from November 2018 to December 2019. We invite you to submit your offers according to the information given at the Invitation for Bids and the Requested Offer Form, which are provided in attachment. The selection of the most appropriate bid will be executed according to the ‘lowest bid price’ principle. The payment will be made after each of the trainings delivered on the basis of the submitted invoice.

The above documents describe in detail all the information required for the procurement.

The deadline for submitting the bids via regular mail is up to November 9, 2018 no later than 16:00 o’clock at the address:

Center for Comparative and International Studies

Rr. Elbasanit, Pall filipeu 2, apt 4 E. Tirana

With ATT to: Enis Sokoli

Any additional clarifications regarding the offer can be obtained through the e-mail address of CCIS, [email protected], till Nov 3, 2018, no later than 16 o’clock.

Call for Consultancy Service

Center for Comparative and International Studies (CCIS) from Tirana for the needs of the project “Development of micro enterprises of women in the cross-border area”, implemented under “Cross-Border Cooperation Program between Macedonia and Albania for 2014 and 2015” is seeking to contract a consultant for Feasibility Study on existing policies related to sustainable development of micro-enterprises owned by women in Albania, with the focus the cross-border area in Elbasan region.

Requirements for applicants

Offers will be accepted from individuals with a proposed CV of the consultant. Consultant shall possess the following qualifications and skills:

  • Relevant university degree in economic sciences, and/or technical or political sciences, regional development/, business development and related fields.
  • At least 7 years relevant professional experience in research, designing public policies/business and entrepreneurship; gender issues; field experience with micro and small businesses;
  • Expertise and knowledge in conducting of assessments and surveys and/or preparation and development of local/regional economic programs and strategies;

Consultant will be selected on the basis of relevant professional experience, proposed methodology and price (Euro).

Time frame of the assignment

Delivery is planned in the period from beginning of November to end of December 2018 with provisional 15-20 days (max) of engagement under price offered in a competitive procedure.

Application process

All interested individuals need to submit an offer that includes the following information:

  • Short letter of interest with main reference to their experience related on the topic and all contact details (address, telephone, and e-mail) – 1 page;
  • CV of the consultant with a detailed information about professional background and experience – submitted in about 5-7 pages;
  • Proposed methodology with provisional work plan and price based on a daily fee for the consultant with no additional expenses allowed;

Please submit your application in English language to the following email address:

[email protected]  and cc : [email protected]

The deadline for submission is 9th of November 2018.

For more details, please see the full text of the Call here.

CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

TO DEVELOP AN ONLINE AND E-LEARNING PLATFORM TO SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE IN ALBANIA AND SERBIA ON PARTICIPATION IN DECISION MAKING THOUGH DIGITAL MOBILITY

This is a call for procurement of services by individual experts or consultants as a simple assignment. Services are requested for the development of an online and e-learning platform for HPiB project.

Currently CCIS is implementing a project financed by the Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO): “Hacking Participation in the Balkans – Innovative ways of empowering Balkans youth to impact policy making processes” (HPiB). The project is implemented in partnership with Center for Education Policy, Belgrade, Serbia.

The overall aim of the project is to enable Albanian and Serbian youth to impact policy and decision-making processes through active participation and better understanding of national and regional frameworks and foster digital mobility as a long-term cooperation tool among WB6 youth.

In this regard, CCIS is looking to engage an expert to develop an online and e-learning platform to support young people in Albania and in Serbia on participation in decision making through digital mobility.

CCIS Request for Provision of Services (download here)
CCIS Call for Expression of Interest (download here)
CCIS Technical Proposal Submission Form (download here)
CCIS Financial Proposal Submission Form (download here)

All interested experts shall express their interest the latest by 15th October 2018, midnight via electronic means at the following address: [email protected]

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Hacking Participation in the Balkans – Innovative ways of empowering youth in Albania and Serbia to impact policy making processes

Under the HPiB Project funded by RYCO, CCIS and CEP welcome young people (high schools, professional colleges, universities and youth organisations) to apply to participate in this project.

Prerequisites: Interest in regional cooperation, participation and policy-making; Good command of English; Previous experience in this area will be considered an asset.

Travel, accommodation and boarding will be covered by the project funds. All activities will be conducted in English, which is also the language of the application. Mentoring will be provided for both teams in Tirana and in Belgrade.

Read the full call for application here
Download the Application Form here

Call for Tender IPA Cross-border Project

In the framework of the IPA project “Microenterprise development project for women in the cross-border area” which is implemented in under the Programme ‘Cross border programme between Macedonia-Albania for 2014 and 2015’ the executive director of the Center for Comparative and International Studies (CCIS) has reached the following:

CALL FOR MENTORS

TO SUPPORT AND GUIDE TEAMS OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN ALBANIA ON PARTICIPATION IN DECISION MAKING THOUGH DIGITAL MOBILITY

Currently CCIS is implemented a project financed by the Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO): “Hacking Participation in the Balkans – Innovative ways of empowering Balkans youth to impact policy making processes” (HPiB). In this regard, CCIS is looking to engage two mentors in Albania to support teams of youth on participation in decision making through digital mobility.

All interested experts shall express their interest the latest by 08th October 2018, midnight via electronic means at the following address: [email protected]

Read full call for applications here

RYCO project – A unified agenda for youth

Erida Curraj, our Project Coordinator, attended RYCO meeting with Members of Parliament organised by RYCO in Tirana: A unified agenda for youth. RYCO organized the first meeting of the selected Members of Parliaments (MPs) of the Western Balkans within the program Strengthening Political Support for the Regional Youth Cooperation Office. Partner organisations and representatives from selected projects joined the discussions and suggested ideas for the future of youth in Western Balkans.

Read more: https://www.rycowb.org/?m=201806

CCIS at RYCO Pilot Capacity Building Training

Erida Curraj, our Project Coordinator, attended RYCO’s Pilot Capacity Building Training in Podgorica together with the representatives of 34 civil society organizations and high schools from the region, the lead applicants of the shortlisted project within the first RYCO Open Call.

The main aims of the training were to create a common understanding and common ground among the participants regarding RYCO in general, and more specifically, regarding the values of RYCO and the quality of the future projects. Moreover, the training aimed to live together an intercultural exchange and to enhance contact and exchange among the participants as project organizers and between them and RYCO and its representatives, but also to identify and to address key challenges for the organization of youth exchange in the Western Balkans and to jointly discuss approaches to deal with these challenges in order to ensure the quality of the future RYCO-projects.

Read more: https://www.rycowb.org/?p=4663

CCIS and RYCO – Project Contract Signed

CCIS signed the contract with RYCO for the implementation of the project “Hacking Participation in the Balkans”. HPiB is one of the five projects that will be implemented in Albania with the support of RYCO, and it aims to enable Albanian and Serbian youth to impact policy and decision-making processes through active participation and better understanding of national and regional frameworks. Fostering digital mobility is another aim of the project as a long-term cooperation tool among WB6 youth.

Read more: https://www.rycowb.org/?p=4725