Call for Offers

Call for Advocacy Campaigns for civil society organization contributing to peaceful and democratic development in the countries (Algeria, Libya, Tunisia) 


– Background of the Call for Application 

 The project “No Hate Speech” funded by the German foreign office, and the European Union, aims to increase the resilience against the growing danger of disinformation and Hate Speech on societies in the MENA region and promote peace in the digital space. In the framework of the project “No Hate Speech”, three peacebuilding campaigns shall be produced from Libya, Tunisia, and Algeria.”

No Hate Speech is part of the regional project “Digital Innovation for Peace” which started in January 2022 and is a network of media professionals and entrepreneurs to promote peace in the digital sphere with focus on the MENA region.


– Priority of the Call for Offers 

This call for offer is to select three civil society organisations from the three given countries to produce advocacy campaigns on hate speech, online violence and disinformation.  Campaigns should particularly target marginalized groups. Topics should center around 1. Peaceful conflict resolution, 2. Participation.

Proposed campaigns can be of different formats online. Contents shall be produced in Arabic. The campaigns should be developed between August and November 2023.  


– Eligibility of the Applicant 

In order to be eligible to submit the application, the applicant must be: 

1. An active civil society organization from Tunisia, Libya, Algeria  

2. Experience in campaigns.  

3. Have a sound financial management system. 

4. Proficiency (Speaking and writing) in Arabic.  


Priority will be given to organization with experience in campaigns related to youth, support Women’s rights and marginalized groups. 


– Application & Selection Criteria 

– Interested applicants shall submit an application consisting of:  

  • narrative offer (full application) 

  • proposed financial offer.   

  • CSO´s CV 

  • Applicant ´s CV 

The application will be evaluated against the following selection criteria: 

1- Cleary and well-elaborated methodology of proposed campaign 

2- Skills and qualification relevant to the topics of this service 

3- Proven motivation and interest participating  

4- Cost effectiveness according to the proposed product  


The selection committee will evaluate the proposal according to the aforementioned criteria and a thorough and fair ranking system. The highest scoring projects will be awarded. 


Each sub-heading will be given a score between 1 and 4 as follows; 1= poor; 2=adequate; 3=good; 4= very good.   






Cleary presented/well-structured Idea for production 

Max 4 

Skills and qualification relevant for this service 

Max 4 

Adequate integration of topics on hate speech, online violence and cyberbullying  

Max 4 

Proven motivation and interest 

Max 4 

Budget: Is the budget in accordance with the planned activities? Cost/value analyses  

Max 4 

Plus: Experiences working with youth, women and marginalized groups 

Max 4 





– Contracting & Supporting Documents

A service contract will be signed between DW Akademie and the selected civil society organization.  


– Benefits for Applicants & Requirements for Participation 

The selected organization will become part of a media network for MENA media community which will give them the opportunity to join plenty of online sessions on Campaigning, media ethics, fact-checking, mental health and legal awareness. The finalists will also benefit from specific training online and offline and have the opportunity to exchange with regional experts and activists within the project network.  

Obligatory participation in activities: 

The participation in the below listed activities is obligatory and the organization have to ensure sufficient resources and time to take part. 

  • 3 days Briefing on requirements of campaign development and advocacy, in person in Tunisia (August/September)

  • 2 rounds of online-Training and mentorship to ensure that the final product meets the desired standards and timelines. 


– Eligibility of costs 

The financial support shall enable selected media to develop content that is relevant to this call. The following costs are eligible:  

  • Contribution to personnel costs  

  • Costs for local travel (car rental, public transport, in-country flights,)  

  • Costs for hotel and subsistence (per diem)  

  • Equipment (small items only, such as camera, microphone,)  

  • Other Costs, services, such as publications (layout and print), visibility, financial services  

  • Costs for activities, such freelance-journalists, citizen journalists, students, or consultants who receive fees/daily rates, costs for studio rental…  


– Non-eligible costs:    

  • Purchase of bigger items, vehicles or furniture, land or buildings  

  • Debts and debt service charges (interests)  

  • Provisions for losses or potential future liabilities  

  • Costs declared by the recipient and financed by another action or work programme receiving a European Union grant (including through the European Development Fund)  

  • Currency exchange losses  

  • Office rent, unless the applicant can demonstrate that additional and specific office rental is necessary for the purpose of the action implementation.   

  • Taxes, including VAT, unless the Recipient can demonstrate they cannot reclaim them.  

  • Credit to third parties  

  • In kind contributions (e.g. valorisation of existing equipment, donations, volunteer works etc.)   

  • Salary costs of the personnel of national administrations, unless otherwise specified in the special conditions and only to the extent that they relate to the cost of activities which the relevant public authority would not carry out if the action were not undertaken.  

  • Performance-based bonuses included in costs of staff.  


– Size of Service & Invoicing 

The production cost for the service should not exceed 6000 Euro.

The amount will be disbursed in two instalments after receipt and approval of invoices (details to be fixed in the service contract). The second instalment will be made after approval and delivery of final product.


– Timetable of the project 

The mentoring and production period will start from 01st July 2023 to 30th December 2023. Each applicant can submit only one application. 









Contract Signature 







Briefing to Selected Participants 







Training on Campaign and kick off physical in Tunisia 








Online training on advocacy  







Production Phase 




Mentoring during production phase 





Publication of campaigns  









– Documents to Apply for Service Contract 

The Application must be written in Arabic. Hand-written applications will not be accepted. 

– Deadline for Submission and Procedures to Follow 

– Applicants must submit full application with the required details and make sure to attach the required documents. Deadline for submission: 10 July 2023.  

Application link:  Apply


– Processing Personal Data

Any personal data will be processed solely for the purposes of the performance, management and monitoring of this application and may also be passed to the bodies charged with monitoring or inspection tasks under European Union law. Applicant(s) will have the right of access to their personal data and the right to rectify any such data. If the Applicant(s) have any queries concerning the processing of personal data, they shall address them to DW.  


The Applicant(s) must process personal data under this application in compliance with applicable EU and national law on data protection (including authorisations or notification requirements).The Applicant(s) shall limit access and use of personal data to that strictly necessary for the performance, management and monitoring of this contract and shall adopt all appropriate technical and organisational security measures. 


– Request for Clarification   

Kindly note that all applicants have to adhere to DW_Declaration-of-Values_EN